Mad dogs and Beekeepers/English Men

Last Updated Sunday, July 7, 2013 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 :[…]Read More

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Varroa Count from Goldie

Last Updated Tuesday, May 14, 2013We 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 a way to control their numbers without using chemicals, not[…]Read More

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Removing the Apistan Strips

Last Updated Monday, December 31, 2012 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[…]Read More

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Honey 1 gets some Apistan strips treatment

Last Updated Saturday, May 25, 2013 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[…]Read More

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