Beekeeping Articles

Beekeeping Articles

Winter is the Season to Slow Down

By Lindsay Wilson

From April and through to May, June and July, things just slow down in our hives; the queen is not laying so many eggs.

Bees are starting to evolve to survive destructive varroa mite, researcher says

By Robin McConchie - ABC Rural

Bees in the United States and Europe are starting to evolve through natural selection to survive a mite that has been decimating their populations.

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.