22 November 2014
This is what a garden looks like with half of this year’s investment in apiaries arrives. This is the tip of the investment iceberg for 2014
22 November 2014
Our year in 2014 was characterised by poor health and family distractions which proved not to hold back a wonderful experience. Our queen production has given us a wonderful reputation for quality and the feedback we have received proves that we are on the right track.
22 March 2014
We recently took delivery of an ISO container to act as storage for the hives and equipment we need easy access to. As you can see we are making the right investment at the right time. The only way to succeed at beekeeping is to have a good plan, to seek the right advice and keep that plan reviewed as the bees will always drive that plan in a new direction. You must work with the bees and not to your own agenda.
18 January 2014
This post outlines our method for controlling the varroa mite in our honeybees using the fumigation of oxalic acid method. We cover the techniques and timing of a very easy to follow method.
30 December 2013
I have been asked recently to give advice about beekeeping mantras. As effective decision making is the most important discipline in beekeeping, my mantra would naturally focus on that.
27 December 2013
Following the weather forecast this morning we will be going to the apiaries this afternoon to make sure everything is still secure.
21 December 2013
We spent the evening preparing a Christmas hamper for one of our farmers who planted acres of Phacelia last Summer, at his own expense, to give excellent nutrition to the mating apiary colonies.
20 December 2013
Our plans for this coming year include designing improved course-ware for Queen-rearing courses, experimenting with radical Queen rearing techniques and running 2 Queen colonies.