Chris was born in kiwi Nirvania land but now lives in Sheffield, England “officially Europe’s greenest city” with his lovely wife Laura and son Jasper. Chris has been beekeeping for three years at Britmana HQ.
In this weeks Bonus Show we are talking about why No Spray Zones are not working and why Beekeepers quit bees.
Alastair, who is a designated inspector for Ministry for Primary Industries attended the site with Margaret to check our bees for Exotic diseases. What did you find?
This week we are talking about Proposed Manuka Rules and a new mite threat to look out for ( as if we haven’t got enough to lookout for !! ). This is Episode One Hundred and Seven of our beekeeping podcast.
What are the basics to start Beekeeping. Margaret talks about the 6 Essential Pieces of Information About Beekeeping that will help you be successful.
It’s the end of the Bee Season for us now in New Zealand, so you won’t hear from us for the next little while, See you in the Bee Season 2017.
This week we are talking to Beekeeping for Dummies author “Howland Blackiston” from Connecticut in the USA. This is Episode One Hundred and Eight of our beekeeping podcast.
In this video we show you How to do a Sugar Shake Mite Count, using a sugar shake jar and icing or powdered sugar. Monitoring your Varroa mites levels is very important to ensure you know if things are getting out of hand in your colonies and if you need to take some form of action or treatment.
This episode we are talking about Common Beekeeping Mistakes and can you really eat Crystallised Honey? New ideas on a common question. This is Episode One Hundred and Ten of our beekeeping podcast.
This week we are talking about New Rules, Counterfeit, when Being copied is not necessarily the Best form of Flattery, the Sum of Sugar and Honey, and North land Numbers Stack up for Whanau. This is Episode One Hundred and Nine of our beekeeping podcast.
What are the essential pieces of hive ware that make up a modern Langstroth beehive? Read Margaret’s great article on the five Essential Beehive Components you need to get started.
This week we are talking to James Wilkes from North Carolina all about Bees and Hive Tracks. We discuss why keeping records of your inspections is a vital skill.