Welcome to 2019!

Welcome to 2019!

Mr T is out and about in the South West every week, both for PhD work and for the bees. The lack of flowers, or poor flowering in traditionally excellent sites is proving difficult for the bees – and beekeepers! A tough season for all; many Beeks are having to...
Christmas News!

Christmas News!

The weather has proved quite problematic over the last several months, with another rain period unexpectedly this week. Did you know that on average it takes a flower 3 days to recharge the nectar it provides to attract pollinators? This means that every time it...
October Update

October Update

Did you know there are over 25,000 species of bees in the world? From those, only about 10 are the ‘true’ honey bee that we associate with Pooh-bear and his pots of honey. European honeybees (Apis mellifera) were introduced into Australia in 1822. We do...
September Update

September Update

I’d like to be able to tell you that Spring is finally here, but wouldn’t hold my breath just yet! She has been rather shy this year, taking her time to come out. Today the sun is shining and that makes me happy 🙂 The bees are enjoying the warmer days and...
August Update

August Update

So it’s pretty cold and wooly out there, but I am surrounded by awesome sounds and smells here at Yagan Square. I can hear the chefs at Hiss n Smoke tossing together their ‘tasty cabbage pancake thingy’… – at least that is what I call it,...
July Update

July Update

It’s a bit chilly folks! My bet is that most of you are drinking more tea, eating more carbs and rugging up with the doonas! And with with the cold, comes a time when the honey will start to harden, known as crystallization, granulation or candying. I often get...