Beekeeping Articles

Beekeeping Articles

Honey: What is it?

By Lindsay Wilson

This is not a simple as you may first think!

A Year in the Life of a Honey bee Colony

By Lindsay Wilson

Many bee books sold in Australia talk of different degrees of weather extremes. If we look at aspects of the ‘honey bees‘ life in the southern Australian temperate climate, from winter through to summer and back to winter it is not the same as the northern hemisphere, so most bee books are only a guide in our hives.

Water and its three uses in a beehive.

By Lindsay Wilson

1st Bees need water to dilute honey before it can be use as food in the hive.

Nucleus hive

What is a Nuc, How, When, Where can I use it?

By Lindsay Wilson

People say what is it ? Do I need a Nuc?
Will I use it? Can I save money not having one? I can’t see the point in having one! Well You Do Need a Nuc

Finding the Queen

Seven ways to help you to find the Queen

By Lindsay Wilson

Sometimes you need to find your queen, and sometimes you only need to know that she is alive and well. But, if you absolutely must find an unmarked queen, there’s nothing like a little practice. You’ll find that spotting her gets much easier after you’ve done it a few times and learn how to look.