We are talking about adapting honeybees, Surplus secrets and International Podcast Day. This is Episode Seventy Eight of our beekeeping podcast.
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
Did the inspection of Goldie today, the weather was patchy today. So couldn’t get started until after two pm. Took a while to light the smoker as most of the wood is also damp.
Last Updated Monday, January 14, 2013It was time to inspect hives today in between painting bee hive boxes and dodging the ever-present rain in Auckland. Isn’t it meant to be summer here? These are some notes from the inspections today:- Taupaki 1 Hive is very strong and doing very well, loads of bees in the[…]Read More
Last Updated Saturday, November 24, 2012 Margaret was chatting to a commercial bee-keeper that other day at our local bee-keeping supplier and we were invited us up to his house to inspect some hives that had been confirmed as infected with American foul brood. We have just passed our Disease Elimination Conformity Agreement (DECA) which[…]Read More
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
Last Updated Friday, March 16, 2012Today myself and Margaret did the American Foul Brood Recognition course and Exam that the Auckland Bee Club arranged. Thanks Guys for arranging the course. The course was very interesting and we learnt a lot about recognising most of the Bee diseases we have in New Zealand and some that[…]Read More