Honeybees at the COC

 

The Canadian Opera Company is delighted to be part of the ever-growing support of honeybees, Currently we host seven hives onthe roof of our opera house, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Follow the honeybees' progress on Parlando, with visits and posts from beekeeper Fred Davis!

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5/22/2012

Requeening the Hives

We will be requeening all the hives this year which I think, together with what appears will be a long summer, should improve the longevity, health and disposition of the hives. I've noticed the queens have slowed brood production when we need it. A good beekeeper must consider and prepare for the next

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4/1/2012

Baby Bees Doing Well! (No Fooling)

Beekeeper Fred Davis updates us on the honeybees that live on the roof the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts:

I was very pleased to see that all our hives made it through the winter this year. I realize we had it easy this winter but, with the standard loss in Ontario being upwards of 30%, I was worried things might not have turned out as well as they have. Today, April 1, was the first chance I had to take a quick look inside the

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10/26/2011

Adventures in Honey Harvesting

Beekeeper Fred Davis updates us on the honeybees that live on the roof the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts:

A lot has happened since my last entry in August. The very hot summer months got me thinking about how to help the bees stay cool. I inserted chopsticks between the honey supers and the deep brood supers. I hoped this would improve air flow in and around the colonies. I noticed that the colonies were not in direct sunlight for very long throughout the day and until late in the afternoon. That was great during those hot months but now it's time to think about keeping them protected from the harsh winds this fall and winter. 

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