Image for blog post on holiday beekeeping checklist summer

Going away over the summer? Here’s a handy holiday beekeeping checklist to keep in mind. It’s summer – and your bees are very busy. It’s also that time of year where you might be going away for a few days or even a few weeks (lucky you!). Your bees can usually look after themselves for…

Read More
Re-homing feral bees. Image Monster Hive Removal North Perth Bee2Bee Beekeeping Supplies

Re-homing feral bees and their unruly hives into a bee box. Bees make their homes in all sorts of interesting places. This week we have a beehive in a wine barrel to deal with! As Aussie Bee elaborates, “some swarms of commercial honey bees build nests in exposed locations such as under a branch or the…

Read More
Image for post: Bee Education The Most Important Planting to be Done for Our Bees

Beekeepers must spread their love of bees to an often apprehensive public through education and advocacy. Earlier this year The Land reported from the Amateur Beekeepers’ Association of NSW conference. The keynote speaker was Costa Geordiadis, host of the ABC’s Gardening Australia programme.  Bee friendly gardening was the topic, but Costa spent a good part of his…

Read More
How Bee-Friendly is Your Garden, Town or City

“Bee-friendly gardens” are not just a fad, they’ve become a necessity. In our ever expanding urban environment, bees are finding it harder and harder to find food and other important resources. Have you ever tried to view your backyard from a bee’s perspective? This is what beekeeper and author Doug Purdie suggests in the opening…

Read More
CSRIO Leads Honeybee Health Research with High-Tech Bee Backpacks

CSRIO leads Global Initiative for Honeybee Health (GIHH) research program using smart sensor bee backpacks. Last week we heard about an AI enabled “smart hive” network for bee research that the World Bee Project is developing. Today we look at another another high-tech bee research program lead by Australia’s CSRIO, using “bee backpacks”!   The Global Initiative…

Read More
Listening to Bees. Sound Artists Loving Life With Honeybees. Photo by Massimiliano Latella on Unsplash

Australian permaculture educators Milkwood have turned to sound art in Listening to Bees. We know bees are fascinating creatures, and they have long caught the eye and imaginations of artists too. Many artists have then turned their hand to educating and sharing their love for these essential creatures.    Two Australian permaculture educators who have long…

Read More
Bee2Bee Beekeeping Supplies The Buzz. honeybees neonicotinoids 2017 study. Photo by OC Gonzalez on Unsplash

In 2017 the largest in-the-field study on nionicotinoids and bees was undertaken. “Puzzling” results were reported for honeybees.  Yesterday we told you about new research into the effects of tiny amounts of nionicotinoids on bumblebee brooding habits. An expert quoted by the ABC indicated that all bees are quite nuerobiologically similar, but the jury is…

Read More
bumblebee brooding habits neonicotinoids neonics bee health research

Research shows low level exposure to neonicotinoid insecticide reduces bumblebee brooding activity. But the jury is still out on “neurobiologically similar” honeybees. With all the research into the effects of neonicotinoids on bees over the past decade has come mixed results. The effects on honeybees remains the most unclear aspect (a fact that  pro-neonic industry…

Read More
beehives AI hive network The Bee Project and Oracle technology

The World Bee Project has partnered with technology giant Oracle to gather data from a “smart hive” network. Last month Channel Ten’s The Project turned its wry reporting style onto a novel beekeeping partnership. The World Bee Project and business technology giants Oracle are together building a worldwide network of AI enabled “smart hives.” This network…

Read More