news 05 Apr ‘23
Preparing for Winter (in Autumn)

On average, 20% of unmanaged bee colonies may die during winter. In managed hives this figure can vary from around 5% to 100%, depending on the measures taken in autumn to prepare for winter.

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news 20 Feb ‘23
DIY Beeswax Wraps (Reusable Food Wraps)

Want to reduce plastic waste in your kitchen? Learn how to make homemade beeswax wraps to store food instead! They are reusable, non-toxic, biodegradable, and really easy to make.

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news 14 Dec ‘22
How to smoke bees: A Dozen good tips

At Beewise we are frequently asked “How do you start a smoker and what does the smoke do?”


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news 15 Aug ‘22
Swarm Traps – Bee Prepared

Swarming in Australia tends to start during late August. Swarming results in the loss of your bees and thus reduced production, unless you capture them!

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news 10 Aug ‘20
Spring is nigh - Prepare your hives for the new season

After a long, cold winter your bees are looking forward to spring which is a period intense activity for bees. Egg-laying, brood-raising, and nectar-gathering all start to ramp up after being almost dormant during winter.

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news 28 Jul ‘19
HRH The Queen

The queen regulates hive behaviour and produces eggs to maintain the colony’s population. She can live for a year or more, whereas the worker bees have life spans as short as five weeks, for they are, well, busy bees, constructing combs, feeding and caring for the brood and queen, cleaning and guarding the hive, regulating nest temperature, foraging for nectar, pollen and water.

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news 26 Jul ‘19
American foulbrood

American foulbrood American foulbrood (AFB) is a fatal bacterial disease of honey bee brood caused by the spore forming bacterium Paenibacillus larvae. It is not a stress related disease and can infect the strongest to the weakest colony in an apiary. Infected brood usually die at the pre-pupal or pupal stage.

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