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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Traditional beekeeping has been a practice for years. The native land owners have been harvesting honey from the bush over the years. For some, beekeeping is part of a tradition and collecting honey has been part of a routine for many generations.  Sugarbag Honey Indigenous Australians used to collect honey from the native stingless bees…

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The rise of urban beekeeping has called the attention of many global brands, including IKEA. The global movement “Save the Bees” has definitely sparked a conversation on the importance of bees and pollination.  With that said, urban beekeeping became a trend in Australia amongst the young generations. As such, IKEA in Australia joined in the…

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There is another threat to the bee populations that we do not know much about. Many countries have shown efforts on monitoring bee populations since the first reports of Colony Collapse Disorder emerged. The status of the bee’s lives is still close to endangerment. The US alone has seen a loss of 23% on their…

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Winter for beekeepers is one of the most crucial seasons, it’s either you make it or break it for the bloom of spring! As the climate continues to drop, you’ll see a decline in bee activity from the outside. Bee’s thrive in warmer climates, that is why they are at their busiest during summer. This…

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Now that you have closed off your beehives, what’s next? It’s time to start preparing for the next season of course! In the next 3 months, when winter fully succumbs and it’s cold as ice, it is not recommended for you to open your beehive. Make sure you are only doing so for good reasons. …

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You’ve probably heard of the advice – inspect your beehives regularly to maintain a strong colony. While that is true, there are many things to look out for before proceeding to inspecting your beehive! Here are some of them.  Weather This is an important factor to consider before inspecting your beehive. Only open the hive…

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Relocating beehives can be one of the most unenjoyable activities in beekeeping. Most hobbyists don’t need to do this essentially, however, there are just some cases when it’s the only option. Us beekeepers follow a rule when we’re relocating beehives. It may sound simple, but it can turn your colony upside down if you don’t…

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Most of us have asked this question before: Are my bees swarming? Then we receive an answer from the experts saying, “They could be having orientation flights”. As a beginner you would be wondering, “Bees have orientation flights?”  Through those many questions, we’ll debacle what is the difference between swarming and orientation flights and why…

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