November 10, 2017

There are a number of reasons for getting into beekeeping. Maybe you have flower and vegetable gardens and fruit trees and want to make sure that they are pollinated. Or perhaps you have read about the decline in honeybee populations and you want to help increase their...

October 5, 2017

The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder. Soon the temperature both day and night will be below 10 Celsius and the honeybees will retreat to their hive for the winter months. The worker bees will form a cluster around the queen, keeping her warm a...

September 20, 2017

Every season has its trials and tribulations, its ups and downs, and late summer and early fall is no different. Now is the season for robbing. The nectar flow slows down for a time before the golden rod and other fall flowers appear and the bees go into survival mode.

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August 24, 2017

Your bees have been working hard all summer long, flying form flower to flower, gathering nectar and pollen. They have been building combs and filling them, reducing the moisture content and capping the combs. You’ve been hard at work too, inspecting your hive, adding...

July 18, 2017

Our bees have been very busy this summer. They have been building lots of combs and filling them fast. Regular monitoring of the hives is very important this time of year. Checking on the bees using the inspection window is a time saving practice and a great way to mon...

March 20, 2017

Despite the weather, this is the first day of spring & with spring, we welcome the bees.

We received word late last week that the bees will be arriving the first week of April & not the end of April, as originally thought. Once we know the exact date, we will let you kn...

February 20, 2017

It has been a busy couple of months here at Manzer Apiary Inc. with the phone ringing & emails coming in to reserve packages of bees, as well as purchase our hives. The order for the packages went out last week & the bees will be arriving mid to late April. The package...

January 3, 2017

Happy New Year!

As a service to everyone that purchased our top bar hives in 2016, as well as new customers in 2017, we will begin taking orders for bee packages beginning this week. All orders have to be done by February 15, 2017, as our supplier has to have their orde...

December 17, 2016

2016 was a great year for us! Sales were great for our first year and a lot of interest was generated from our hive. 

Several pollinator beekeepers were very intrigued about the design of our hive but were concerned about the ability to move our hives to different locat...

November 12, 2016

We will be having Beekeeping workshops for the Manzer Apiary beehive on Saturday November 26th 2016 in Yarmouth at Sobeys, and in Digby at the Super Store on Saturday December 10th 2016. Space is limited. To book your seat call 902-245-1052 or e-mail manzerapiary@gmail...

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