Alberta Bee News Magazine – August 2022

We’re pleased to share the August 2022 edition of Alberta Bee News Magazine! Read the August 2022 edition of Alberta Bee News Magazine online now by clicking HERE. TO DOWNLOAD, PLEASE CLICK THE DOWNLOAD ICON AT THE TOP LEFT.  

Year of the Beekeeper: The Gull Lake Honey Company Inc.

Owners: Lorne & Alida Prins Location: Gull Lake, Alberta Social info: Facebook Question:      How did you get involved in this sweet industry – what’s your story? Answer: Compared to many of the people reading this we are relatively new to the beekeeping scene. This is our 4th season as a commercial operation and...

Early Spring Nutrition

  From late fall to spring, honey bees rely upon the food stores available in the hive. If adequately prepared for winter, the colony will be given the best chance at surviving the cold winter months. Once spring arrives, the colony is already in full brood rearing mode, building up the population for the coming...

Biosecurity

One of the key factors affecting colony loss is the presence of multiple pathogen and parasite loads, as well as the background levels of their infective agents within hive substrates, such as: wax, pollen, honey. Many pathogens can survive in hive substrate for multiple years, so beekeepers must adopt management practices that minimize disease spread....