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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8/23/2010

Update from Fred

Beekeeper Fred Davis updates us on the honeybees' progress:

I've been trying to keep a watchful eye on the two hives during this summer. It's been hot and muggy and I was concerned that the humidity would have a negative impact on how much capped honey we would get this season and on the bees' overall behaviour. The bees will not add the important enzyme that preserves

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7/15/2010

Update from Fred

Beekeeper Fred Davis updates us on the honeybees' progress:

We're in the second leg of the season for the honeybees. They've survived the cool Spring weather and are now facing hot Summer months. They seem to have made themselves at home and have produced some honey. We're keeping a close eye on them, the queens and the weather!

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7/14/2010

To Swarm or not to Swarm

A swarm of bees is a rare occurrence. When the bees lose their home, or feel they have to leave, they gather around their queen in a clump and await the return of scout bees who are looking for a new spot. An interesting fact is that the bees are at their most docile in a swarm as they have no home to protect.

Surprising but true.

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