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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Save the Bees – Stop the Fee – UPDATE 3 Yipee its over!!!!

The Wonders of Twitter We heard from Mayor Len Brown today via Twitter. The bee consent fee has been removed, in today’s “Strategy and Finance Committee Meeting”. Have a look at the tweet exchange with the Mayor below:- Started off with confusion, what page the Bee Fee was on:- And then the good news… So[…]Read More

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Save the bee, stop the fee!!!

Photo’s courtesy of Kevin Krejci We went to along to a meeting set up by the Auckland Bee Club on Monday to discuss the $190 (annual) consent fee to keep Bees, proposed within the Auckland Council long-term draft plan. The draft considerations include public consultation and a submission process.

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Save the Bees – Stop the Fee – UPDATE 2

Phone Call We got a phone call from Auckland Council’s rep Nigel King – Customer Services Manager this morning (this was in no doubt as a result of an email sent by Margaret first thing, asking why we haven’t received any written confirmation of  what we were told, was to follow, after the hearings!) Nigel advised[…]Read More

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Auckland – Draft Long Term Plan Forum

As many of you know the Auckland council has proposed charging bee keepers $190 a year to keep bees in Auckland city. See our other blog post Bee Keeping in Auckland to cost $190??? This is a 100% increase from last years costs. As we currently don’t pay any fees to keep bees. We are[…]Read More

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