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,
Can bees feel pain? This is an interesting question. Some conclude that insects are unlikely to experience pain and cannot perceive their own welfare state. Animal welfare involves the five freedoms which state that animals should be free from: 1. Hunger, thirst and an improper diet 2. Thermal and physiological discomfort 3. Pain, injury or disease 4. …read more >
This morning we placed a second hive at the Adelaide Showground.
Wishing everyone a fantastic Australia Day 2015! (Photograph taken by Emma Majcen, Location Hannadale)