First of Kind Research: Over Wintering Honey Bees


After her family acquired honey bees this fall Jordan Winter set about the task of researching tried and true over wintering techniques of hives in Northern Ontario. Having found no information online and finding plenty of disparate strategies among beekeepers in the Algoma District, this grade ten Korah High School student recognized the perfect subject for her next science project.

Speaking of her families attempt to find information about regional wintering of honey bees practices Jordan commented, “We did not know what we were doing and there was no specific answer to what we should do. Everybody does it differently and everybody will tell you their way is best. The majority of the research being conducted is taking place in Southern climates where temperatures are not as negative. There isn’t a lot of data into what works here.”

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