How to Clean Beeswax

Beeswax in Cheesecloth

How We Clean Beeswax – Here is the steps we use at kiwimana to Clean beeswax. The beeswax can then be used in candles or cosmetic products.
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How To Make Seed Bombs

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Seed bombs can simplify the task of filling any empty space with flowers. This post tells you how to make seed bombs and more. Continue reading

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Top Ten Urban Beekeeping Questions – KM045


Episode Forty five of our beekeeping podcast, This week we are talking about Urban Beekeeping and Wellingtons Mayor is a Buzzing.
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How to Build Beehive Frames


Beehive Frames – How to build Beehive Frames, here is how we manually build Beehive frames at kiwimana. Continue reading

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Guerilla Gardening … in High-Tech Form?

Abandoned Lot

Guerilla gardening is taking a new approach – modern guerilla gardeners are using high tech methods that make their work easier and more effective. Continue reading

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The Bee Lady – Sara Russ

The Bee Lady - Sara Russ

Sara is a qualified early childhood teacher and is passionate about bees and beekeeping and she loves to talk to children about bees and is known around Auckland as the “The Bee Lady”
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oh so special …are u getting framed?! …frame-ware special


The colder months are a great time to sit in front of the fire and build Bee hive frames, yep its that time again. Get ready now for spring and save money. We hope you take advantage of this great offer. Continue reading

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Extreme Gardening: Flower Shell – Shotgun Shell Filled with Seeds

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This post describes a new concept in extreme gardening: shotgun shells filled with seeds – introducing the Flower Shell! Continue reading

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Michael Young MBE – Beekeeper from Northern Ireland


Michael Young is a Beekeeper from Northern Ireland, who is also the current chairman of the Institute of Northern Ireland Beekeepers and was awarded the MBE in 2008, for voluntary services to beekeeping. He loves bees and is addicted to making mead? Michael is also an Executive Chef at the Hilton Hotel. Continue reading

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4 tips to choose the best beekeeping software

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At my last count there were more than 20 different programs for beekeepers available on the internet. New programs seem to be popping up all the time. How to choose? Continue reading

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