As I’ve said many times, Amanda and I are relatively new at beekeeping. We manage to learn new lessons every day. High on this year’s list of mistakes not to make: Don’t use a weak queen bank. It’s hard on both the queens and the pocket book. Don’t steal too much honey. Bees don’t like […]
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Honey Bee Zen Apiaries, in Metro Vancouver, is known for its sustainable beekeeping and a growing list of terroir-based niche honeys. We specialize in the careful production of honey from the fruit fields we pollinate in the rich Fraser Valley agricultural belt, including blueberry, raspberry, blackberry and strawberry. Our amber and dark honeys have won awards, and you can almost taste the sunshine that our bees have harnessed to produce such flavourful sweetness. We are committed to working with farmers who respect the land they use and the bees we provide, and we seek out strong and beneficial relationships. We are interested in the science and breeding of bees, the production of honey and hive products, and the challenges bees and their keepers around the world face.
- Picking Blueberries With Sandhill Cranes: A Summer Event July 17, 2016
- Canada’s ban on honey bee imports is folly, says B.C.’s biggest beekeeper March 10, 2012
- Treating bees with oxalic acid; a late-winter mite-killing exercise February 1, 2015
- Battling honey bee chalkbrood an expensive, maddening affair June 9, 2015
- Four apiary sites in B.C.’s Fraser Valley found with small hive beetles September 10, 2015
- Painting New Honey Supers For The Coming Season April 18, 2018
- World Supplier of Nosema Medication Fumagilin-B Shuts Down April 13, 2018
- Alberta Small Hive Beetle find means trouble for B.C. beekeepers July 29, 2017
- New honey in our Swan Valley operations in Creston! July 20, 2017
- New adventures for Honey Bee Zen Apiaries and Swan Valley Honey July 16, 2017
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- Jeff: They are open from early morning to dusk; they use...
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