The Days of Our Hives

Making Mead at Toronto Botanical Garden

Making Mead at Toronto Botanical Garden

In January, the Urban Beekeeping Series included a mead making program led by award-winning meadmaker Catherine Henderson. During this three-hour class, we learned how to turn honey into mead. We'll...

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The Days of Our Hives: Expecting Royalty

The Days of Our Hives: Expecting Royalty

Several queens developing in peanut-shaped cells While royal births are rather common fare in the bee yard, to those of us that follow the dramatic highs and lows of the TBG bees’ social lives,...

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The Days of Our Hives: Early Summer Swarms

The Days of Our Hives: Early Summer Swarms

One of the most common questions I hear when I speak about TBG’s bees is, “Do they swarm you?” Of course bees do swarm occasionally, though never at anyone (this is not a defensive behaviour,...

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The Days of our Hives: Opening the Hive

The Days of our Hives: Opening the Hive

At last! Spring has arrived with the promise of summer waiting in the wings. For as long as I can remember, the sight of luscious green bulb sprouts pushing up out of the ground was the sign that the...

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How I Became an Urban Beekeeper

How I Became an Urban Beekeeper

I work in a very different environment from most people. I work in a garden, the Toronto Botanical Garden. Working here has provided me with many opportunities. It's a beautiful place and the people...

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