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INSIDE BEEKEEPING – WORLD BEE DAY

May 19, 2020 |

We may be inside more during these pandemic days… doing our best to work and live within the (sometimes messy, sometimes joyous) walls of domestic distractions. Outside however, things look…

beekeeping in healesville

FEBRUARY BEE UPDATE

February 15, 2020 |

Last week Apiary Made’s resident beekeepers, Celeste and Emily went to inspect and harvest some honey from the satellite apiary in Healesville. A beautiful spot on the slope of a…

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POLLINATION BASICS

November 11, 2019 |

It’s National Pollinator Week 2019. While this week is annually held to celebrate and educate, pollination is happening all around us, all the time. It can be hard for us…

AUSTRALIA: THE LAST CONTINENT

September 17, 2019 |

Radio National has released an insightful episode on Australian beekeeping called ‘the last golden age of the bee people’ in light of our healthy bees and strong beekeeping community who…

bee hives in winter

WINTERING

August 16, 2019 |

Haven’t seen our little buzzing bee friends around for a while? Neither have we: this absence is normal for the depths of Winter. When the weather is cold, bees do…

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WORLD BEE DAY 2019

May 20, 2019 |

The objective of the observance of World Bee Day 2019 is to focus attention on the role of beekeeping, bees and other pollinators in increasing our planet’s food security as…

A HONEY UPDATE

May 19, 2019 |

Beekeeping is something we hold dear at Apiary Made. Celeste, the founder of our small Australian business, has had her own hives for a few years.   This means she…

TELLING THE BEES

May 14, 2019 |

WE STUMBLED ACROSS THIS INTRIGUING RITUAL AND THOUGHT WE WOULD SHARE IT’S MYSTERY WITH YOU…     The tradition of ‘telling the bees’ may have its roots in Celtic Mythology,…

HEALTHY AUSTRALIAN HONEY HIVES

February 7, 2019 |

THIS WEEK, THE FIRST EPISODE OF TWO-PART SERIES THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN BEE CHALLENGE AIRED ON ABC. THIS SERIES DISCUSSES SOME OF THE CHALLENGES OF URBAN BEEKEEPING AND GREATER CHALLENGES FACING…

WELCOME TO POLLINATOR WEEK

November 12, 2018 |

Welcome to Pollinator Week 2018. At Apiary Made we absolutely love joining in this celebration of our pollinators. Here’s why: Pollination is the act of transferring male plant sex cells…