Bee Base Leaflets, Manuals & Fact Sheets
To download various Leaflets, Manuals & Fact Sheets click on: BeeBase
and then click on the various links highlighted in blue.
Types of Beehive
Download this pdf document for the pros & cons of the wide variety of beehives available.
How do I setup an Observation Hive?
Described in 4 simple steps. All you need to add is bees and a shed!
Bee Friendly Plants
Click on this link: Bee Friendly Plants
for a list of top 10 plants suitable for bees.
If your hives are surrounded by OSR you will need to extract your honey within 2 weeks and if you want to make it more saleable, download this method for making creamed honey.
Life Cycle of the Honey Bee
The bee on the left will have taken about 21 days to emerge. Click on the document below for the developmental periods of the queen, workers & drones. A useful guide to keep with your hive records.
Finding & Marking the Queen
Finding the Queen for beginners can prove to be quite difficult and is rarely as easily found as the one in the picture, so here are a few tips.
First download our video on Queen catching, marking & clipping, taken at Sarah Rapley's Apiary in late spring 2012: Click on: Queen Marking and then read the document below:
"There are Queen Cells in my Hive - what should I do?"
Download this comprehensive article on Queen Cells - 'What to do' by clicking on this link: Queen Cells.