Beekeeping Articles

Beekeeping Articles
  • Bees Need Water

    Water and its three uses in a beehive.

    By Lindsay Wilson

    1st Bees need water to dilute honey before it can be use as food in the hive.

  • 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 that spotting her gets much easier after you’ve done it a few times and learn how to look.

  • Kenyan Top Bar Hive

    Kenyan Top Bar Hives

    By Steven Rose

    Presentation on Kenyan Top Bar Hives (KTBH) 

  • Life Cycle of Honey Bees

    Life Cycle of Honey Bees - Video

    A collection of three great videos explaining the lives of honey bees, the worker, the queen and the drone.

  • 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 back to winter it is not the same as the northern hemisphere, so most bee books are only a guide in our hives.

  • Nucleus Hives

    Nucleus hive

    What is a Nuc, How, When, Where can I use it?

    By Southside Beekeepers Club Inc.

    People say what is it ? Do I need a Nuc?
    Will I use it? Can I save money not having one? I can’t see the point in having one! Well You Do Need a Nuc

  • Opening a Hive

    Opening a Hive

    Things You Should Do Each & Every Time You Open A Hive.

    By Lindsay Wilson

    Observation - Of the area and hive, flight paths, activity, pollen going into the hive, guard bees, and the most important is the weather e.g; Temperature and wind.

  • 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, but of a colony, as opposed to the individuals.

  • Where to Start Beekeeping

    Where to Start Beekeeping

    Joining a club is a great place to start

    Beekeeping is becoming a more and more popular past time / hobby with the increased awareness of Bees and how important they are to our way of life. The best way to find out how to get into beekeeping / apiary is to come and visit our club.

  • Winter Slowdown

    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.