Learn, Getting Started
18 Jun 2018

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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01 Apr 2018

​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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Learn, Getting Started
08 Jun 2018

​Bee ID

When you first start beekeeping, you’ll probably be able to ID the queen – but anything beyond that might be a struggle. Bee society is made up of distinctly different types of bee, each with its own role in the hive.
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Learn, How-To, Getting Started
07 Sep 2017

How to get kids involved in beekeeping

Kids and beekeeping may not seem like natural partners. After all, beekeeping involves being patient, methodical and calm...
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Learn, How-To, Getting Started
18 Sep 2017

Common beekeeping mistakes

New beekeepers face a steep learning curve. Beekeeping is part science, part art, and it can take some time to get your head around the process.
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Learn, How-To, Getting Started
10 Jul 2017

Selling your honey

Everyone knows that bees make honey, but beginner beekeepers are often surprised by exactly how much they produce.
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Learn, Getting Started
13 Feb 2017

Beekeeping in the city

You don’t need a huge property to become a beekeeper. In fact, urban hives are becoming more and more common in New Zealand...
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Learn, How-To, Getting Started
28 May 2017

Spring Beekeeping

Spring is nearly here, the days are getting longer, and it's time to get ready for increased population and swarming.
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Learn, How-To, Getting Started
01 Sep 2017

Starting Beekeeping

Whether you want 1 or 1000 hives, beekeeping can be a hugely rewarding hobby. Beehives take time; they need to be managed carefully...
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