Don' t Worry Bee Happy Beehive Management

Let one of our trained beekeepers come out to your backyard or bee apiary and help get your beehive(s) back on track with a full beehive assessment and action plan. We are fully prepared with all the necessary medication, treatments, and equipment to ensure your beehive(s) are well looked after.   

 

What to expect:

  • A full frame by frame beehive inspection and clean up of the beehive. 

  • Mite check
    (icing sugar method used so no bees die) 

  • Bottom board clean up and inspection under a magnifying glass

  • Pictures will be taken for your reference and for training purposes 

  • A full assessment with action plan will be provided to the owner

 

Cost: $35*/hour
plus any treatment or added equipment.

*A travel fee would apply if we have to travel greater than 30 km from Honeybee Happy Farms in Delta.

 

If a treatment or action is provided (ex new queen installation, emergency feeding, beehive split, weak, strong beehive combination etc), a followup inspection will be provided at no extra cost to ensure everything is on track and the bees are healthy. 

 

Feel free to join us on the inspection and ask lots of questions. We love talking bees and always bring an extra bee suit for you or a friend.

Winter Beehive Wrap Special Delta, BC

Winter Beehive Wrap Special 

Starting October 15

 

  • Frame by frame beehive inspection 

  • Pollen patty and candy board or fondant patty application

  • Oxalic mite treatment

  • Set up beehive boxes for winter (location, angle and ventilation)

  • Clean and inspect bottom board 

  • Installation of insulated roof with winter wrap

Provide emergency Feeding if Hive is light

 

Cost: $100 for first beehive plus sugar feed

$150 for two beehives

$50/additional beehive(s)

Beehive frame
Spring Time Backyard Beehive Management

Spring Time Backyard Beehive Management

During Spring time you should really be visiting your hives once a week to ensure the queen and brood is healthy and manage any swarm urges.  Honeybees are very busy this time of year a lot can happen in just one week.  

 

Preparation:

  • Unwrap the winter wrap 

  • Clean and assess the health of the beehive and queen

  • New beehive installation(s) and set up

  • Mite treatment and pest management

  • Swarm control

  • Splitting beehives and adding honey supers

  • Removing honey supers 

Summer and Fall Time Backyard Beehive Management

Summer and Fall Time Backyard Beehive Management

During summer the bees are still very busy and their main beehive box(s) should be full of honey and pollen. Nectar and pollen sources become less available and by mid to late August – winter preparation has already started. A beehive check should be done at least every two weeks. 

 

Preparation:

  • Remove honey supers

  • Check for the queen and brood 

  • Mite checks and treatment 

  • Sugar supplement feeding and medication (we use essential oils) 

  • Ensure honey and pollen frames are full for winter

Winter Time Backyard Beehive Management

Winter Time Backyard Beehive Management

Although your bees are all wrapped up it is still important to ensure visual inspections and clean up around the front of the beehive. Sometimes dead bees can clog the entrance. Ventilation is key as trapped moisture in the hive can kill the bees. It is also recommended not to go into your beehive when it is really cold outside. Opening the hive will disrupt how the bees regulate their heat and too much interference can kill them. Preparation is key to the health and survival of your honeybees over winter. We recommend one visual inspection each month or after heavy rains. cold snaps, or snow.

 

Preparation: 

  • Ensure the bees have lots of pollen and honey for winter

  • Provide supplemental / medication treatment feeding 

  • Do a mite check and treatment

  • Visual inspections 

  • Clean and prepare equipment for spring.

  • Read a bee book 

Beekeeper suite
Bee smoker
Clean up beehive
Pest and mite control for honeybee
Honey porcessing
Beekeeper checking frames
Pollination
Raw local honey
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