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Tag Archives: apistan
Today the weather in Auckland wasn’t the best, we did hear there was a cold storm coming from the south. We travelled down to Franklin to attend the monthly bee club meeting. A heavy shower hit the site when we … Continue reading
Honey 1 Sugar Shake Today was the day to do the final sugar shake of Honey 1. We purchased a coffee grinder from the local hardware store. This helped us produce our own icing sugar without the cornflour that is … Continue reading
Quick Varroa Count to see if we need to treat. Tray placed 4 Dec 2010 08:15 (0 mites) Tray Checked 5 Dec 2010 08:15 (8 mites) =8/24 (Hours) = 0.33 per hour Yahoo , Very low we think removing the … Continue reading
Busy day in the Bee Gardens today, here is what we did broken down by hive name. Honey 1 We removed the Apistan Strips from Honey 1, it’s been seven weeks now. The Bees have expanded quite a lot, so … Continue reading
The 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 … Continue reading
We put in some Apistan strips in Honey 1 today. We are going to look into using the sugar shake method over summer, but the mite count is high enough that we did need to treat them. Not keen on … Continue reading