Hi this is the fourteenth podcast from the the team at kiwimana. This week we are talking about the Whangarei bee club, cats and how bees control unruly kids.
What's happening at kiwimana
Happy New Year Guys!!!
Gary mentioned some of be great things that happened last year. Thanks to everyone that has supported kiwimana over 2012.
Here is the article
kiwimana Buzz EP 13
Record number of downloads for last months podcast, we really appreciate the support guys.
News from Ireland! – An Introduction
We have a new guest blogger from Ireland “Vanessa Drew”
Here is Vannessa's first blog post
If you would like to write for us or be on the podcast, please get in touch via our contact page
Insecticide ‘unacceptable' danger to bees, report finds
The world's most widely used insecticide has for the first time been officially labelled an “unacceptable” danger to bees.
Full Article is HERE
B&Q and Wickes pledge to withdraw products harmful to bees
UK retailers will remove products containing neonicotinoids, which are linked to the decline in the bee population :).
full Article HERE
Come on Garden Centres around New Zealand!!!
Beekeeping takes flight in primary school
Learning to look after bees has transformed the behaviour of unruly pupils, says headteacher.
Here is the full article
NZ – Bitter sting in battle for Nelson beekeeper sites
Competition for manuka sites in the Nelson area is causing tension in the area. Much like what we recently heard about manuka sites in Northland.
Read more here
Vaporising at the Whangarei bee club
Gareth Morgan's Cat Campaign
Gareth Morgan is launching a campaign to eradicate domestic cats!!!
Is he serious?
Dr Morgan has set up a website called Cats to Go, where he calls the animals sadists and natural-born killers that destroy native wildlife.
P.S. *** The Bird Margaret was thinking about was a Kea ***
Here is the Heralds full article
Blue Gloves Make Great Elephant hands
Gary gets Elephant hands and the team attended the Franklin Bee Club's field day.
Read more HERE.
What is Drone Comb?
We wrote an article about what is drone comb and why we manage it. Here is the article
Here is our product page for the kiwimana Drone Management Frames
Feedback!!! (Thanks Guys)
NZ Audrey – Great Podcast for local New Zealand Conditions, Thanks and keep up the great work.
Karen Britton – Great site, Kiwimana! “Good on ya, mate!”
Latest posts by Gary Fawcett (see all)
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- Beekeeping in South Carolina with Beekeeper Charlotte – KM117 - November 20, 2017
- Manuka is a Maori Word (so there) – KM116 - October 29, 2017