Where to buy the new Flow Hive

Alf Brugman Beekeeping Blog

We have received many inquiries about how to buy the Flow hive. Vichoney does not sell the Flow Hive. You can buy the Flow hive by going to www.honeyflow.com

Our wintering bees

Alf Brugman Beekeeping Blog

Our bees have gone into this winter in excellent condition. Manna Gum  (Eucalyptus viminalis), Swamp Gum (Eucalyptus ovata) and Mountain Grey Gum (Eucalyptus cypellocarpa) all flowered profusely in the autumn and the bees had access to copious high quality pollen which gave them plenty of protein to produce winter bees and to keep their bodies in peak condition. Hives have …

Patersons Curse honey.

Alf Brugman Beekeeping Blog

An article has been published in the daily papers today which describes Australian supermarket honeys as being blended with Patersons curse honey that is harmful to people’s health. It is true that this did occur in the past and is an unfortunate thing that the big companies do to produce a honey that is uniform in colour and what they …

The new Flow hive

Alf Brugman Beekeeping Blog

We have all seen the great new invention called the Flow hive which allows honey to be harvested through tubes into a container without opening the hive and disrupting the bees. This is an innovative and brilliant new addition to apiculture and will make it a lot easier for beekeepers to extract honey without having to buy expensive extracting equipment. …

Yellow Box honey harvest

Alf Brugman Beekeeping Blog

We have just harvested Yellow Box (Eucalyptus melliodora) honey from our beehives in the Northern Country of Victoria. The hives are in excellent condition with large populations of bees and the Red Stringybark has just started flowering which should result in good pollen for brood rearing and the possibility of a good quality honey. We are hoping that the hives …

New honey harvest

Alf Brugman Beekeeping Blog

Our bees have produced a variety of honeys so far this season. We have just harvested beautiful,rich, creamy tasting Yellow Box honey (Eucalyptus melliodora) from our hives in the Box-Ironbark forests in the northern country of Victoria. We have pure, clear Clover honey from West Gippsland which is a subtle boutique honey which we rarely get. Clear, dense sweet tasting …

Bees wintering well

Alf Brugman Beekeeping Blog

The past two honey seasons have been the worst in living memory and there is a severe honey shortage in eastern Australia. Last year’s season was a lot better than the previous year in one significant way. The bees were able to gather enough nectar in autumn to fill their brood chambers with honey and although there wasn’t any excess …

Aussie Eucalyptus Honey Good for Gut Health

Sharon Livesey Beekeeping Blog

We’ve always known that pure eucalyptus honey is the best, particularly from a taste perspective but now there is scientific evidence to suggest that prebiotic qualities can be found only in Australian eucalyptus honey and regular consumption could improve gut health.  Read the research report, titled “Value-adding to honey” by Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) which is available …