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Common Misconceptions - Honey Bees

  • 4th May 2023
  • By Ernest H.

Honey bees are an essential part of our ecosystem and play a crucial role in pollinating our food crops. However, there are several misconceptions about honey bees that have led to fear and even hostility towards them. Let's debunk some of those misconceptions.

The Swarming of bees, a complex behaviour

  • 27th Apr 2023
  • By Ernest H.

A swarm of honey bees is often a natural wonderment. For most of us that don’t maintain bees, just one encounter with these swarming bees can be a life time memory. To the proven beekeeper, hiving a swarm can be a cost effective one - totally free bees.

Proper Beekeeping Equipment

  • 10th Feb 2023
  • By Ernest H.

Like all hobbies, beekeeping requires some basic equipment before you can establish a successful hive. Proper equipment is essential for the success of your colonies.

The Importantance of the Queen Bee

  • 18th Feb 2023
  • By Ernest H.

The survival of a colony of bees living in a bee hive depends on the queen bee. Without a queen bee the hive will move around confused, become stressed and eventually die.

Trap-Outs Useful for Extracting Bees

  • 10th March 2023
  • By Ernest H.

Honey Bees will take up home anywhere they see fit. Structures such as your home provide shelter from the elements as well as from potential animals looking for honey. However, we all know that this is not the ideal situation for homeowners. Enter the Trap-Out...

Training for the Beginner Beekeeper

  • 12th June 2023
  • By Ernest H.

Training to be a beekeeper can be a fun ordeal. It can also get frustrating at times and having a good mentor is the preferred way to proceed in this hobby. Many new beekeepers can get overwhelmed fast with the upkeep required in maintaining their hive.