Bee with Pollen
Bee with Pollen

The pollen is stuffed into hairy receptacles on their hind legs called corbiculae. A single bee can carry about half her own body weight in pollen. Once back at the hive, the workers stuff the pollen into an awaiting cell.

Wildflower Field
Wildflower Field

Some of our hives located in a wildflower field in eastern PEI

PEI Blueberry Field
PEI Blueberry Field

During pollination bee hives are placed in blueberry fields

Swarm of Bees
Swarm of Bees

If a hive gets too crowded the queen will leave with about 60% of her workers to find a new home. The remaining workers will raise a new queen.

Bee's Capping Honey
Bee's Capping Honey

Here you can see bees applying a thin cover of wax to cured honey.

Frame of Capped Honey
Frame of Capped Honey

One of our beekeepers shows a frame full of capped honey. Bees "cap" (seal) the honey until they are ready to use it.

Hive loaded with Honey
Hive loaded with Honey

Bee's will often build comb on top of the frames. When the lid of the hive is removed the wax separates revealing the honey.

Bee's LOVE Goldenrod!
Bee's LOVE Goldenrod!
Bee's Circling Honey
Bee's Circling Honey

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