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The experiment begins

There isn’t just one way of housing bees. The most common method is the Langstroth hive with frames each containing a beeswax sheet printed with a hexagonal pattern. The bees use … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

Winter

Overwintering behaviour in bees is important as overwintering losses can be devastating to even the hardiest of beekeepers. When the snow is blowing a common question from non-beekeepers is: “What … Continue reading

March 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

Meaning, madness or meditation?

There is so much more to beekeeping than providing the bees with a box and inspecting them periodically. There are also the social and philosophical elements of beekeeping. A local … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Possibilities and probabilities

One thing that beekeepers learn early on is that although it is possible to grow strong hives and get a decent honey harvest it is also possible to loose your … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Aren’t you glad you’re not a bee?

Take a moment to appreciate being human and all of the freedom and benefits that your humanity entails. For all of the idyllic imagery and fanciful notions associated with bees … Continue reading

December 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

n+1 opinions

There’s an inside joke amongst beekeepers that if you ask n number of beekeepers  about some aspect of beekeeping you will get n+1 different opinions in response. Each beekeeper has their … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

Home sweet home

Bees are such fascinating creatures that it’s a shame we can’t all spend our free time watching bees in our own hives on our roof tops, in our back yards or … Continue reading

November 28, 2013 · 7 Comments

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