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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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August 22, 2017

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Springtime is splitting time if you want another colony

Spring is just around the corner in Australia, so it’s the perfect time to get started with a new colony. “Splitting” is a cost-effective way of establishing a new hive and one of the best gifts an experienced beekeeper can give someone new to the hobby. Hilary Kearney explains how to do it and how to avoid some of the pitfalls associated with this common beekeeping practice.

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August 01, 2017

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Beginner beekeeping with a Flow Hive

There’s much more to beekeeping than just harvesting honey. Flow Hive beekeeper Hilary Kearney looks at what newbees should do when their Flow Hive arrives.

Once word gets out that you are keeping bees, everyone you know will begin to pester you about honey. This is because of the misconception that a beehive is made entirely of honeycomb.

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