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Does it really matter which strip you use? Yes, it does!These are the significant advantages of Apistan over other treatments:1. The active ingredient of Apistan, tau-fluvalinate, was specifically designed and created to kill Varroa on bees. Other strips containing flumethrin, this chemical was designed to kill ticks on mammals.2. Effectiveness of the active ingredient is also related to the effectiveness of the delivery method. Apistan strips ar… Read more
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Posted by Josie Sage on 1st May 2024

Bees rely on a delicate balance of resources to thrive. While they primarily collect nectar and pollen from flowers to sustain themselves and their colonies, there are times when supplementary feeding becomes necessary. Enter sugar syrup—a vital resource in the arsenal of beekeepers worldwide, offering sustenance during lean periods and supporting hive health in various situations. Let's delve into the art and science of feeding bees sugar s… Read more
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Posted by Josie Clow on 19th Oct 2023

Capturing a swarm of bees can be a challenging but rewarding task. Swarming bees are generally less defensive and more docile than established colonies, making them a valuable resource for beekeepers. For the easiest and quickest swarm collection method, use our Everything Bee Vacuum. This takes all the hassle out of swarm collecting as you simply strap the backpack collection bucket to you back, and have both hands free to suck up the… Read more
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Posted by Josie Clow on 25th Jul 2023

Everyone who keeps bees know the pains of keeping your equipment clean and pest free. What with wax moth, and AFB being the two main reasons keeping your equipment clean is so important, it still doesn't mean it enjoyable or very easy at times. However, as we get closer to Spring, it is important to make sure you aren't putting any infested hive components on your growing hive, nor should you be using or wearing dirty tools or protective clo… Read more
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Posted by Josie Clow on 21st Jul 2023

Hydroponics - This is a type of horticulture where plants, typically edible crops, are grown without soil and in a water-based mineral nutrient solution. Plants are commonly grown grown hydroponically in a greenhouse or contained environment. Common plants grown hydroponically are: TomatoesPeppersCucumbersStrawberriesLettucesHerbsWhat nutrients are needed for hydroponics?Learning what nutrients are needed for hydroponics is the first s… Read more
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Posted by Josie Clow on 21st Jul 2023

You don’t need to read any gardening books first. You don’t need any fancy equipment. You just need your seeds (these are the best garden seed catalogs that I order from every year) and a few basic supplies to get started. Whether you have a dedicated vegetable bed in your backyard, or a cluster of containers on your patio, it all starts out the same way. You have to plant your seeds, and germinating seeds inside your home (where you have th… Read more
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