Many beginners struggle to decide whether to begin beekeeping with a queen excluder installed. This blog post will show you the pros and cons to help you decide if you need one in your beehives! What is a Queen Excluder? A queen excluder is made up of either plastic or stainless steel, designed to prevent…

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When spring arrives, you’ll see a lot of swarms around. To capture a swarm of bees is one of the best parts of beekeeping and an easy way of acquiring yourself a colony! Whether it’s your first time or not, capturing a swarm of bees will leave you excited with an ongoing learning journey about…

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Once spring arrives, you’ll see your beehive boom. There will be a massive increase in population, increase in honey stores and pollen stores. Because of this boom, many beekeepers go towards splitting a beehive. Splitting a beehive is very common during spring and summer. Good reasons to splitting a beehive: The main reason that beekeepers…

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If you would like to start beekeeping, spring is the best time to do so! The beehive becomes the busiest when the weather starts to become warmer. Here are some things that you can expect to see in your beehive during spring.  Increase in Queen Egg Laying During winter, the queen bee halts in laying…

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Last 23rd of June, we had the pleasure to have a beekeeping chat with Peter Barr. He is the host of the Focus segment from 720 AM ABC Perth Radio. The segment focused on honey bees and the sudden rise of backyard beekeeping amongst suburban areas, especially in Perth.  Our resident beekeeper, Dwayne, has gladly…

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