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Different Types Of Beehives

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In this article we discuss the different types of beehives available to beekeepers these days, with the pros and cons of each type. Continue reading

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What to Look For During a Hive Inspection

Beehives being inspected

What to Look For During a Hive Inspection? Here are the top things we look for when doing a hive inspection. Continue reading

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Auckland Bee Club Meetup – Swarming Season

Lavendar at Bee Club

We went along to the Auckland Bee Club to hear about Queens and the start of the swarming season in Auckland. Continue reading

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2013 Spring is here – Part 3

Spring Buds

Margarets third blog post about spring preparations for our Bee Season in New Zealand Continue reading

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A Day of Inspections

It was a great day, maybe the best of days. So I headed to the organic farm that we have now have hives on. To inspect some of our bee hives… Continue reading

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The Franklin Bee Club and the Kiwimana Meshboard

We went along to the Franklin Bee Clubs Meeting, today’s discussions were about varroa mites, Gary did a presentation about our Kiwimana Meshboards. We discussed the benefits and how you count mites with them. Continue reading

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Inspecting two hives – Swanson and Glen Eden 2

The weather was good and the temperature was 22 degrees today, so I decided to inspect a couple of our hives. Days in which inspections can be done are becoming fewer and fewer, as New Zealand heads into winter. Here … Continue reading

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Never hold a frame full of bees away from the hive

What Happened A couple of weeks back we had an incident with the Remuera 1 hive. We were inspecting frames and the queen must have fallen from the it. When we were cleaning up after the inspection, we noticed a … Continue reading

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Foundationless frames no good for brood frames

We have been experimenting with foundationless frames and getting the bees to create their own foundation. The problem with doing this on brood frames is that the bees tend to create more drone comb and we would rather their build … Continue reading

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Inspecting Hives and Sending Bees in the post?

It was time to inspect hives today in between painting bee hive boxes and dodging the ever-present rain in Auckland. Isn’t it meant to be summer here? These are some notes from the inspections today:- Taupaki 1 Hive is very … Continue reading

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