General

Country of origin food labelling

The Australian Government has introduced a new country of origin food labelling system, which commenced on 1 July 2016. Under the new system, country of origin labelling requirements come under Australian Consumer Law.

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Bee Pass Chimney

One of our members came across this at the Chateau de Chenonceau in France. Now that is a beehive – non of this boring box on a box stuff. Presumably the idea being to keep the bees well away from surrounding people.  A nice simple idea but what a piece of art.  Lets see club

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Hives on Rails

This is serious management – a short video of how Joe Horner (Rylestone) manages his queen rearing hives. Just something a little different….  

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The Australasian Beekeeper (ABK) Index

Many members receive the ABK magazine – the club library also holds copies available to members. It may not be common knowledge that if you wish to find issues that have articles about a certain topic, the ABK Website has a “search” facility that will give you the issues that discuss the topic. A good

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Native Bees of the Hunter Region

University of Newcastle Natural History Illustration student Gina Cranson has been instrumental in developing this unique poster showing some dozen of many more Australian Native Bees. The full size poster is available through one of our members online shop with all proceeds going to the HVABA to set up a revolving fund for research and

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Keeping Warm in the hive – Heater Bees

This very interesting short video appeared on the internet but has since gone.  It gives a different perspective regarding how bees manage to keep the brood warm in cold conditions. (ps.. I hope the author would not mind – it is intended here for non profit club for those interested in beekeeping.      

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Honeybees – new applications in environmental monitoring

A research background paper has been added to the links and documents page of this site that will be of interest to all beekeepers. “The analysis of honeybee products provides a novel approach to environmental monitoring in Australia. Bees typically forage several kilometres radius from the hive, making them ideal samplers of the surrounding environment

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