Screened bottom board, We made our first one

I finished our new Screened bottom board today, I added a Varroa Mite inspection mat that is just a piece of plastic. Part of the same sheet of plastic that is also the roof of our NUC box. The mat can be speared with a thin layer of Vaseline and then the mites get stuck[…]Read More

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Mad dogs and Beekeepers/English Men

Went along to Auckland Bee Club today for the field day. It was a great day and attendance was good. Great to catch up with two of our blog readers at the meeting, Barry and William. William is young man who is passionate about bees, great to see : ) …I think he’ll do well[…]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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