Ten of my must-have beekeeping supplies for when I check my bees away from home. Don’t leave home without them!
Even though beekeepers in Australia are lucky enough not to have varroa mites, we do have other pests to deal with. One that causes us particular trouble in the sub-tropics is the Small Hive Beetle (SHB) Aethina tumida. When I started reading about natural beekeeping I was quite shocked to find out that beekeepers use […]
Two words on my text message, “They’re swarming!” Here’s how we were able to hive a honey bee swarm.
Raising bees is becoming another popular hobby, next to keeping chickens. Bees are fun, rather easy to care for, and you get honey. There ARE some things you need to know before you get going as a beekeeper, however. Understanding what you are getting into before you see visions of golden goodness of honey dreams […]
Beginning beekeeping can be stressful enough just learning all the ins and outs of keeping bees. Check out my beginning beekeeping supply list
For years now Mike Palmer of French Hill Apiaries in St. Albans, Vermont, has been working to convince beekeepers that they can raise their own bees. He proposes beekeepers use the brood and bee-resources in non-productive hives to make mid-summer nuclei, to overwinter for replacement bees…..