The Seventeenth Podcast from the Team at kiwimana. A show where we talk about Beekeeping, gardening and life.
This week we are taking about Toxic Honey and a Lady who is Addicted to bee stings.
In this article we discuss what is a decapping knife, and do you really need one to extract your bees honey?
In your bee colonies what is drone comb, and why is it so attractive to varroa mites? Continue reading
Here is an article about how to get started in beekeeping. It could be retitled Beekeeping 101! We hope you find it useful. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
Posted in Swarms
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We starting selling a new beekeeping product a couple of weeks back, “The Robinson Vaporiser”, we have conducted the following test to see if it works as designed. Here is our observations and how you use the vaporiser. Continue reading
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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 … Continue reading
Posted in Bee Industry News
Tagged "bylaw", "bylaws", "harmonisation", "harmonising", "hearings", "historically", "insanity", "legacy", "leighton Smith", "len Brown", "mandate", "mayor", "poultry", "Rodney", "supercity", "urban", "vigilant", "waitemata", acre, auckland, Auckland Council, bee, beehive, beekeeper, beekeepers, Beekeeping, Bees, Christopher Dempsey, hives, honey, kiwimana, swarm
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 … Continue reading
Posted in Beekeeping Supplies, Kiwimana News, Questions from Readers
Tagged "breeding", "elevated", "sunnier", Api life var, apiary, beekeeper, beekeepers, Bees, brood, Drone, Drone Brood Management, Early Spring, hive, hives, honey, kiwimana, Meshboard, mites, Oxalic Acid, plan, supers
Went along to check on a hive at the Earthsong, which is an Eco-Neighbourhood project based in Ranui in West Auckland. For more information about this project please check out their web site http://www.earthsong.org.nz It seemed like a great place … Continue reading
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