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6 Tips on How to Avoid the Small Hive Beetle

The Small Hive Beetle (SHB) is a small dark-coloured beetle that infests many colonies around the world. Native to Sub-Saharan...

‘Tanging’ Bees: What is That?

As I was scrolling through a beekeeper Facebook group, I came across a person who talked about ‘tanging’ bees. I...

How Does a Swarm Lure Work?

Our beginning of spring here in Perth wasn’t actually your typical spring. It was rainy and gloomy, unlike anybody else’s...

How to Install a NUC Beehive to a Full Hive

The best indication that your swarm has been successful is when it's expanded into a full sized colony. From a...

8 Simple Steps to Capture a Swarm of Bees

When spring arrives, you’ll see a lot of swarms around. To capture a swarm of bees is one of the...

The Basics of Splitting a Beehive

Once spring arrives, you’ll see your beehive boom. There will be a massive increase in population, increase in honey stores...

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...

Winter Management: Preparation For the Next Beekeeping Season

Now that you have closed off your beehives, what’s next? It’s time to start the preparation for the next beekeeping...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Nosemosis: What To Look Out For

Nosemosis, also known as Nosema, is a common bee disease mainly caused by a parasite Nosema ceranae and Nosema apis....
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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...
Reducing congestion in the hive is essential to minimise the risk of swarming.

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 -...
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European Foulbrood 2: Identification and Management

Identifying and managing European Foulbrood in a Beehive A European Foulbrood (EFB) infection may show no visible signs at times,...
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European Foulbrood 1: What is it and How is it Spread?

European Foulbrood (EFB) is less widespread in Australia than its American counterpart, but it can be a big problem for...
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6 Beekeeping Steps to Prepare for Spring Build-Up

Why beekeepers need to get ready for the spring build-up now Spring is a key season in the annual beekeeping...