PODCAST EPISODE 2: Manuka King Rob Waddell from Grand Ridge Nursery It was three years ago that I met nursey owner, bee lover and plant genius Rob Waddell at the Coonara Beekeeping Club in Ferntree Gully, Victoria. As plants are
PODCAST EPISODE 1: Simeon Valkenburg from Valkenburg Apiaries It doesn’t happen every day, so when you meet someone that you know will be both a friend and mentor, it’s a glorious moment. That was the exact feeling I had when
Any of you that know me know, I love a good yarn! This week I’m proud to bring you BEES WITH BEN– a podcast of stories, tips, and expertise about bees, food, the environment and good living.
The Ben’s Bees Honey House Not a single person that knows me would describe me as a shrinking violet. I am no wall flower, that’s for sure. The limelight doesn’t scare me much, and I like to be out there,
Glowing Sunday Haven With Pure Beeswax Candles. While Mondays might be the day of the week to pull things together, freshen up and get to work, and Wednesday is famous as being “hump day” as we move closer to the
Nucleus Hive Instruction Sheet Thank you for purchasing the 5 frame established nucleus hive and welcome to the wonderful world of beekeeping if its your first time keeping bees! When transporting the nucleus hive it is best to do so
Resilience I have to admit, this isn’t an easy time for me. As a small business owner, an extrovert, and a lover of people, to stay inside (as much as I can when I am not working outside safely) and
COVID19 Corona Virus: Infecting Small Business Chances are, even if you don’t have it, you haven’t stopped thinking about it. It’s everywhere, closing down events, gatherings, festivals. It’s emptying supermarket shelves of pasta, tissues, meat, canned food, frozen vegetables –
Honey Addict: Winnie the Pooh (Part Two) A friend lent me the book, The Tao of Pooh, almost a year ago now. And, alas, as with many books, it often takes me a while to get around to reading them.
Honey Addict: Winnie the Pooh (Part 1) Like many parents, I love to read to my kids. The bookshelf has prime position in our humble lounge room with a shelf devoted to bee-related reads. Seemingly old-fashioned or quaint, I love