4 quick tips for baking with honey

When baking, you've probably always reached straight for the sugar and never even thought about substituting it. Well, now you have an alternative! With quality natural honey becoming more popular...

Is suburban honey good for you?

We are lucky to live in one of the most remote cities in the world, where we only have to travel for half an hour to be immersed in untouched bushland. We can drive just a couple of hours and have...

Just when you least expect it!

As beekeepers, sometimes we have to move our hives significant distances in order to keep the bees on nectar flows. We have to do this at night while the bees are tucked away in their hives, and the...

How to catch a swarm of bees

There can't be too many industries where you can - legally or even practically - add to your livestock by simply catching wild animals around your town or suburb. While those operating a commercial...

Meeting the queen

This post is intended to serve as a guide for those introducing new queens into their hives. Can you spot the queen? Do you need a new queen? There are times when beekeepers choose to replace their...