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Beekeeping Articles and Information

The beekeeping articles here are just a guide and there are often many ways to achieve the same or similar result in beekeeping. You may have heard the saying, “ask ten beekeepers a question and you get twelve different answers”. Well it is not too far off. However, it is always good to have a starting point and we will try to offer a solid start here. If you are a beginner, we would advise you to join a club or association, ours if you are close by or another one if it suits you better. If you cannot get to a club, it would be a good idea to make contact with an experienced beekeeper in your area and get some hands on experience before you buy your own bees and equipment.

 

This Month in the Apiary

A short summary of the year in the apiary outlining some of the main activities listed by month. It is not exhaustive, but is a good start.

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Swarm Control for Beginners

Swarming is a normal part if a honey bee colony’s activities during they year. It is their way of multiplying. How do you deal with it?

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Artificial Swarm Control

There are many ways controlling swarming artificially. The one described here has proved itself to be successful and is recommended.

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FIBKA Criteria for the Sale of Nucleii

It is important that nuclei beginner colonies are of a certain standard before being offered for sale, to ensure the best chance of success.

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The Waggle Dance – Round Dance and…

How bees communicate has always been a mystery, but we are at last starting fo figure it out after generations of research and study.

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