Now that you’ve built a bee hotel, it’s time to think about the native bees’ source of food and attracting them to stay in your hotel. Start attracting native bees with not just any flowers, but by adding native flowering plants to your garden or anywhere near your bee hotel!  Most of the Australian native…

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Winter season is upon us. The cold front, chilly breeze and wetter days are coming. There will be less foraging activities which also means less beekeeping activities that will leave you bored and nothing else to do. Instead, you can start to build a bee hotel for our native bees! Here’s a small guide on…

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Winter is that season where we all layer up and flowering plants are uncommon. However, you can change that! There are flowering plants that can endure the cool temperatures of winter. This can help your bees survive through winter. Winter means less foraging for bees, that’s why providing them pollen and nectar flow by adding…

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For a beginner, seeing a lot of evicted or even dead bees outside the hives is startling. We’re here to tell you that this is completely unusual, especially for this season! So why do the worker bees kick out the drones?  First of all, you must understand the role of the drones in the life…

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While cleaning out the burr comb is not only for autumn management, it’s actually a regular to-do list for every beekeeper. If you’re a beginner, you may be wondering, what the hell is a burr comb?  In this blog, we’ll highlight what it is and how to clean them out of your hives.  What is it? …

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Colder months are upon us. Feeding your bees during autumn may not always be necessary, but if you find:  Harvested too much honey Lack of honey stores for bees due to weak nectar flow Signs of weakness or early diagnosis of diseases If you have one or more of these signs and have decided to…

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Autumn is almost here and it is time to make some changes. Before harvesting any honey this time of the season, make sure that you: Understand the nectar and pollen supply in your area Know the strength of your colony Aware of your queen’s performance The aim of autumn management is to ensure that your…

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During a worker bees’ lifetime in the hive, they are appointed to different jobs based on their age. Just as any healthy beehive, everyone works as if they are in a factory, each has a full understanding of their role and works hard until the last minute. From the moment a bee hatches from the…

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When you are a new beekeeper, it’s a bit confusing what type of bees are there at first, especially differentiating drones from queens, or even workers. We all know that the bees are mostly females. However, there are “men” in the hives called the drones. Interestingly, the drones are necessary for the success of any…

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