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September 06, 2019

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Wintering Hives in Western Canada

This article is supplied by Sheldon Stehn from Sweet Pure Honey on overwintering in Canada. Sheldon is a commercial beekeeper who has adapted his beekeeping practices to suit a commercial setup and location in Western Canada. 

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August 13, 2019

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No need for Netflix – watch your hive instead

Sitting and watching your bees come and go from the hive is a meditative and educational way of passing the time. Read on about hive entrance observations, what they can mean.

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June 01, 2019

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Watch Cedar do a hive split

Feeling unsure of how to split your bee colony, or after a different way to split your hive? Watch Cedar Anderson do hive split at Flow HQ to learn tips on getting two hives from one beehive.

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May 09, 2019

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Less Spray Please! Bees at Work

There is nothing more tragic than going to your hive in the excitement of greeting your girls and being met with a mass of dead bees at the entrance. Flow Team member talks about his recent experience with colony loss and ways we can all act to Save the Bees.

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May 08, 2019

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Bees need drinking water too!

In the height of summer, when temperatures are soaring, it's important to remember that bees (and all wildlife) need access to safe drinking water.

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April 11, 2019

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Springtime is splitting time if you want another colony

Spring is the perfect time to get started with a new colony. “Splitting” is a cost-effective way of establishing a new hive and one of the best gifts an experienced beekeeper can give someone new to the hobby. Hilary Kearney explains how to do it and how to avoid some of the pitfalls associated with this common beekeeping practice.

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April 11, 2019

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How to get bees for your Flow Hive

Although many people have tried, you’ll find that if you place an empty hive in your yard it’s unlikely that a colony will just move in. Beehives are designed to be a perfect home for bees – here are some of the ways you can get a colony to call your Flow Hive home.

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