Sunday sight: Funky bee hives

Sunday sight: Funky bee hives
My soft spot for apiculture was obvious last weekend for the 2nd annual Randee’s Bees bee box painting at Headwaters Farm. A stunning spot with the warmest of hosts who also baked pizza for the guests who came hungry. The day was really about the bee hives though, that became works of art as families of ...

Birds, bees, flowers, trees, honey and maple syrup

Birds, bees, flowers, trees, honey and maple syrup
When I was a kid, my family traded Alberta honey with relatives for Québec maple syrup. While our farm is not one that produces honey, a symbiotic relationship exists between honey producers and grain farmers. The honey producers will place hives on land with flowering crops. Bees need the flowers’ nectar for honey. The flowers ...