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Beeswax

IF YOU REQUIRE BEESWAX or HONEY, press the following link: Link: http://www.moggillhoney.com.au In addition to the export of honey, Australia is a large exporter of beeswax. It can be used as a base in many products including lipstick, hand creams and beauty creams. Beeswax is also used for furniture polish and candles. The beeswax which …

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Honey facts

Honey has always been regarded as a food which provides health advantages and as a product which has ‘healing qualities’. Medical evidence of honey’s importance as a health food has not existed until recent times although its value as part of folklore medicine has always been recognised. Today, reputable research organisations around the world now …

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Honey harvest

IF YOU REQUIRE HONEY or BEESWAX, click on the link: moggillhoney.com.au Once the honeycomb (or cell) in the hive is capped with beeswax it can be collected by the beekeeper (Apiarist). The honeycomb is removed from the hive by the beekeeper who uses a special knife (or cutter) to take the wax capping off without …

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Honey source

IF YOU REQUIRE HONEY or BEESWAX, click on the link: http://moggillhoney.com.au Australia is a great producer of honey because its climate and vegetation provide two essential ingredients warmth and blossoms from which nectar comes. Australia‚Äôs eucalypts in particular are good sources of honey and help give the honey its distinctive taste and density. Most Australian …

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The gathering

Honeybees need nectar, pollen and water to feed the hive and make their honey. Beekeepers help the bees by moving the hives from time to time into areas where there is a good source of nectar and pollen. For example, where there are lots of flowers or blossoms as in an orchard or forest. Once …

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Making the honey

Bees need two different kinds of food. One is honey made from nectar, the sugary juice that collects in the heart of the flowers. The other comes from the anthers of flowers which contain small grains called pollen, which differ from flower to flower. The nectar provides the bees with honey for energy while the …

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The busy bee

There are three types (castes) of bees in a normal hive. The Worker This is the smallest bee, 13-17 millimetres long. The worker bee gathers food for the hive, cleans the hive and helps rear the young. The worker bee collects nectar and water through its long mouthpiece called a proboscis. Its tongue is used …

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