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July 03, 2020

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Bearding – what does it mean?

Bearding bees have nothing to do with facial hair! It's a term referring to bees accumulating at the front of the hive, in a beard-like shape to make room inside the hive for added ventilation on a hot and humid day.

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May 25, 2020

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Location, Location, Location! - Moving a Beehive

When moving a beehive there are a few things you need to remember, be it a short distance across the garden, or a longer journey to a new location. We'll guide you through both scenarios, and there are a few essentials you need to remember.

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May 22, 2020

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Fabulous foundationless beekeeping

Hilary “Girl Next Door Honey” Kearney discusses the advantages of foundationless beekeeping, how to avoid cross-combing and what to do when it all goes wrong!

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May 22, 2020

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How to Conduct Brood Inspections

Brood inspections are an incredibly important part of looking after your bees – if not the most important part! 
Read how to conduct a brood inspection – with information for newbees, or more experienced beekeepers wanting a refresher or different point of view.

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April 30, 2020

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Should I re-queen my hive?

Every beekeeper needs to replace the queen in their hive at some point. This process is called ‘requeening’. There are many different reasons to requeen a bee colony and even more ways to do it! Hilary Kearney tells us how...

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April 01, 2020

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Diagnosing a queenless hive

A queenless hive is a sad story indeed, and one that’s not uncommon for new beekeepers. It can be difficult to diagnose as the effects of queenlessness on your bee colony are—at first—quite subtle. Hilary Kearney has been through it and offers advice on how you can avoid the mistakes that she made when she was starting out.

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January 09, 2020

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Getting creative with a Flow Hive 2

Painting your Flow Hive is a great way to ensure it's longevity, and a fantastic creative project to do with big and little kids!  Read more for our tips on how to make your new bee hive a masterpiece.

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