Year: 2014

Warre hives

Following some interest in Warre hives lately, I have added some information that may be interest in the “Links and Documents” page of this site.  

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Drone Mating Behaviour

An interesting article in “the Australian Beekeeper” concerning drone behaviour. Excerpt .. “Today we know that mature honeybee drones engage in mating flights, when they gather by the thousands in specific “drone congregation areas” (DCAs) that virgin queens visit to get mated. DCAs are formed irrespective of the presence of a queen, at selected sites

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Bee Feeding

“The supply of white sugar (sucrose) to honey bee colonies can be a valuable management tool for beekeepers. It is used to supplement a shortage of stored honey to prevent starvation of the colony, or to stimulate a colony to artificially promote breeding.” This from an article published in “The Australian Beekeeper” by Doug Somerville…

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Backyard Beekeeping 1958 style.

A copy of a 1958 article written by Colonel Pulling of the “Amateur Beekeepers Association of NSW Colonel Pulling Competition” fame was recently found by one of our members and is reproduced here in PDF format for all those interested. It can be found in the “Links and Documents” section of this site for viewing

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