Bees Evolve Against Verroa

Bees Evolve Against Verroa

Bees are starting to evolve to survive destructive varroa mite, researcher says By Robin McConchie – ABC Rural Bees in the United States and Europe are starting to evolve through natural selection to survive a mite that has been decimating their populations....
Winter is the Season to Slow Down

Winter is the Season to Slow Down

Winter is the Season to Slow Down By Lindsay Wilson From April and through to May, June and July, things just slow down in our hives; the queen is not laying so many eggs. We have our hives going from 60,000 bees, with some 15,000 developing in their cells down to...
The Life of a Honey Bee

The Life of a Honey Bee

A Year in the Life of a Honey bee Colony By Lindsay Wilson Many bee books sold in Australia talk of different degrees of weather extremes. If we look at aspects of the ‘honey bees‘ life in the southern Australian temperate climate, from winter through to summer and...
Finding the Queen

Finding the Queen

Seven ways to help you to find the Queen By Lindsay Wilson Sometimes you need to find your queen, and sometimes you only need to know that she is alive and well. But, if you absolutely must find an unmarked queen, there’s nothing like a little practice. You’ll find...
What is the function of a swarm?

What is the function of a swarm?

By Southside Beekeepers Club Inc. If you get down to it, a swarm is a form of reproduction a colony, as opposed to the reproduction of individuals. This planned move is made by the whole hive. No boss, leading hand or Overseer; but as a group, a colony as one. First...
Water and its three uses in a beehive

Water and its three uses in a beehive

Water and its three uses in a beehive. By Lindsay Wilson Firstly, Bees need water to dilute honey before it can be use as food in the hive. Secondly, Water is needed to maintain a high humidity levels to stop the brood from drying out. Thirdly, As a water-cooled air...