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Set up for spring

After a long, cold winter spent huddled inside, everyone is looking forward to spring – bees included. For your hives, spring is a time of intense activity. Egg-laying, brood-raising, and nectar-gathering all start to ramp up after being almost non-existent in winter.
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5 Reasons To Start Beekeeping

Want to start beekeeping? Here are five reasons why it’s a great hobby – plus some tips from Ecrotek to help you get going.
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Ecrotek | How To Set Up and Fill Your First Beehive

Learn how to set up your first beehive, fill it with bees and manage your first week of beekeeping – from Ecrotek.
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Nurturing with nature

Organic food is made without using chemical pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics or other artificial chemicals during production. Organic fruit growers don’t spray their trees or vines, using natural methods to control insects on their produce. Organic meat and dairy farmers don’t use antibiotics or artificial hormones to speed up animal growth. For many proponents, the organic concept extends into the overall management of the farm or orchard as well – they tend to take a slower, natural approach to crop or animal management, with a focus on caring for their charges rather than profit.
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Establishing Your Beekeeping Club – Where to Start

Can’t find a local beekeeping club to join? Here’s Ecrotek’s guide on where to start setting up your own.
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Not too sunny, not too windy, just right

For beginner beekeepers, beehive positioning may not seem that important. Many newbies simply pop their brand new hive in a flat spot, without considering how temperature, wind exposure, damp, and even direction might affect their bees.​​
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Beginner Beekeeping: Bee Hive Inspection Notes

Learn about keeping detailed beehive inspection notes – Ecrotek outlines what to track, what to write and why it’s important.
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Harvesting Propolis

Bees – they’re clever little things. As well as buzzing around making delicious honey, they’re also hard at work making a compound called propolis. Propolis is used as a sealant in their hives, as well as an embalming agent to cover surfaces. Propolis is also the bees’ disinfectant – one of nature’s most powerful antimicrobials, it cleans and sterilises the inside of the hive.
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​Winter is coming

Much like us, bees prefer to spend winter snuggling up for warmth, staying indoors, and eating as much as they can. But they can’t do that without adequate food, a warm hive, and protection from the elements.
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