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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: 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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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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The Different Job Titles of a Worker Bee

During a worker bees’ lifetime in the hive, they are appointed to different job titles based on their age. Just...
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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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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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Swarming vs. Absconding: What Do We Need to Know?

What's the difference between swarming and absconding? Anyone who lost a hive for the first time has this question on...
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Who are the Australian Native Bees?

How much do we really know about our very own native bees? There are at least 1,700 species of Australian...
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Common Australian Beehive Pests and Bee Predators: Who are they?

The natural ecosystem works in a wonderful yet mysterious way. We can only do so much to protect the bees...
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Australian Bushfire Crisis: Impacts and How to Help

The 2019 Australian bushfires have been burning since October 2019. It has been reported that in NSW alone, almost 5...
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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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Keeping Up With Australia’s Beekeeping Industry

There is recent emergence of young and amateur beekeepers across Australia. In example, did you know that there is a...
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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...
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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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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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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,...