Sunday 6th September 2015 at the Apiary
Because it was two weeks since out last inspection we decided to have an unscheduled hive inspection today. We wanted to make sure that none of the hives were...
posted on Sept. 07, 2015
Sunday 23rd August 2015 at the Apiary
Reasonable weather (max 16C and no wind) enabled us to inspect the brood boxes of all hives. All the full size hives had a satisfactory amount of bees and brood...
posted on Aug. 23, 2015
Sunday 9th August 2015 at the Apiary
Although it was not raining, it was still cool with a maximum temperature of 13C and a cool wind. For several hours in the middle of the day, quite a few bees...
posted on Aug. 09, 2015
Tuesday 28th July 2015 at the apiary
On another cold day Mike and Barry were back in the equipment shed continuing the installation of the display boards. In the early afternoon the sun briefly...
posted on July 28, 2015
Sunday 26th July at the Apiary
A maximum temperature of 12C and a cold wind kept us and the bees inside. We weighed all hives (they had all lost weight since the last measurement six weeks...
posted on July 26, 2015
Tuesday 2nd June 2015 at the Apiary
Today Mike, Bernie and Barry continued with the refurbishment of the educational caravan. Visitors from Singapore were able to inspect the apiary.
posted on June 02, 2015
Sunday 26th April 2015 at the Apiary
A rainy morning gave little promise of any visitors or hive inspections and provided us with no excuse for not tidying the equipment shed. By 1 pm, however, the...
posted on April 26, 2015
Sunday 12th April 2015 at the Apiary
With Winter approaching our main apiary tasks for today were to prepare the hives so that they will survive over Winter and be ready to thrive when Spring...
posted on April 12, 2015
Sunday 29th March at Box Hill Sustainable Food and Wine Fair
On Sunday 29th March volunteers from the apiary (Annette, Finn, Mia and Barry) presented a bee information stand at this fair on behalf of the apiary and VAA...
posted on March 29, 2015
Sunday 22nd March 2015 at the Apiary
Our main tasks for today were to check the progress of the nucleus hives and to reduce the hives with two boxes to one brood box. This will allow the hives to...
posted on March 22, 2015
Sunday 15th March at Jadran Bee Festival
At this festival we had an information stand about our apiary, beekeeping and the VAA.
posted on March 15, 2015
Sunday 8th March 2015 at the Apiary
The honey sample from our 8th February extraction produced a +1 positive assay for AFB. This means that there are AFB spores in the honey and that there will be...
posted on March 08, 2015
Saturday 7th March: Solar Panel Installation at the Apiary
Our plan to have a 12 volt electricity supply for the educational caravan is finally taking shape. Today Heath, from Custom Power Solutions, installed the solar...
posted on March 07, 2015
4th March 2015 at the University of Melbourne
Robyn and Barry presented a bee information stand at the launch of the University of Melbourne Farmers' Market on behalf of the apiary, VAA Melbourne and the...
posted on March 04, 2015
25th February 2015 at the Apiary
In the early afternoon the sun came out and bees from many of the hives undertook orientation/ cleansing flights in front of their hive's entrance. This...
posted on Feb. 25, 2015
Sunday 22nd February at the Apiary
Our main task today was use some queens that had recently been purchased from a reputable queen breeder. One queens will be used to replace the queen in Finn's...
posted on Feb. 22, 2015
Seymour Alternative Farming Festival: 20th & 21st February 2015
Volunteers (Robyn, Tony, Mia, Steve and Barry) presented a bee information stand at this festival on behalf of the apiary, VAA Melbourne and VAA.
posted on Feb. 20, 2015
Saturday 14th February at Collingwood Children's Farm Farmers' Msarket
The extracted honey that was extracted from the apiary on the 8th February was bottled and labelled and then sold at the next Farmers' Market at the Farm.
posted on Feb. 14, 2015
11 February 2015: Melbourne Artist Jeremy Blincoe at the Apiary
Melbourne photography artist, Jeremy Blincoe, photographs an image - bees circling a face of flowers- for a forthcoming composition. Go to www.jeremyblincoe.com...
posted on Feb. 11, 2015