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What To Expect In Your Beehive During Spring

What To Expect In Your Beehive During Spring

If you would like to start beekeeping, spring is the best time to do so! The beehive becomes the busiest...
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Beekeeping Chat with Dwayne and Peter Barr

Last 23rd of June, we had the pleasure to have a beekeeping chat with Peter Barr. He is the host...
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Traditional Beekeeping and Honey

Traditional beekeeping has been a practice for years. The native land owners have been harvesting honey from the bush over...
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Global Brands Supports Urban Beekeeping

The rise of urban beekeeping has called the attention of many global brands, including IKEA. The global movement “Save the...
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Winter Management: Learning About Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)

There is another threat to the bee populations that we do not know much about. Many countries have shown efforts...
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Winter Management: Causes of Winter Failure

Winter for beekeepers is one of the most crucial seasons, it's either you make it or break it for the...
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Winter Management: Preparation For the Next Beekeeping Season

Now that you have closed off your beehives, what’s next? It’s time to start preparing for the next season of...
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Things to Remember Before Inspecting Your Beehive

You’ve probably heard of the advice - inspect your beehives regularly to maintain a strong colony. While that is true,...
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Your Ultimate Guide to Relocating Beehives

Relocating beehives can be one of the most unenjoyable activities in beekeeping. Most hobbyists don’t need to do this essentially,...
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Navigating Through Honey Bee’s Orientation Flights

Most of us have asked this question before: Are my bees swarming? Then we receive an answer from the experts...
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Hosting an AirBeeNBee: Bee Hotel Guide

Winter season is upon us. The cold front, chilly breeze and wetter days are coming. There will be less foraging...
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Native Flowering Plants to Attract Australian Native Bees

Now that you’ve built a bee hotel, it’s time to think about the native bees’ source of food and attracting...
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Flowering Plants to Add to your Garden this Winter

Winter is that season where we all layer up and flowering plants are uncommon. However, you can change that! There...
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Autumn Management: Worker Bees Kicking Out the Drones

For a beginner, seeing a lot of evicted or even dead bees outside the hives is startling. We’re here to...
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Autumn Management: What to do with Burr Comb

While cleaning out the burr comb is not only for autumn management, it’s actually a regular to-do list for every...
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Autumn Management: The When, Why and How of Feeding Pollen Supplements

It may not be too obvious but feeding sugar syrup or pollen have each of their purposes. Usually, bees are...
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Autumn Management: Feeding Your Bees with Sugar Syrup

Colder months are upon us. Feeding your bees during autumn may not always be necessary, but if you find:  Harvested...
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Autumn Management: Downsizing the Beehive

Autumn is almost here and it is time to make some changes. Before harvesting any honey this time of the...
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The Different Job Titles of a Worker Bee

During a worker bees’ lifetime in the hive, they are appointed to different jobs based on their age. Just as...
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The Role of the Drone

When you are a new beekeeper, it’s a bit confusing what type of bees are there at first, especially differentiating...
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Bee Thieves! Things to Do in the Event of Robbing

In the season of nectar scarcity and drought, you may experience your hive being robbed by other honey bees. To...
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Swarming vs. Absconding: What Do We Need to Know?

Anyone who lost a hive for the first time has this question on the top of their head. The thought...
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Who are the Australian Native Bees?

How much do we really know about our very own native bees? There are at least 1,700 species of Australian...
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Common Australian Beehive Pests and Bee Predators: Who are they?

The natural ecosystem works in a wonderful yet mysterious way. We can only do so much to protect the bees...
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Australian Bushfire Crisis: Impacts and How to Help

The 2019 Australian bushfires have been burning since October 2019. It has been reported that in NSW alone, almost 5...
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Nosemosis: What To Look Out For

Summer is around the corner and though your bees will be busy producing honey, it is important to be aware...
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Swarm Prevention 2: Queen Management

Queen management techniques to delay and deter swarming. In our second post on preventing spring bee swarms, we look at...
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Keeping Up With Australia’s Beekeeping Industry

There is recent emergence of young and amateur beekeepers across Australia. In example, did you know that there is a...
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Swarm Prevention 1: Reducing Congestion in the Hive

Reducing congestion in the hive is essential to minimise the risk of swarming.  Responsible beekeeping practices include swarm management and...
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Spring Management Practices for Australian Beekeepers: An Overview

What is spring management and what does it mean for you and your beehive? Spring has sprung and you -...