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Honey, What is it?

Honey, What is it?

Honey: I’m asked quite often what honey is, So I thought I might answer that question. It’s an amazing thing to think that a plant has come up wit...

Honey, What is it?

Honey, What is it?

Honey: I’m asked quite often what honey is, So I thought I might answer that question. It’s an amazing thing to think that a plant has come up wit...

Bees Wax

Bees Wax

Bees wax has been used by humans for thousands of years in a very large way by the christian religions for candles. But it has been used for castin...

What makes up a bee hive?

What makes up a bee hive?

A natural bee hive that a bee makes tends to be within a hollow of a tree, a chimney, a wall, or sometimes, in the shelter of a tree. These hives a...

Pollination

Pollination

Wow! the most important thing a bee does. Without bees our lives would be very different, food would be scarce. It matters little if that bee is a ...

The Joy and pain of beekeeping

Beekeeping like most occupations can be just a hobby with one or two beehives or you could have 1, 2 or 3 thousand bee hives! I started beekeeping ...

The Zen of Beekeeping

There are many forms of meditation, many cultures use it as part of their lives. I have tried a variety myself, the idea of being able to still you...

Winter and the Bee

I get asked why bees produce Honey and my answer is that bees like bears hibernate through winter and thus they need to have an accessible food sou...

The Future of Commercial Beekeepers

The commercial beekeeping fraternity in general is slowly ageing and those commercial beekeepers that are lucky enough to have family that can take...

Dying Bees Part 1

Dying Bees (part 1) Honey bees unfortunately have a number of diseases and parasites to deal with, not to mention the occasional predator. Bees hav...

Dying bees Part 2

There are many theories about the loss of bees, everything from wireless signals, climate, disease, parasites, insecticides and loss of habitat. I ...

Toxic Honey

What can one say about a major paper like the Age, which we would expect both good journalism and some integrity in their reporting. Seriously was ...