Is it OK to feed bees, during the splitting process. Margaret responds to a question from Dan.
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
Bees are wonderful and hardworking creatures. But due to climate change and landscapes which are being cleared off, the bees’ population is in danger. Before it comes to extinction, let’s all help the bees to have a home.
Have your bees got Deformed Wing Virus, Margaret discusses what she has done to reduce this in your hives using OAV.
Here is an update to a story we did back in 2009. The original wooden stand had rotted away, so it was time to give the water feeder a refresh and provide our bees with a water source.
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
Here are some handy tips for the new beekeeper to help you kill your Bees and Beehive Honey Bee colony
A great video series by Plant and Food in New Zealand about the history and Elimination of American Foulbrood. American Foulbrood is the most widespread and destructive of the bee brood diseases.
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
The art of beekeeping can be very exciting, but if you are a beginning beekeeper, you are most likely going to make some mistakes. Of course, no beekeeper will intentionally want anything to go wrong, but it happens. This article to contains ten major mistakes a new beekeeper makes.
In this post we answer the question how do you tell the difference between Manuka and Kanuka? Here are four ways to get you started.
If you want to grow an organic garden and keep the process as natural as possible, you should turn to nature. Here are some bee friendly plants that deter pests