Beekeeping Tips

During 2012, a number of beekeepers shared their beekeeping tips with readers, and two beekeepers received a copy of Dr David Heaf's 'The Bee Friendly Beekeeper', courtesy of Northern Bee Books.

You can read a very interesting interview with Dr David Heaf here (clicking on the link opens a new window). 

The Bee-friendly Beekeeper by David Heaf is available from Northern Bee Books on line shop (international delivery available). The book has received excellent reviews.

Many thanks to Katharina Davitt for showing new beekeepers how to make a simple bee brush,

- and for advice from Tel Jensen - how to monitor a bee hive.

The Bee-friendly Beekeeper by Dr David Heaf.The Bee-friendly Beekeeper by Dr David Heaf.

Here are more tips and advice below:

Tips about buying and cleaning used beekeeping equipment.

Tips for buying a bee hive.

Bee hive construction help and plans.

Watch and learn with these beekeeping video clips.

Moving bees if you must.

What to plant in your garden - see the section about gardening for bees.

Dealing with varroa.