Barry started the workshop by explaining that the government state that, “… “the varroa ‘problem’ is an industry problem” (and this term was used quite frequently throughout the day). Barry also stated that “…pollination not high on other agencies priorities…”
We were in a music store today picking up some equipment for our new podcast. We got talking to the guy that works in the shop who is in the band “Tom Lark”. He mentioned they latest video was kind of bee keeping related, check out the video quite cool and a pretty good song.
Well it was a wet day in Auckland, and we were surprised the meeting was still on. But we were told by the Hive Manager “Peter” that weather forecast predicated clear skies until Lunch time. So it was off down to Franklin to attend the club day.
Well I hope Russell is mistaken here, it would be a shame if hobbyists did act in this way. I think the increase of hobbyists is a good thing for the Bees. But its a timely reminder that you need to also be responsible when keeping bees, just as you would if you keeping sheep[…]Read More
So you are keen on getting into Beekeeping, well you have come to the right place. Here are seven steps to becoming a Beekeeper. We get a lot of queries from first time beekeepers with questions on how to get started in this fascinating world of the beehive. Here is an article about how to[…]Read More
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.
Tonight we had a great time with some fellow beekeepers, myself and some local beekeepers met up with Caroline who is visiting from England. Caroline got in touch via our blog a few months back, it was great to finally meet her in person and talk about her adventures and travels. Great to see that[…]Read More
We sell Beekeeping supplies to Hobbyist Beekeepers. Our blog and podcast help you to keep bees in urban and rural locations. We are here to support you in keeping and saving the humble honey bee “Apis mellifera“. We are beekeepers from the hills of West Auckland, We share Beekeeping information and news via our website[…]Read More
This was spotted by Kerry from the Auckland bee Club:- The Auckland Council draft plan has this in section 5.7 Schedule of changes to regulatory fees and charges. Page 146 – Category Other (iii) keeping of bees (consent fee) $190
We have listed the Drone Management Frames we built on Trademe, if you are interested check out the auction by clicking on the link below:- TradeMe Auction fro Kiwimana Drone Management Frames Here is some information about the frame. In the battle against the Varroa destructor mite beekeepers needs a few tricks to help combat[…]Read More