Every morning before I leave for work I walk outside to my beehives. I say ‘good morning’ to my bees and I spend a quiet moment watching them fly in and out of the hive. This mindful and gentle time ‘settles’ me into the day. With my bees I find my centre. During my busy working …read more >
It takes honeybee workers ten million foraging trips to gather enough nectar to make about 500 grams of honey. (Sue Monk Kidd – The Secret Life of Bees) Image: Norbert Ullrich
This weekend some of our bees were placed into a horizontal beehive which was inspired by the book ‘Keeping Bees With a Smile’ (Fedor Lazutin 2013). It took a couple of days for the girls to settle but there is a real sense that they are happy. Adelaide Bee Sanctuary encourages natural beekeeping practices and this …read more >
A wonderful honey season for Adelaide Bee Sanctuary. Our city and metropolitan girls (bees) have done a tremendous job for 2015. The variety honey flavours are just amazing! Image: Sarah Trangmar
The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams. Henry David Thoreau
Urban beekeeping can take place almost anywhere. This is an Adelaide Bee Sanctuary hive thriving next to a railway track.
I received the news yesterday evening that Fedor Lazutin author of the book “Keeping Bees With a Smile” has passed away. His book was and still is my inspiration for practicing Natural Beekeeping. I have been granted permission by Dr Leo Sharashkin (Beekeeper and Editor, ‘Keeping Bees With a Smile’) to share this news. Dear …read more >
A great afternoon extracting honey at the Adelaide Zoo. Looking forward to some wonderful honey from our beautiful bees. Thank-you to the Adelaide Zoo for supporting Adelaide Bee Sanctuary.
Happy Saint Valentine’s Day. Many of us know of Saint Valentine, patron saint of lovers and the protector of Beekeepers. As a female beekeeper and someone who works in the nursing profession, I have always been fascinated by Gobnait, Patron Saint of Bees and Beekeepers. Gobnait was born in County Clare, Ireland, sometime in the …read more >
Go to the bee, thou poet: consider her ways and be wise. -George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman,