Category Archives: Beekeeping

Bee Brood

This hive is the one we moved to the farm and seemed to be weaker than the other hive at Heathmont. About 10 days ago I inspected the brood and it was patchy, I feared that it may have been … Continue reading

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Robbing Friend’s Bees

Kirsty and I helped some friends robbing their small apiary which is located close to our suburban home where we keep a single hive. We heard they were going to be working on their hives so we volunteered to help. … Continue reading

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Moving Bee Hive

I have been planning on moving one of our urban hives to our rural property for a while. Our neighbour recently complained about the bees so this motivated me to move a hive to the farm. This would placate them … Continue reading

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Home Made Honey Extractor

Kirsty and I are planning on moving one of our hives to the farm soon. In preparation, I removed the second super and extracted three honey frames. The partial honey frames were moved to the new hive to replace foundation … Continue reading

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Splitting Our Hive

This Spring we attempted to split our hive again. The previous year we tried and failed, due to my inexperience and impatience. This year the hive swarmed very early in mid August, unfortunately I was unable to box the swarm, … Continue reading

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