Is it OK to feed bees, during the splitting process. Margaret responds to a question from Dan.
How do we winter down ? We run our Beehive colonies with two full-depth boxes on the first and second levels. We consider the second hive box to be a “multi-use” box. In Spring it’s there to allow the queen to lay freely to deal with natural bee population increase also so the population[…]Read More
Yes it’s that time to plan for the coming season, and in this article, as the sun sets on Summer we are talking about preparing for Autumn
What are the essential pieces of hive ware that make up a modern Langstroth beehive? Read Margaret’s great article on the five Essential Beehive Components you need to get started.
Question Emailed from Oliver March 2019 After last newsletter we received this question from Oliver who asked “ what nutrition does honey provide that sugar-syrup does not ? “ Hi Oliver, Thanks for your email and what a great question. Honey when in a Beehive is a raw and natural pure food. White sugar[…]Read More
Here are some handy tips for the new beekeeper to help you kill your Bees and Beehive Honey Bee colony
What are the basics to start Beekeeping. Margaret talks about the 6 Essential Pieces of Information About Beekeeping that will help you be successful.
21st Century Beekeeping In our view, it is now time to review OLD beekeeping practices. Mostly in terms of how things have changed due to the appearance of the Varroa Destructor Mite (VDM). The Varroa Destructor Mite (VDM) It’s threat to the Honey Bee (Apis Melifera) in the 20th Century varroa caused such devastation. Honey[…]Read More
Have your bees got Deformed Wing Virus, Margaret discusses what she has done to reduce this in your hives using OAV.
Alastair, who is a designated inspector for Ministry for Primary Industries attended the site with Margaret to check our bees for Exotic diseases. What did you find?