Bees adjust to seasons with nutrients in flowers and ‘dirty water’

A spike in calcium consumption in the fall, and high intake of potassium, help prepare the bees for colder months Source: Tufts University Summary: Researchers have discovered that honey bees alter their diet of nutrients according to the season. A spike in calcium consumption in the fall, and high intake of potassium, help prepare the bees … More Bees adjust to seasons with nutrients in flowers and ‘dirty water’

Sustainable beekeeping programs are creating a buzz

By DAWN RITCHIE   Sustainability is trending, and it’s the guiding principle behind a raft of innovative programs springing up at colleges and universities. Sustainable Urban Beekeeping is one of the latest offerings from Humber College, presented in association with Humber Arboretum, TRCA and Parks, Forestry, and Recreation. The pilot program, launched in 2017, grew in popularity … More Sustainable beekeeping programs are creating a buzz