“One of the best features about keeping bees is having the joy of harvesting your own honey. There are many ways to complete the task and there are different types of equipment available to extract honey. The following pages show just one way of extracting honey from Langstroth hives. Langstroth hives are popular, they are
“A natural product combining pollen and lactic acid may help boost the defense of bees against colony collapse disorder (CCD), which has led to the destruction of 10 million beehives internationally in the last six years…… The researchers who developed the product, in collaboration with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Karolinska Institutet, have studied the way lactic acid bacteria can fight bacterial infections in both bees and humans, with the results published in scientific journal PLOS ONE.”
Click on the following link to view what I considered an excellent introductory beekeeping article. Some of it of course may not be relevant to common Australian practice but is nevertheless an interesting overview. Small Scale Beekeeping
An article by Shona E Blair, PhD.
A very interesting in depth article in pdf format. Worth a read ! To quote from the article: “The purpose of this bulletin is to distribute and make available information on the manufacturing, processing and marketing of value added bee products. It is directed at beekeepers as well as non- beekeepers, small entrepreneurs, extension officers
Dave Burgess has submitted this Honey Mead recipe – it has been added to the “Links and Documents” page of this site. Enjoy!