Beekeeping tips from a commercial apiarist

3rd October 2020 | Moira Geddes

The idea of having naturally-made, sweet, sticky honey flowing slowly into jars in your own backyard is certainly appealing. Not only will you have a constant supply ready to spread on your toast each morning, you’ll also have a highly productive vegetable garden – many fruits and vegetables rely on honey bees for pollination.

Beekeeping can be an extremely rewarding experience, but it also comes with a huge amount of responsibility, especially as our Aussie honey bee industries are under threat following the triple whammy of drought, bushfires and COVID-19.

In the video below, commercial apiarist Wally Paluch shares his experience as a beekeeper along with a few tips and things you should consider before you decide whether to become a suburban honey producer.

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