Honey Extraction How-To!

So you’re interested in extracting honey from your hives! Congratulations! A honey harvest is one of the best things that can happen for a beekeeper. Luckily, it’s been a great year for honey despite the lack of rain.   So, you’ve collected your supers off of your hives… The next step is extracting. There are … Continue reading “Honey Extraction How-To!”

Out & About: Farmers’ Markets

Did you know that B-Y’s is also out and about in the community? This summer we have been participating in some local Farmers’ Markets. Currently, you can find us on Thursdays at Brock University from 11:30 – 1:30 pm. It’s a small market for staff and students, but it is open to the public! Come … Continue reading “Out & About: Farmers’ Markets”

Refreshing Honey Lemonade

Everyone loves a sweet treat, but the problem is that refined sugar isn’t the greatest for you. That’s why we’re going to be featuring recipes on our blog that use (in our opinion) the best natural sugar, honey. Today we’re featuring Honey Lemonade, because who doesn’t enjoy a nice refreshing glass of Honey Lemonade after … Continue reading “Refreshing Honey Lemonade”

Beginner’s Beekeeping Courses – Register Now

Register now for the Beginner’s Guide to Beekeeping Courses. We are happy to announce that the instructor will be the president of the Niagara Beekeepers Association, George Dubanow. The course is one day and includes on-field training. Lunch and refreshments are included. Please make payment in full to reserve your seat, either online or by … Continue reading “Beginner’s Beekeeping Courses – Register Now”

Interesting Honey & Bee Facts

— When honey bees swarm… They do not sting — The honey bee has been around for millions of years. — Honey bees are environmentally friendly and are vital as pollinators — Honey bee’s wings stroke incredibly fast, about 200 beats per second — The average worker bee produces about 1/12th teaspoon of honey in … Continue reading “Interesting Honey & Bee Facts”

Garden Bee Hives Now Available

B-Y’S is introducing Garden bee hives! The Hives include a queen and the honey bee workers, with a choice of pattern that suits your gardens best! These hives are great for pollination and will keep your garden looking full and colorful! Not only will you enjoy natures most natural honey but you will be helping … Continue reading “Garden Bee Hives Now Available”