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Help the bees

Help the bees

For more than a decade, bee mortality has increased dramatically. Until the late 1990s, an annual loss of 10% was considered viable. In 2022 in Canada, mortalities oscillated for the most part between 40 and 60%. Faced with this new reality, more and more people want to help bees. But what if you don't know about beekeeping? Several techniques are described below.

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Honey flowers

More and more of us are aware of the importance of dandelions in the spring, but it lasts only a few weeks. Throughout the summer, the bees must find other flowers to fulfill their need for nectar and pollen. Planting flowers is probably the easiest and best way to help bees! When they find great varieties of flowers, they are quick to spread the word in order to make the most of them.

Do you want to help the bees? Plant honey seeds!

Welcome an apiary

Beekeepers are always looking for new places to establish a new apiary. Each new apiary can contain about twenty new hives. This is a simple way to help the bees!

More than 15 apiaries found for different beekeepers in the last years!

Sponsor a hive

Sponsoring a hive is a widespread concept in the world whose objective is to offer mutual help between beekeepers and consumers. 

Help us to help them.

Welcome an apiary

Beekeepers are always looking for new places to establish a new apiary. This is a simple way to help, because each new site allows the beekeeper to increase the number of hives. Each of the sites can accommodate around twenty hives.

If you are interested, we will be happy to discuss with you.

5 selection criteria

In order to determine if a location is good for his bees, the beekeeper will ensure that the site respects different criteria.

Presence of honey flowers

Bees forage within a radius of 3 km. Even if you do not have flowers present at home, it is always possible for us to set up an apiary, because bees travel long distances!

Sunshine

The more sun a site has, the sooner the bees will start foraging. The queen will start laying eggs earlier in the day as well, resulting in stronger hives!

Accessibility

The beekeeper almost always uses a trailer. The sites must therefore be easily accessible.

Urban area

Bees forage within a radius of 3 km. Even if you do not have flowers present at home, it is always possible for us to set up an apiary, because bees travel long distances!

Distance between beekeepers

We try to always keep at least 5 kilometers between our apiaries and those of another beekeeper, because we want to respect the work of other beekeepers.

What it means to you

The bees

Yes, you will see it. No, they won't bother you. About ten meters from the apiary, you can very well see and hear them flying. You may also notice that you are of no interest to them. The bees have only one goal outside the hive, to help the colony by looking for honey, pollen and propolis.

Honey

The rental for an apiary of a site for the summer is paid by the beekeeper in honey. Contact us to find out more about the number of kilos offered per year.

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