Single brood box or double?
How often you should requeen and why
How to make a double-queen colony
How to make up a double queen hive with a queen cell
Safety around organic varroa controls
Types of frames used in hives
Monitoring for varroa after treatments
Why does a hive swarm and how can we stop it?
How to feed sugar syrup
When to requeen and why
How to perform a trial on your hives and the reasons why you may want to
What kind of queen to use when requeening
How to check hives for AFB as you take the honey off
How far do bees forage?
The pros and cons of balancing your apiaries
How to maximise honey production within an apiary
How to diagnose problems with dying bees in the hive
Pollen supplements for your hive
Why should you keep apiary records?
How to diagnose different larval diseases within a hive
What is varroa monitoring and why should you do it?
How to safely remove miticide strips from your hive
Supplying water for your bees
What is AFB and how does it spread
How to inspect a hive for AFB
How to manage AFB within a commercial business setting
Types of feeder
Hive stocking rates
What is toxic honey and how is it produced in NZ?
The way American Foulbrood develops in a colony
Organic varroa controls
When and how to make splits (nucleus colonies)
Managing bee stings
Why use a queen excluder?
How long is a bees memory?
A hive dying from varroa
How to deal with varroa that may be resistant to miticides