…it appears our swarm has swarmed ! yep they left, and not a one stayed ! we aren’t sure what happened and we put it down to three possibilities, maybe not enough food, maybe the queen wasn’t in the hive, maybe the queen died. We’ll have to put this one down to experience…roll-on the next[…]Read More
M – Well its been very stressful but yet the bees remained calm ! G – Yes it was stressful indeed, but we removed the remaining bits of New Zealand Christmas tree from the hive and added some new frames. M got a sting on the hand, so we have decided to buy a full[…]Read More
Well day one of our Bee Keeping adventure, we purchased a NUC last night from our new friend Rosemary. A NUC or nucleus is a small hive with a Queen and a number of drones and worker bees. We placed this in the back of the ute and headed to the hills, when we got[…]Read More
Hi All, Well with the weather being amazing in the hills today, we thought would inspect Goldie to see how she was going. Its been a couple of weeks, since we have checked out the Goldie Girls. Well, findings were that that there was a lot of condensation under the lid of the hive so we[…]Read More
Well we got a text message today from my brother about someone at his work that had a swarm in their garden. Well we have never picked up a swarm, but after reading the pages from “Bee Keepers for Dummies”, we ventured out even thou Gary wasn’t feeling the best today. We found the swarm[…]Read More
Here is our Blog about our adventures in Bee Keeping, have a look and see what we are up too….feel free to comment or ask questions. We are still learning so welcome the feedback. Thanks for reading…Gary and Margaret
Well we were unable to open the hives yesterday, as it was raining most of the day. Bee’s are still bearding around Honey 1, even in the rain. They have formed little lines of Bee’s, so we will leave them to it. We have another NUC arriving soon, so we need to buy some new[…]Read More
Good news, all the left over bees found they way out of the old box into the new hive. The Bees have busy today, which is great to see..