Bee Forage

Enhancing Bee Forage in the Boundary Area of BC

2020-11-27T18:41:02+00:00

Content by: Liz Huxter and Cooperators: Deane Farms, Kettle River Farms and Morbella Farms Introduction The Boundary area of BC presently has little honey bee forage in late summer. The area is typically hot and arid in late July and August. In the past we have experienced the benefits [...]

Bee Numbers Blossom on Kootenay Conservation Farm

2020-12-07T18:37:56+00:00

In the increasingly complex landscape today’s pollinators must navigate, mounting pressures from food and habitat shortages continue to exact a sizeable toll on both domesticated honey bee and wild bee populations. Fortunately, BC natural beekeepers like Kate and Ryan are doing their best to bolster bee numbers! Since 2017, the pollinator-loving pair has been propagating [...]

Student Outreach Initiative Builds Urban Bee Habitat

2020-12-03T17:44:28+00:00

There are close to 3,000 farms and hundreds of community gardens in Metro Vancouver that rely on native bees for food crop yield and quality. But with native bee populations declining across North America, Metro Vancouver is at risk of becoming one of many communities to face the challenge of [...]

Meadow Restoration Helps Enhance Forage For Victoria Bees

2020-11-12T21:53:47+00:00

In return, these pollination powerhouses rely on nutritious and diverse forage, the decline of which has resulted in poor honey bee health and reduced native bee populations. While establishing pollinator habitat around farm operations can help increase bee resistance to parasites, disease and the effects of pesticide exposure, there is poor uptake in most [...]

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