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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...

Summer Management: Transporting Beehives

Transporting beehives is a common practice in the beekeeping world. Nectar flows occur during spring and summer, however, having it...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

‘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...

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...

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?”...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...