About emmanuel

Emmanuel has been beekeeping since 2013 and is an active member of the Illawarra Branch of the ABA. He has his own backyard apiary in Sydney's inner west, collects swarms, runs a small hobby website that sells honey and bee products called Save Our Bees and helps with the IT related tasks of our branch.
just looking after things here for a bit

Bobs’ Legacy and his Observation Hive

Observation Hive: The Restoration For those of us lucky enough to have known Bob Perkins, we know that Bob was a brilliant man. Not only as a beekeeper that crafted his many tools and equipment, he was also a creative thinker. Two of our members, Ian Phillips and Bruce White, collected a huge amount of gear from the home

Queen Grafting with Bruce White: 18th & 19th Feb 2017

Queen Grafting Workshop On the weekend of 18th and 19th February 2017 the Illawarra Branch of the ABA, in conjunction with the Sydney branch of the NSW Apiarists Association, hosted a 2-day workshop. The event was led by Bruce White, OAM (Retired Technical Specialist Apiculture NSW Department of Primary Industries). Participants worked with live bees and undertook the task of Queen

Beekeeping for Beginners 11 Feb 2017 All Booked Out

Our Beekeeping for Beginners Course on 11 Feb 2017 is All Booked Out. So if you missed out on this one you still have a chance to book a place in one of our other courses later in the year. To find out more go to illawarrabeekeepers.org.au/course-bookings course, beginners, education

Final Chance to Book for 11 Feb 2017 Course

We have a spot left in our Beekeeping for Beginners course this weekend on the 11 February 2017. To see our events calendar go to illawarrabeekeepers.org.au/events or go to course bookings at illawarrabeekeepers.org.au/course-bookings

Last Chance to Book

We have a spot left in our Beekeeping for Beginners course this weekend on the 11 February 2017. To see our events calendar go to illawarrabeekeepers.org.au/events or go to course bookings at illawarrabeekeepers.org.au/course-bookings

Queen Grafting and Introducing Mated Queens to Established Colonies Workshop

Queen Grafting and Introducing Mated Queens to Established Colonies Workshop Learn how to Graft and Introduce Queens We are pleased to announce the Sydney Metropolitan Branch of the New South Wales Apiarist Association will be holding a workshop in our Apiary on the 18th and 19th February 2017. This workshop will be hosted by Bruce White, OAM Details for the

AFB Alert with Some Package Bees

AFB Alert with Some Package Bees Members are advised to be cautious when purchasing package bees at the moment. There has recently been reports of some package bees having American foulbrood (AFB). For this reason, a safer option is to purchase a nuc hive from a reputable beekeeper that has tested the original colony is AFB free. On

Spring Management

Colonies that successfully live through the winter generally have low numbers of adult bees and little brood. In some districts, there may be no brood at all. The aim of spring management is to increase the size of colonies as strong colonies are necessary for good honey production. More honey can be obtained from one colony that contains 50,000 adult

Honey Nutrition Labels

Labels: Nutrition information to include on Honey Jars We have included below some links to pdf's of the nutrition labels for honey in 5 sizes, 250g, 300g, 400g 500g and 1kg jars. Click on the links below to download them. 250g back labels 300g back labels 400g back labels 500g back labels 1kilo back

Unusual techniques to keep Australian bees free of varroa mite : ABC Landline

ABC Landline Story: Unusual techniques to keep Australian bees free of varroa mite On Sunday 6 November 2016, the ABC's landline aired a segment on Varroa in Townsville and as the ABC put it, the "Unusual techniques to keep Australian bees free of varroa mite" . If you missed it, you can view it on the ABC website