Is it OK to feed bees, during the splitting process. Margaret responds to a question from Dan.
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.
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.
Here are some handy tips for the new beekeeper to help you kill your Bees and Beehive Honey Bee colony
Have your bees got Deformed Wing Virus, Margaret discusses what she has done to reduce this in your hives using OAV.
What are the basics to start Beekeeping. Margaret talks about the 6 Essential Pieces of Information About Beekeeping that will help you be successful.
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?
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.
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.
Have you ever wondered what you need to start Beekeeping? Here is the Essential Beekeeping Equipment to get started in Beekeeping.