Monthly Archives: May 2011

Besige Bye Video

Just for fun, a short video showing the entrance to one of my hives during a busy foraging session. For those of you that long for the sound of a busy swarm. Enjoy!

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Hoe begin ek bye aanhou?

Met die tyd saam het ek al baie navrae gekry oor hoe mens begin bye aanhou. Elke keer skryf ek maar dieselfde epos met wat ek dink belangrik is en het nou besluit om dit hier mooi saam te vat. … Continue reading

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Afrikara Farm Produce

When I started selling honey at the organic farmer’s market in Stellenbosch I made a lot new friends. It was very sociable and, although there were only a few stallholders, most of them produced/grew what they were selling…. as I … Continue reading

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Beeswax Candles

Today, after many “experiments”, my first successful beeswax candle was lit. Its a solid, cast candle and not the normal rolled foundation type popular at markets. The trick has been the square-braided wick from far away. Its also interesting to … Continue reading

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International Biodiversity Day

Today is that day. Very little reporting on it. Destruction of the natural environment continues unabated. Can we continue like this? Can we allow this to continue? What are we leaving our children?

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Hello

Welcome to the Slabber Apiculture blog! Here I will attempt to publish news and progress reports on my beekeeping efforts and new products that I am developing. Posts of a more general nature will also appear. Feedback by means of … Continue reading

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