Love reducing your reliance on plastic and want to make your own beeswax wraps? Read our easy to follow 11 step guide on how to make your own. To buy or ready to use DIY wrap melts or if you don’t have time to make your own you can buy our wraps here.Continue reading “How to make your own reusable beeswax wraps”
Anybody who has spoken to me at length in the last few months is sure to have heard me raving about Slovenian AZ beehives and why we plan on converting our apiary from Langstroth and top bar hives to Slovenian AZ and top bar hives over the coming years. Here’s a list of pros and cons so you can make your own decision.Continue reading “Slovenian AZ beehives – pros and cons”
With temperatures barely rising to double digits it is a sure sign winter is coming. The 2018/19 bee season is ending here in the southern hemisphere. So what happens now?Continue reading “Winter is coming (2019)”
Are you a hobby beekeeper living near Canberra? Do you have a pile of wax cappings you aren’t sure what to do with? 8 Frame Honey now offer a beeswax rendering service. We use a specifically designed 20L wax melter to melt beeswax cappings to produce clean wax ready for use in candles, salves, balms, soaps or any products you add your beeswax too.Continue reading “8 Frame Honey now offer a beeswax rendering service”
Julie Armstrong of ACT for bees is trying to reduce the use of pesticides containing neonicotinoids in Canberra. She also wants more native plants added to urban landscape projects.
An article by Finbar O’Mallon on 12/4/19.
You can find lots of useful information about ACT FOR BEES on their website www.actforbees.org.
Instead of using nasty chemicals such as glysophate (a harmful and active ingredient in Round-Up) to kill weeds opt for boiling water.
Today I look back at how we moved the apiary from our old house to our current home and what we would do differently next time. If you are going to move your hive/s in the future hopefully you can learn from my mistakes. I consider our business a micro-beekeeping company that focuses on quality over quantity and our move involved just 12 hives. We had 11 langstroth hives and 1 top bar hive with colonies plus several empty hives to move.Continue reading “Moving the apiary”
Today’s article is a timely reminder to check your hives regularly – even when it’s over 35 degrees Celsius outside for 4 weeks in a row. Stick to your calendar of when to check and find a way to get it done or your procrastinating and the bees could make life hard.
Unfortunately I work my hives alone more often than not. As such, I have no photos of this experience but for any beekeeper out there, I’m sure you can imagine the kind of sticky situation I got myself into.Continue reading “Check your hives regularly!”
Beekeeping can be tough on your back. Lifting a super full of honey that weighs 30kg or more is not easy. Bending down to lift it is even harder! This article is a step-by-step guide on how to build a hive stand that comfortably fits two Langstroth hives on it.Continue reading “How to build a Langstroth hive stand”
Happy new year everyone! We have a few exciting changes coming in 2019.