- an approach to beekeeping encouraging minimal manipulation and as hands-off an approach as possible.

Maintaining a healthy beehive is a complex and occasionally difficult challenge, with threats to our bees including pests, pesticides and more. But one of the most pervasive threats relates to that from mites, such as the varroa mite.

We practice treatment free beekeeping - perhaps the most common practice mentioned by proponents of natural beekeeping is the desire to avoid chemical treatments to address issues in the hive. This is also the most controversial aspect of natural beekeeping and you will easily and readily find experienced beekeepers on both side of this coin.

We practice foundation-less beekeeping. Bees make good choices! Bees will create the entire comb, rather than lay it over a man-made foundation. These frames often have a small "wedge" at the top, merely to provide the bees with a helping hand to get started.

Our goal is to breed a bee adapted to the Fort Nelson's climate - well suited to the specifics of the local environment and breed from bees that have survived in this environment "survivor stock"