Sixty five years of Auckland Beekeeping

Today was the day the Auckland Bee clubs celebrated its 65th anniversary. The committee has been very busy arranging all aspects of the day, including a honey show and guest speakers. The weather was pretty good, but the event was hosted in two rooms at the Unitec campus. This was a good idea because we[…]Read More

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Tall Stories were spoken

Auckland Bee Club Xmas BBQ 2011

Went along to the Auckland bee-club Xmas barbecue this morning. It was a great collection of old and new members. Got to met two of the old presidents of the bee club, Tom and Ian. We heard some great stories about the history of the club and that Sir Ed Hillary used to come to[…]Read More

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Visiting the Auckland Bee Club

We went along to the Auckland Bee Club this morning. It was great to catch up with everyone and good to see a lot of new faces. Paul Walsh and Dennis discussed how to build frames, very useful information for new beekeepers indeed. I wish I had heard this talk before I started building my[…]Read More

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Auckland Bee Club Xmas BBQ 2012

Auckland Bee Club Xmas BBQ 2012

Over the weekend we attended the Auckland Bee Club Xmas BBQ, I am no longer on the committee, so we went along just as members. Here is what we discovered on the day…

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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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Crowds Check Out The Bees

Auckland Bee Club and New Bees

Today I went along to the Mid Month Auckland Bee Club meeting, the discussion was based on swarms, which was run by Dennis a very experienced bee-keeper. These mid monthly meetings are more about getting together with like-minded people, that also love bees. On my way home I went around to Franks house to check[…]Read More

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Queen of the Sun movie review

We went along tonight to the Academy cinema on Lorne Street in Auckland city to attend the premiere of Queen of the Sun. The young Greens organised a fund-raising night for the upcoming election campaign. It was good to meet Vernon Tava one of the young Greens and discuss some issues affecting the bees in[…]Read More

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Went along to the Auckland bee club

Wow what a great day in Auckland today and wow what a great turn out of new and existing members at the bee club. I gave a presentation about how to merge two hives together using the newspaper method. Have a look at this blog post for more details about this Mokoroa 1 Merge Thanks[…]Read More

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Went along to the Auckland bee club meeting

The sun was out so it was a good day to attend the first bee club meeting of the weekend. The first part of the meeting was part of the yearly AGM, a new vice president and some other club roles were nominated. I was nominated by one of the committee members “Martin” to join[…]Read More

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Stuff.co.nz – Town hall the bee’s knees

An article about Kim’s Bees at Auckland’s Town Hall on the stuff.co.nz web site, good work Kim great to see someone promoting Urban Beekeeping in Auckland. BUSY BEES: Auckland Beekeepers Club president Kim Kneijber checking the two sentinel hives under the Auckland Town Hall clocktower where bees have been busily making honey above the unsuspecting[…]Read More

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