Auckland – Draft Long Term Plan Forum

Last Updated Saturday, December 1, 2012 As many of you know the Auckland council has proposed charging bee keepers $190 a year to keep bees in Auckland city. See our other blog post Bee Keeping in Auckland to cost $190??? This is a 100% increase from last years costs. As we currently don’t pay any[…]Read More

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AFB Check at Earthsong

Last Updated Monday, March 12, 2012 Went along to check on a hive at the Earthsong, which is an Eco-Neighbourhood project based in Ranui in West Auckland. For more information about this project please check out their web site http://www.earthsong.org.nz It seemed like a great place indeed very peaceful with loads of gardens about. Conny[…]Read More

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Working in the shop at the Auckland Bee Club

Last Updated Friday, November 23, 2012 I went along to Auckland bee club today, and spent most of the time helping Sue in the shop. It was a very busy day and I enjoyed meeting and talking to everyone that came in. I managed to sneak out during the talks. The topics today were:- Harvesting[…]Read More

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Hawke’s Bay Today – Hobbyist beekeepers stung by criticism

Last Updated Friday, November 23, 2012In my opinion I don’t see how a Top Bar hive is any harder to inspect that a Langstroth hive. The assertion here seems to be that people with top bar hives don’t inspect their hives as much as other beekeepers. I don’t know if this is the case or[…]Read More

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Visiting Peter and Ceracell

Last Updated Monday, December 31, 2012Today got up early and drove to Ceracell to pick up some much needed supplies, we needed some frames to put into our boxes we have made. We also needed to visit Peter in Rangiriri to pick up the NUC box he had made up for us. Arrived at Ceracell[…]Read More

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Honey 1 and Queen rearing take 2

Last Updated Monday, December 31, 2012The weather in New Zealand is Great today, so it was time to check Honey 1 for any issues. Happy to report that no AFB (American foul brood) was located. Did spot one case of Sac Brood. And spotted many varoas mites in the drone brood. Hopefully the Apistan still[…]Read More

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