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.
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.
What are the basics to start Beekeeping. Margaret talks about the 6 Essential Pieces of Information About Beekeeping that will help you be successful.
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
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.
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.
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.
Have your bees got Deformed Wing Virus, Margaret discusses what she has done to reduce this in your hives using OAV.
Were you thinking about creating a beautiful landscape in your yard? Well, for gardening beginners, there are numerous tips and tricks to growing and maintaining a gorgeous garden. Here is our best advice on how to create a flower garden that’ll look pretty everyday of the year.
In this video we show you How to do a Sugar Shake Mite Count, using a sugar shake jar and icing or powdered sugar. Monitoring your Varroa mites levels is very important to ensure you know if things are getting out of hand in your colonies and if you need to take some form of action or treatment.