Some Weather!

Thursday 5 May 2022

Don’t we all love to talk about the weather? Being aware of the weather and keeping an eye on forecasts can be very helpful in organizing beekeeping activities. Weather dictates when we unwrap hives, make treatments, collect honey, dispatch pollination services, raise queens, and impacts the plans of beekeepers daily. Read on to see what some of our familiar weather sources have predicted for Atlantic Canada’s long-term spring and summer forecast.

Some Weather!

The Old Farmers’ Almanac – Long Range Weather Forecast 2022 Atlantic Canada

April and May will have near-normal temperatures and be drier than normal. Summer will be warmer and rainier than normal. The hottest periods will be in late July and mid- to late August.

AccuWeather – AccuWeather’s 2022 Canada spring forecast

Wet, mild pattern could raise flood concerns in Atlantic Canada… Despite the unsettled weather pattern, temperatures across much of southeastern Canada are forecast to be around average levels, with above-normal warmth possible for parts of northeastern Nova Scotia and into Newfoundland… Above-normal water temperatures in the northwest Atlantic will also play a role in the mild pattern for this part of the country. ‘The nearby ocean water may be as much as 2-5 F (1-3 C) above normal during the spring,’ Anderson said. This will help to keep air temperatures in populated areas along the coast above normal, especially during the overnight hours.

Farmer’s Almanac – Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec Long Range Weather Forecast

May 8th-11th A pleasant spell. May 12th-15th Thunderstorms sweep east, followed by clearing skies. May 16th-19th Showers, followed by fair, cool weather. May 20th-23rd Fair skies for National Patriots’ Day in Quebec and Victoria Day festivities in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. May 24th-27th Squally weather, followed by fair skies.

The Weather Network – Welcome to spring, Canada! Your next three months of weather here

After a mild winter, this region is settling into a more typical spring pattern with back-and-forth temperature swings that will come close to offsetting each other… While localized spring flooding could still occur, the risk for widespread flooding appears lower than normal across the region as thaws during February and March have already significantly reduced (or eliminated) the snowpack.

In our experience, normal spring weather has been arriving a bit faster than normal this year in Atlantic Canada, but not as rapid as last year. That said, we all know that Atlantic weather can change in the blink of an eye. Apiaries and blueberry fields will also experience their own microclimate, which can create conditions in your yards that vary from the regional trend. To help with localized weather tracking, Perennia is undertaking a weather station project that some Nova Scotia blueberry producers will already be familiar with. Read on to learn more!

Nova Scotia Weather Station Assistance Program

The Nova Scotia Weather Station Assistance Program encourages producers to embrace on-farm weather station technology and adopt tools that allow them to fully utilize the data gathered. The program is now closed for new applications, but the weather stations are currently in the process of being installed. 

Anyone can download the free Davis “WeatherLink” app to their phone from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store and create a free account to access the live data from the weather stations. If you search on the map “Location” page of the app, you can see what weather stations there are currently installed in your area. Any stations with the naming code “Community Name (NSW###)”, for example “Glenholme (NSW001)” indicates the weather station was funded and installed under this program. The NSW number is the unique station ID assigned to the station. The weather station locations and data can also be view on the Cape Breton Mesonet at

Perennia’s Wild Blueberry Blog also includes some great links to information based on the data collected by these weather stations. Any weather stations installed in wild blueberry fields can be found under the “Weather” page ( where you can view the current conditions at each site. 

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