All About Flow

Informative video and blog on honey bees and nature; flow and dearth and management.

Holistic Apiary Management With Bill Stagg

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Outcomes Learners will have knowledge about natural beekeeping, including the significance of observing bees, allowing swarming, providing natural nutrition, and timing colony splits for successful apiary management.   Key Takeaways  Beekeepers can learn valuable insights from observing and studying the behavior of bees in their natural environment. Allowing bees to swarm is crucial for the […]

Choosing a Beehive Location

abcbees hive location video

Outcomes Learners will understand the factors to consider when placing a beehive to ensure the successful establishment of a honeybee colony in their yard.   Key Takeaways  Sunlight and Warmth: Placing the beehive in a location that receives ample sunlight allows honeybees to forage for longer periods and helps maintain a warmer environment for raising […]

Choosing the Right Bee Smoker

Outcomes Learners will understand the factors involved in choosing the right beekeeping smoker   Key Takeaways    Safety First: The most critical consideration when selecting a smoker for beekeeping is safety. Look for a smoker with a raised bottom chamber to prevent accidental fires, and ensure it includes a hook or mechanism to hang the […]

Questions to Ask When Purchasing Used Beekeeping Equipment

Outcomes Learners will assess the risks associated with used beekeeping equipment and recognize the advantages of investing in new gear.   Key Takeaways    Used beekeeping equipment may have structural weaknesses that can compromise bee colony safety. Previous bee colonies housed in used equipment may have faced health issues, leaving behind hidden threats of disease. […]

Urban Beekeeping Good Neighbour Policy

Beekeeping in the city is an amazing hobby that offers so many benefits. Not only do you get to learn about the fascinating world of bees, but you also get to enjoy the delicious honey that they produce. However, as an urban beekeeper, it’s important to be a good neighbour and ensure that your bees […]

Getting Started with ABC Bees

Welcome to ABC Bees! Keep reading this blog post to learn about all the beekeeping programs and courses that we offer.