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‘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...
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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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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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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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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: 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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Who is poisoning bees in the Northern Territory?

About 1 million bees dead in NT after suspected deliberate poisoning incident, according to the ABC. You've really got to...
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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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Is Mead Really Good for You?

If you’ve just jumped in the honey bandwagon, you might have heard about mead. Mead or “honey wine” is an...
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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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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...
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Why Spring is the Best Time to Start Beekeeping

One of the most common questions we get asked from beginners is: “when is the best time to start beekeeping?”...
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Alternative Methods in Weed Management

Weed management is a tough job especially for the agriculture sector. It is complex, controversial and an expensive problem in...
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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...
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Why Australia Needs to Get Rid of Glyphosate

Recent reports has shown that NZ Manuka honey is contaminated with glyphosate. That means anyone that consumed NZ's Manuka honey...
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Which Type of Beehive is the One For You?

Did you know that there are three different types of beehive used around the world? If you are having trouble...
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Queen Excluder 101: Should My Beehive Have One?

Many beginners struggle to decide whether to begin beekeeping with a queen excluder installed. This blog post will show you...
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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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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...
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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...
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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,...