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Requirements on Honey Labels

So you’re thinking of starting your honey business?  Since there are a lot of new beekeepers this season, the legalities...
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Summer Management: Honey Surplus

During summer, strong colonies with access to a good nectar flow can produce a surplus of the bees precious liquid...
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Summer Management: Transporting Beehives

Transporting beehives is a common practice in the beekeeping world. Nectar flows occur during spring and summer, however, having it...
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Summer Beekeeping: Protecting the Beehive From the Australian Summer

Even the Australian summer is too hot for the bees. If you think 40 degree Celsius is too hot, just...
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What is Bearding?

During the beginning of spring and summer, plenty of beginner beekeepers ask about the behaviour where bees cluster right outside...
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4 Easy Steps in Installing Your New Queen Bee

Either you chose to raise your new queen bee or purchase one from a breeder, installing a new queen to...
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How Do I Know if I Have A Queenless Beehive?

A queenless beehive is trouble for beekeepers. Especially, it’s a bit difficult to see whether the beehive is queenless, unless...
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When Do you Requeen a Beehive?

Alas, your highness doesn’t always last very long and you may have to requeen at some point. The queen bee,...
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When is it Time to Add a Brood Box?

Brood box? Super? These are some of the basic terms in beekeeping that you need to know. For beginners, acquiring...
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Do Native Stingless Bees Swarm?

Does the swarm season apply to all bees? Much like the European honey bees, native stingless bees swarm for a...
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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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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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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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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...