I met the Escapes with Nigel team at the Barrie Farmers Market last January. They had expressed an interest in doing an episode entirely on beekeeping and the plight of bees. I spent an afternoon filming at one of the apiaries with … Continued
I am often asked: “What do the bees do in the winter?” Once the temperature dips below 12 deg C, the bees begin to form a cluster. By consuming stored honey and vibrating their wing muscles they are able to … Continued
Photo via Flickr user Flood G. The Smithsonian has a great article on The Science Behind Honey’s Eternal Shelf Life. A combination of low moisture content, high acidity and a little magic from the bees allow honey to last forever. … Continued
This video does a good job of presenting what’s happening to the bees and beekeepers in Ontario.
People are always asking us: “What can I do to help the bees?” – Well here’s something everyone can do. The Ontario Beekeepers Association has a petition they are sending to Ontario Premiere Kathleen Wynne, asking her for a temporary ban … Continued