Bee Breeding Season Starts in NZed- KM112

This week we are talking about Springing into Bee Season 2017, Evolving Bees, a great herb has been discovered and Are you Getting Enough? This is Episode One Hundred and Twelve of our beekeeping podcast here in lil ol’ New Zealand.

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The tale of the Pool Side Bees

Day One Got a call from Mary in Glen Eden, a swarm of bees had taken up residence on the side of her pool house. It was into the Kiwimana mobile after work, with a spare hive that I had gathered together from parts found in the workshop. Mary said she thinks the bees had[…]Read More

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Can the Robinson Vaporiser control your Varroa Mites – Part 1


We starting selling a new beekeeping product a couple of weeks back, “The Robinson Vaporiser”, we have conducted the following test to see if it works as designed. Here is our observations and how you use the vaporiser.

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Honey 1 gets some Apistan strips treatment

Well took my chances today in between the Auckland Rain showers to inspect one of the hives. Today I inspected Honey 1. Honey one had three brood boxes that I have reduced down to two and put in 2 Apistan strips in each brood box. Here’s hoping that these knock back the Varroa mites a[…]Read More

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Misconceptions at the Waitemata Home and Garden show

I went along to the Waitemata Home and Garden show today to help out on the Auckland Bee Club stand. I was joined by Andrew and Anahera, we had a great day with some laughs along the way. Andrew really should write a book with some of his stories :). It was interesting to talk[…]Read More

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