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Auckland Bee Club Meeting

We went along to the Auckland bee club meeting, it was Rocky’s turn to car pool so we went along in his Land rover to the club rooms. The usual access to the car park was sealed off with a … Continue reading

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Goldie Varroa Count

We did a count of Varroa is the Goldie hive over the last twenty four hours there was approx 280 that had fallen onto our sticky board, we will need to get some treatment strips into the hive in the … Continue reading

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Honey 1 – Inspecting the merged hive

I did a full inspection of the new merged hive today and all looked great, did spot a varroa mite on the back of one of the workers.  So will have to treat for them when the supers are all … Continue reading

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Video of KiwiMana Apiary

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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Merging Honey 1+2=3??

After the last inspection of Honey 2 and discovering that the hive didn’t have a functioning Queen, we decided that the best approach was to merge the hive with Honey 1.  Thus making Honey 3 (only kidding). We thought this … Continue reading

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Goldie Inspection

Hi Everyone, sorry the gap between blog entries. Today I did a full inspection of Goldie and the hive is going well, it has five supers on top of two brood boxes. It also had a full size super on … Continue reading

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Varroa Count from Goldie

We checked the bottom board and we discovered seven Varroa mites in Goldie, which is a very low count for this time of year but we must keep an eye on these little mites. We also need to work out … Continue reading

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Weather prevents Inspections

Weather in the Waitakere is no good today, some parts of the North Island have flooding and weather warnings. So no Bee inspections today alas, I will go down later on and check all is well in the Bee Land, … Continue reading

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Our First Extraction

Yesterday we inspected the Goldie hive, just checked the supers.  We were keen to see how the girls got on with capping some more frames of honey. (Double click on the images to enlarge) We managed to find only three … Continue reading

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Goldie Inspection

Today we did an inspection on the Goldie hive, we checked the two supers, the new one that we added last time has been drawn out but not much Nectar. There was no condensation at all today, I suspect that … Continue reading

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