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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 Beekeeping: Signs a Hive is Going to Swarm

What are the Signs a Hive is Going to Swarm? As Perfect Bee notes, a bee swarm is often viewed...
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Spring Beekeeping: All About Bee Swarms

It's Swarm Season! It’s a common sight all across Australia as soon as sunny spring weather hits - bee swarms....
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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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Beekeeping for Beginners: Start Here Before Keeping Bees

It’s spring, and you or someone you know may be thinking about keeping bees for the first time. And with...
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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...
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British Research Shows Intensive Beekeeping Doesn’t Increase Disease

A new study in the U.K has looked at the effect that intensive beekeeping practices has on disease rates in...
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Uncommon Brood Diseases 2: Sacbrood Disease

What is Sacbrood Disease? Sacbrood is a viral infection causes by the Sacbrood Virus. The virus itself is common but...
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Uncommon Brood Diseases 1: Stonebrood

A quick look at rare brood disease Stonebrood. Stonebrood is a fungal infection that kills and mummifies bee larvae. Two...
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Bee2Bee Beekeeping Supplies Green Statement

We're here for bees and our natural environment. Here at Bee2Bee, we take our social and green stewardship seriously. It...
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American Foulbrood 2: Identification and Management

Identifying and managing American Foulbrood is essential to control it's spread. Last week on The Buzz we took at what...
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American Foulbrood 1: What is it and How is it Spread?

A dreaded brood disease, American Foulbrood can devastate a hive and is easily spread Brood diseases are numerous and nasty,...
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Chalkbrood Disease 2: Identification and Management

Chalkbrood is common in Australan beehives despite the good hygiene of Australian bees. How do you identify, treat and manage...
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Chalkbrood Disease 1: What is it and how is it spread?

Chalkbrood Disease in Australia Australian beehives are "succumbing to the deadly chalkbrood disease at a faster rate than their overseas...
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Honey Stores Part 2: How Climate and Colony Size Affects Hive Needs

Last week we provided a general guide on how much honey stores you should leave for winter. We always advise...
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Honey Stores Part 1: How Much do Bees Need for Winter in Australia?

Today on The Buzz, we take a closer look at the amount of honey stores you should leave in your...
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All About Beehive Smokers and Honey Bees

Answers to common questions about using beehive smokers with honey bees. Why do beekeepers smoke bees? Beekeepers have always used...
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Beekeeping for Beginners: Where do You Get Training and Support?

Where can the beginner beekeeper get the skills training they need? Just getting started in beekeeping and don’t know where...
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All About Bee Bread: The Fermented Bee Food

What is Bee Bread? For anyone new to beekeeping, hearing that bees make 'bread' may conjure some amusing images. Can...
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Feeding Honey Bees Part 4: When Should I Feed My Bees?

How to know when to feed your honey bees pollen supplements or sugar syrup. Feeding honey bees sugar syrup and/or...
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Preparing Your Honey Bee Hive for Over-Wintering in Australia

The essentials of preparing your honey bee colony for the over-wintering in Australia. Do bees hibernate in Australia? According to...
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Feeding Honey Bees 3: Pollen Supplements and Substitutes

A perfect bee pollen substitute that works for every colony doesn't yet exist. But there are pollen supplements and substitute...
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Update: Regional Forrest Agreement Rolled Over in WA, Honey Bee Industry Council Releases Statement Backing Agreements

As WA environmentalists are reeling over the rollover of the state's Regional Forrest Agreement, the Honey Bee Industry Council backs...
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Commercial Beekeeping: Andrew Morcom on Securing Apiary Sites and Working Bees on Australian Natives

Andrew Morcom of The Bee Saver and AC8 Apiaries chats about the hard work he puts in to secure commercial...
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Logging of Jarrah, Marri forests continues as Environmentalists fight WA RFA

The continued logging of natives like Jarrah and Marri in WA has environmentalists alarmed. And the trend could mean lost...
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Feeding Honey Bees 2: Bee Pollen for Feeding Honey Bees

What is Bee Pollen and Why Does it Matter? According to Fat and Skinny Bees - a manual on honey...
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Feeding Honey Bees Part 1: Getting Sweet with Sugar Syrup

While honey bees have mastered the art of producing and storing honey for their survival, supplementary feeding is practised by...
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Perth Mint Calls in a Beekeeper to Rescue Resident Beehive

After a decade long residence in a chimney at heritage listed The Perth Mint, a beehive has been re-homed by...