This week we are talking to Joe Lewis from Maryland in the big Ol’ US of A. Joe discuss his Beekeeping 357 method of Sustainable Beekeeping through Nucleus Colonies.
This show we chat with Gabriel Petrut who lives in the Mississauga in Canada. We talk about beekeeping in Canada and some of the challenges with keeping bees.
We got up late today after a late night at an engagement party last night congrats to Ben and Lorelle. Anyway we stopped off at a cafe on the way and who should we run into but Tana Umaga the famous New Zealand All Black. We asked if we could take a photo with him, […]
Did a quick check on the hives today, just to see how all were going. Here is what we did on each hive… Bethells 1 This hive is going from strength to strength, since we moved them from the nuc to the full sized hive. All frames have been drawn out with a few frames […]
We open up the NUC today to see if all is well with the new Queen, she has been released from her cage and has started to lay eggs. Some of the cells had two eggs in them, which isn’t good had a look on the Internet and it says this can be normal for […]
Busy day in the Bee Gardens today, here is what we did broken down by hive name. Honey 1 We removed the Apistan Strips from Honey 1, it’s been seven weeks now. The Bees have expanded quite a lot, so it was time to put on a ¾ box of frames to start collecting some […]
Yesterday we finished building out new NUC box; we also bought a new bench saw which helped a lot getting the cheap wood to be square. Finding Tin for the roof was hard work, so I decided to use a piece of plastic sheeting to hopefully make the box waterproof. I have painted the box […]
Well day one of our Bee Keeping adventure, we purchased a NUC last night from our new friend Rosemary. A NUC or nucleus is a small hive with a Queen and a number of drones and worker bees. We placed this in the back of the ute and headed to the hills, when we got […]