Beards have long graced the faces of bikers, lumberjacks, bandits, bushrangers and gentlemen. However, the obvious rise in popularity of beards—that might have seemed like a craze some ten years ago—has well outlived the life span of a passing trend.
What is Natural Beekeeping? Outside of their natural habitats, bees are kept in different ways by different keepers. While some conventional methods employ chemicals and pesticides to assist in the harvesting of honey and the keeping of bees, natural beekeeping
Feeding Fondant for Bees A natural beekeeper always has the wellbeing of their bees at the front of their mind. This involves making sure the bees in the hive have sufficient water, and food, and that this food is easily
Honey Bee Subspecies in Australia Before Australia was colonised in 1788, there were over 1500 species of Australian native bees. These bees were accustomed to all types of terrain and weather due to the vastness of the Australian landscape, making
An Introduction to Native Australian Bees Native bees are vital pollinators of Australia’s unique flora and are an important part of the Australian bushland. Honeybees, while beneficial for the environment and ecosystem, are not native to Australia and were introduced
Beekeeping Toolkit: Part Two As we discovered in What is Urban Beekeeping?, beekeeping is a practice that can be enjoyed by anyone with a backyard and an interest in animals, food and the environment. It is a wonderful and rewarding
Beekeeping Toolkit: Part One Beekeeping is no longer just the activity of professional apiarists; it is a practice that can be enjoyed by anyone with a backyard and an interest in animals and the environment. This smaller-scale form of beekeeping—known