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Honey bee swarm found on a Delta Airlines jet in 2012. It was safely removed.

Bee Swarm Season is here: what to do if you see one

This is the season now for honey bee swarms, and if you’ve ever seen one, it can be an impressive sight. What to do with a swarm depends upon who you are: Homeowner or business owner Municipality or first responder Beekeeper First of all, don’t panic. Swarming is a natural phenomenon for honey bees and […]

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Jean-Marc LeDorze, Golden Ears Apiaries, Abbotsford/Mission.

Bringing home bees for the first time

Amanda: How do you go about getting a hive of bees? Well, for us it involved making arrangements with a Fraser Valley beekeeper who had agreed to provide nucleus colonies to all of the students in a provincial beekeeping course we took this spring. On the appointed day of pickup in late May the alarm clock […]

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