Archive For The “Home is where the hive is” Category

With recent advances in science…

By | May 25, 2014

Last week I put the mega awesome Arnia Remote Beehive monitoring system into the hive. It has sensors which pick up temperature inside and outside the hive, humidity within the hive, and even the frequency of the bees buzz! The data is sent over 2G to a website which graphs the data. With this information, […]

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On the move, to abodes anew

By | April 18, 2014

Sas and I are moving out of the big city, to the outlying burbs. And where the peeps go, the bees must follow. Because I have to check them every week, its a wise idea to have them close by. So on a Friday evening, I waited until they had all come home for the night, snuck […]

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Sprung. Finally.

By | March 8, 2014

Spring has long been one of my 4 favourite seasons. Now as a beekeeper, Ive got 10,000 new reasons to look forward to the season. March usually gets warm enough to be able to open the hive, and see how the bees survived winter. There needs to be enough winter bees to cluster together and […]

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Re-Queening the Spring Colony

By | May 10, 2013

Sadly when the bees swarmed last weekend, collected and put back in the box, the queen was lost. I can’t be certain how she was lost, but this is no time for mourning. The important thing now she’s gone is to get a queen into the hive. There are a few methods to re-queen a […]

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Why on earth do you keep bees?

By | March 9, 2013

Subtitled: Please don’t sue me, News International Once people know that I keep bees, they are intrigued by the “how” of keeping bees, but probably more so the “why” of keeping bees. I am also realising I find it hard to clearly explain the “how and the why” to people. I get too involved, the […]

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