Honey Container Labelling for " Farm Gate" Sales
Farm Gate Sales are sales where the honey is produced in the producer's apiary and sold directly to the consumer from the producer's place of residence. Additional information (e.g. grade, colour class) is not required but is permitted on the label. For complete regulatory requirements, please refer to: Ontario Regulation 119/11 www.ontario.ca / laws / regulation / 110119
Protecting your Equipment/Colonies from Wax Moth
The wax moth is a very destructive pest in your beehive. Female wax moths fly at night, laying masses of eggs in cracks between hive bodies and other crevices or in unprotected comb. In less than a month, the number of eggs laid by an individual female can vary from 300 to more than a 1000. In 3-5 days, the eggs hatch into tiny larvae which feed on nectar, honey, pollen or beeswax. As they grow, they destroy the comb by feeding on cocoons and beeswax. Wax moth will destroy the comb and your woodenware by covering your frames with a...
Bee Viruses- Interesting Read
Bee Virus Spread Manmade and Emanates from Europe The spread of a disease that is decimating global bee populationsis manmade, and driven by European honeybee populations,new research has concluded University of Exeter Hive bees. Credit: Professor Stephen Martin, University of Salford The spread of a disease that is decimating global bee populations is manmade, and driven by European honeybee populations, new research has concluded. A study led by the University of Exeter and UC Berkeley and published in the journal Sciencefound that the European honeybee Apis mellifera is overwhelmingly the source of cases of the Deformed Wing Virus infecting hives...
Labelling Regulations for Honey
Warm Weather and Bees before Spring Arrives
Hi , got a few questions from concerned beekeepers if and how the warm weather affects their colonies. Here's my take on it.Yes the warm weather is a plus for the bees, it allows them to break cluster and move closer to their stored food supplies. However if it stays warm for prolonged periods the bees will be moving around a lot more and laying more eggs. which means they will be consuming more food at faster than normal pace. With that in mind pick a nice a nice day and check their food supply and ensure they have enough...