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We have been getting lots of queries on winter wrapping your hive lately so I guess its time to repost about wrapping your hives for the winter.  There are lots of opinions on how to do best wrap the hive and what to use for wrapping material, it kind of mirrors the st...

August 19, 2019

As August winds down, its time to start thinking about hive pest

management and winterizing.  One of the more common oversights new Keeps make is underestimating the importance of fall pest management and treatments.

Abbigail Honey in partnership with Country Fields Bee...

May 26, 2019

NOSEMA - often referred to as the silent killer of honeybee colonies, it can quickly become lethal if left unchecked and is caused by the single cell protozoan Nosema apis. 

From the Fungai family, it affects adult honeybees by attacking the epithelial cells (lining of...

March 27, 2019

With the warmer temperatures now arriving, we are getting many queries about mite treatments and when is the best time.  Several have been from new Keeps concerning the use of Oxalic Acid so here is some information on the process.  The most important consideration to...

March 26, 2019

I created this list of things to try and do to help those of you who may not have a mentor.  It is derived from experience and study and I hope it helps!

Abbigail Honey BEE ANNUAL TO DO LIST

Canada Growing Zone 5

January - The Bees

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July 19, 2018