Honey 1 gets some Apistan strips treatment

Well took my chances today in between the Auckland Rain showers to inspect one of the hives. Today I inspected Honey 1. Honey one had three brood boxes that I have reduced down to two and put in 2 Apistan strips in each brood box. Here’s hoping that these knock back the Varroa mites a[…]Read More

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Removing the Apistan Strips

Well its week seven and we planned to removed the Apistan strips this week, the plan was if this weekend was bad weather (which to be honest in this Auckland Winter that’s most weekends), we would remove them next weekend. But we woke this morning to a nice clear sky day with no rain predicated[…]Read More

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Goldie Inspection and new Brood Box

After yesterday BeeKeeper club meeting, I asked a couple of people how to stop condensation in the hive. Goldie seems to have a big problem with water build up in the roof, most people agreed that cutting a hole in the Bee Matt which is actually the layer below the tin roof. May help this[…]Read More

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Honey 1 Update

M – Well its been very stressful but yet the bees remained calm ! G – Yes it was stressful indeed, but we removed the remaining bits of New Zealand Christmas tree from the hive and added some new frames. M got a sting on the hand, so we have decided to buy a full[…]Read More

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