IT IS the ancient hobby that has people buzzing again. Amateur beekeeping or “urban beekeeping” as it is now referred to by its trendier moniker, is swarming in popularity. And given May is “honey month” the Express Advocate has turned to
Got a favourite local where they serve your coffee just how you like it? So do bees, new research shows. The insects prefer to visit flowers that lace their nectar with just the right amount of caffeine, say James Thomson and
It sounds too good to be true – honey direct from the hive with just the twist of a tap. In Canberra on Monday an Australian father and son team of inventors will reveal to the world an ingenious design
Central Coast Beekeeping Club member Barbara Elkins took all the comb out of the club Ideal then boxed it. She then cleaned the box & set it up exclusively for comb. No wires by just welding a piece of foundation in
Summer is near and the bees were having a good time inside a spa, literally. Ray Johnson came to the rescue and ‘vacuumed’ the bees using his modified bee box and brought the bees home. This is a modified box by
Our club member Marija Glabus went to Tocal Field Day recently and seems like she had a great time. Here is her report of all the actions on that day. The Tocal Field Day was highly recommended as being a
A field report by club member Marija Glabus Saturday 18th October, there was an opportunity at the Central Coast Amateur Beekeepers club to gain first hand experience. Club member, Peter, indicated on Wednesday 15th October, that the school hives needed to be
BEE alert but not alarmed as local bee keepers warn of possible swarms across the Central Coast. Weather conditions over winter and the start of spring have led to ideal breeding conditions meaning many hives are full and bees will
Keep your bees hydrated this summer, bit of pumice floating in a crock works well.
If you haven’t seen this movie, is worth checking out. You can find out more about this documentary film here – More Than Honey.