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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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Posted by Josie Clow on 17th Jul 2023

Whether you have a patio, deck, sunroom, balcony, or even just some bench space, it's possible to build a thriving hydroponic garden. Over the last few years, more and more people are taking up recreational or small scale gardens for the enjoyment and for the benefits of having readily available fresh produce. This ranges from simple herbs, lettuces, tomatoes, and many other types of vegetables and flowers. What is Hydroponic Gardening?… Read more
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Posted by Thomas Clow on 21st Apr 2023

In this article I will go over some tips and tricks on how to maximise the efficacy of your varroa treatments in the Spring and Autumn months.Dropping your hives into a single brood box over winter is a great way to not only over winter your hives but to greatly increase your varroa kill. The smaller the surface area that your treatments need to release a lethal dose to kill the varroa mite will greatly increase your chances of reducing you… Read more
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