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October 16, 2017

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So you want to be a beekeeper, but are feeling a little nervous?

Embarking on your first foray into beekeeping can be daunting– we agree there’s so much to learn. At one time or another everyone in Flow HQ was a nervous newbie. Here are some of their tips to make your journey buzz more smoothly.

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October 05, 2017

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The wonderful world of bees at Apimondia

It seems like the whole world wants to know more about Flow technology! Apimondia (International Apicultural  Congress) - is a beekeeping conference where as far back as 1897, beekeepers from around the world have been gathering for knowledge sharing.

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September 27, 2017

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Why is the Flow ventilated beekeeper suit sooo cool?

No matter how friendly your bees, there are still times when wearing protective clothing is a pretty wise decision to minimise your chance of stings. (Yes, even when using Flow Hive technology).

Here in sub-tropical northern NSW (home of Flow HQ), one of the downsides to wearing a beekeeping suit is it gets so darn hot! So we knew we wanted to upgrade to something cooler in the warmer months.

We looked around at what was already on the market, and with typical Flow enthusiasm we thought “this is good, but how can we make it even better?”

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September 26, 2017

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It’s Flow time! Setting up and preparing for spring

For beekeepers, spring does not always start where it is marked on the calendar. Even within specific regions, the climate differs from year to year.

Instead, a beekeeper must pay attention to the weather patterns, what’s blooming and, most importantly, their bees to determine when spring actually begins. So, as we approach the official spring months, what should you be looking for inside (and outside) your hives?

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September 04, 2017

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Fabulous foundationless beekeeping

Why foundationless beekeeping and brood frames are a great option for your bees. Hilary Kearney of Girl Next Door Honey runs through the benefits of using a comb guide and letting the bees build their own cell-sized natural comb. She also discusses what to do to avoid cross-comb and how to fix cross-combing if it happens in your hive.

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September 04, 2017

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Should I requeen my hive?

Hilary Kearney from Girl Next Door Honey explains if you should replace the queen in your hive. She also runs through how to requeen your bee colony and install a new caged queen.

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August 28, 2017

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Diagnosing a queenless hive

Hilary Kearney of Girl Next Door Honey explains how to tell if your hive is queenless, and offers advice in recognising the tell-tale signs of whether or not your bee colony is without a queen. Learn how to recognise queenlessness before it becomes too much of an issue. Is your queen laying?

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