Bees and Your Neighbours and The Law

In this article, we take a look at bees and your neighbors and the law. We investigate whether it is legal to keep bees in a residential area. Backyard beekeeping is becoming fashionable – but is it legal? Can you …

How To Split A Beehive Without A Queen

In this article, we show you how to split a beehive without a queen. Splitting beehives allows us to increase our beehive numbers. This may not be the best way to split a hive, but there are times when it …

How Does A Bee Get Oxygen?

How does a bee get oxygen? In this article, we show that bees do not have lungs, but look at how they breathe. Bee respiration is critical to bee flight and operation, hence we also look at how different bees …

How To Get Rid Of Wax Moths In Beehives

In this article, we look at how to get rid of wax moths in beehives. Wax moth control in stored supers is important to ensure that your supers are not damaged. Problems with wax moths in your beehive are often …

What Do African Bees Look Like?

There are a lot of misconceptions around what African bees are. What do African bees look like? Pretty much like any other bee. We will go into that. African bees versus honeybees? A killer beehive? Let’s have a look at …

What Time Of Day Do Bees Swarm?

I have been asked what time of day do bees swarm on many occasions. In this article we go into a few funny questions you may have about swarming. Do bees swarm at night? Why do they swarm? What time …

How To Lure Bees Into A Hive

For many of us, we start beekeeping wondering how to lure bees into a hive? Here we look at how to attract bees to a hive. Attracting bee swarms is easy, and with these tips, you will quickly understand how …

How Long Do Beehives Last?

In this article, we ask the question: How long do beehives last? This is not a straightforward question. We look at old beehives, new age beehives, and the biggest beehive ever found. How Long Do Beehives Last? This can be …

Small Hive Beetle Larvae Vs Wax Moth Larvae

In this article, we look at small hive beetle larvae vs wax moth larvae. In European races of the honeybee, a small hive beetle infestation can be a major problem. We look at how to treat small hive beetle, and …

What Does Capped Brood Look Like?

What does capped brood look like? We have a look at the difference between capped brood and capped honey. It is important to be able to identify the differences between brood and honey cells in your beehive. When I was …