Today I went along to the Mid Month Auckland Bee Club meeting, the discussion was based on swarms, which was run by Dennis a very experienced bee-keeper.
These mid monthly meetings are more about getting together with like-minded people, that also love bees.
On my way home I went around to Franks house to check out a swarm he had retrieved, the bees were very strong indeed. Franks house has a great view of the sea and I’m sure his bees must love the location. We will be picking up our new bees tomorrow night :).
We also checked out our Swarm Lure and wow it has a strong swarm living in it, so hopefully we will have three hives again (Double Smiles) :D.
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Here is a video of the swarm in the box:-
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Gary enjoys designing new kiwimana products which we sell through our on-line shop. He is passionate about saving the Bees and encouraging urban beekeeping. Gary loves to write about issues that affect the Bees and our environment. He is also into tramping/walking in the beautiful New Zealand bush.