We will be at @rightontargethamilton tonight from 5-11pm and tomorrow 1-7pm. We will have honey from different neighbourhoods in Hamilton as well as Propolis tincture, @mindyourbees wraps and other goodies. Come out and support your local farmers and makers🐝💛✨
Didn’t think I had any photos from the 2017 Ontario X New York Beekeeping conference last weekend. Found this photo of a varroa mite from @nodapiary that is the size it would be if it fed on humans. Can you imagine what bees must go through when they have one or more of these on them? Great conference and was great to see all the beekeeping pals. Have a good winter everyone!
Have you seen this bee? The rusty patch bumble bee has almost gone extinct. Bumblebees that are shipped across the world for greenhouse pollination escaped the greenhouses and spread disease to the native bee populations here in Ontario. We need better biosecurity, a ban on systemic pesticides and more habitat.