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.
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
“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…
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
“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