Its now well into Autumn here in New Zealand – April 2015. This beekeeping season we have really enjoyed a long Summer even though the honey flow was late, our Honey Bee splits were late – its been pretty challenging all-round this Bee Season but all-in-all we have now have some strong colonies going in to Winter.
Swanson 1 the suspected queen less hive was very quiet, so I donned on my newly repaired veil, and headed to see if the queen was indeed missing from the hive.
Hi everyone, was playing around with Microsoft movie maker and created this small video of our Apiary. The video is from Dec 2009, but the Apiary hasn’t changed much since then anyway. Thanks….Gary [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14jwWp0eTZo&hl=en_GB&fs=1&]
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Well guys its swarming season season here in New Zealand, we have had a few days of summer weather and the bees have made good use of it. We attended three swarms in the Auckland Region.
Kiwimana Strategy Meeting for Wintering down the apiary. We identified some key areas to consider…. Apiary Weather Treatments Feeding Bee Keeping Practices
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Ministry for Primary Industries Paul Bolger – Senior Policy Analyst spoke about funding avenues and government industry agreements with proposals for industry surveillance. In terms of the industry funding, Paul explained that government more likely to support those industries who match funding $ for $.
This was a question posted in by one of our readers, Sophie asks:- How can a New Zealand beekeeper keep their bees alive every year? Well this is a good question, over recent times bee-keepers are having trouble keeping bees alive. Due to Varroa mites and pesticides in the environment. Last year our plan failed[…]Read More