Yes that right, beekeeping is an art and a rather complicated one if it’s done wrong. As a beekeepers wife I am regularly given facts and information about bees, what they are doing, what trees are in blossom and what tree blossoms are not suitable in different weather.
Hearing all this information made me wonder how many people really give a thought or even know that people harvest their honey from bees and how they do harvest honey. Do you know what happens in an apiary? Have you ever wonder how your honey is produced? Have you ever thought wether it is Australian or overseas varieties? Do you know what an iron ark, Apple gum or blood wood tree even looks like?
Well for what it’s worth I never gave it a thought, in fact I didn’t even know that beekeeping was farming or that their were beekeepers in Australia. Hmmm yep I’m hearing you, how Nieve am I, Totally was on this subject.
So as it turns out hanging with Stuart who is my husband, best friend, etc is really cool and I have learnt sooo much, in fact I think it has made me nearly a beekeeper ( hahaha as if ).
So Stuart has started making a few videos for our patreon page and for those who would like to see how a professional beekeeper work and the cool thing is that he suggested that we do a giveaway each month to Australian residents, unfortunately this excludes WA, but it will be a 500g jar of honey to the first person that can name the variety of honey we would be working. Stuart isn’t known for this type of idea it is usually me so I know that he is loving the idea of making these videos.
With the videos he will be doing some tutorials of hive management, disease control, brood, etc for all those patrons out there and also so free view vids for everyone. I am looking forward to these myself as you can never know to much about how things are done.
Well that’s it from me for now, just wanted to share about the complicated life and work of the beekeeper with the world, let me know what you think beekeepers really do!
Cheers to all
( the link below is to our YouTube channel hope you enjoy.