Overheat & mould

Everything in this hive was in great condition with no pests, a good amount of resources and plenty of good looking brood. A strong healthy colony with lots of bees. Moisture levels are normally very high inside a hive, around 70 to 90% humidity. It looked like it just suddenly stopped with lots of dead […]

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Octahive colony died!

Things don’t always go well with Native Bees or anything with nature. Sometimes we have tragedies and we can learn from them and make changes. I called this box Project Octahive. I built the box in 2015 and put bees in to it around a year later. Here’s the build article. The box has a […]

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New to Native Bees?

Hopefully this article will get you started in the right direction. This page lightly touches on everything from Bee species through workshops, publications and clubs. As a buyer you have a duty of care, once you have bees you should keep learning how to best care for them.   Which bees do you like? There’s […]

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Brood Temperature Monitoring

David at Northside Native Bees is a bit of a wiz with gadgets and has built his own monitoring system. The device measures outside temperature and also Brood temperature. The information is sent via wifi to his computer then updates his website every six minutes. Below: Previously the sensor was outside the Brood, in the […]

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