A club member has documented the process of extracting honey from a flow hive. Some of the pitfalls are addressed including an excellent step by step breakdown of the complete process including the use of a novel multiple frame extraction rig to speed things up.
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.
Published by the Food Authority NSW Government, these guidelines reflect the requirements of the food safety standards as they apply to mobile food vending businesses. Read more for document link…
I know there will be other views that will dispute this theory on how the bees manage to build their near perfect hexagonal cells – but food for thought. Always remember the Occums Razor principle.. Bee cells
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
This is serious management – a short video of how Joe Horner (Rylestone) manages his queen rearing hives. Just something a little different….
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
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
A section has been added to the “Links and Documents” page of this site about contacts and the wealth of information available from the NSW Department of Primary Industries.
“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
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.
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
For those interested in a good collection of “bee” photos, check out this site.
For all those interested in history..
Dave Burgess has submitted this Honey Mead recipe – it has been added to the “Links and Documents” page of this site. Enjoy!