Weak Hive – No Queen?

  Photo: Weak hive that is recovering well with new brood   Over the years we’ve seen people posting photos on Facebook of their failed hives wondering what they did wrong. A lot of the time it starts by having no Queen and the colony grows weak and then is …

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Budding – Hive Duplication

This article follows the progress of two Budding Hive projects.   I made a couple of adaptor tubes to connect the existing boxes to the new boxes. One is using the Utility Box – Build article here The other using the Outhouse – Build article here I waited til late afternoon …

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Austroplebeia Australis

This is one of Kevin Stiller’s Hives containing the Stingless Bee species Austroplebeia Australis. The box is designed to split vertically. There’s horizontal stainless steel wires that support the hive structure. The Brood structure of Australis is a cluster design which is different compared to Tetragonula Carbonaria with a spiral. You can see some …

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Isolating the Honey Super

  When you first split a hive you may wish to isolate the Honey Super (top section) Pros+ It reduces the volume of the hive so is less area for the bees to secure and maintain You can easily remove the Honey Super to view the live hive inside the …

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