Topic: hive management

almonds

Almond pollination: hive management

Every year in August over 200,000 bee colonies are taken to New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia to pollinate more than 30,000 hectares (Almond Board of Australia 2017-18 Almond Insights) of almond trees.
Honey bee pollen foragers perform most pollination of almonds. To increase the number of pollen foragers brood …
Read More

bee hives

Hive management: Autumn & winter

Hive management in autumn is critical to ensuring your hives survive winter. Disease and colony management is best performed in autumn rather than in winter.
Perform a pre-winter inspection in late April or early May on a warm sunny day:

Ensure that all colonies have a laying queen
Colonies without a queen …
Read More