This week we are talking about parasite’s, Nosema, 3,000-year-old beehives and Counterfeit Honey? This is Episode Seventy four of our beekeeping podcast.
Last Updated Monday, March 12, 2012Why would you feed GM corn products? Is this really helping the bees? A quick premise for the people that do not know who Monsanto is and what is high fructose corn syrup: Monsanto is the leading producer of biochemical products and the world’s largest seed company. It has monopolized[…]Read More
Last Updated Friday, March 16, 2012Yay some great news from Vancouver Island, and New Zealand bees played a part as well. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFTb7Amvfgc&w=480&h=390]
Last Updated Friday, March 16, 2012A great article from the Bay of Plenty Times about Gilles Ratia’s work. Mankind must heed the message of the bees and switch from conventional to organic systems of agriculture believes Gilles Ratia, of France, who is president of Apimondia, the International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations. Organics: Beekeeper’s buzzword –[…]Read More
Last Updated Monday, March 12, 2012Good article, but I don’t agree that the Green Partys concerns about CCD and unfounded, why wait until we have it to address the issue. Isn’t that like building a fire engine when you have a fire to fight? And good luck trying to get Bayer to change its products?[…]Read More
Last Updated Monday, December 31, 2012Good article and comments from John Hartnell the Federated Farmers Bees spokesperson. Since 2000, Varroa has seen the loss of at least 200,000 bee colonies. Federated Farmers believes it doesn’t matter what hat farmers wear; sheep, kiwifruit, mohair or dairy, all farmers are on the bee team, which is actually,[…]Read More
Last Updated Friday, March 16, 2012Yay for Ms Kedgley, great to see one politician is doing something to help the bees, before CCD takes a hold in New Zealand and destroys our agriculture industry. Green Party MP Sue Kedgley is launching a petition today calling on the Government to immediately suspend the use of pesticides[…]Read More
Last Updated Friday, March 16, 2012Hi All, Interesting article from the Organic Consumers Association about the lack of CCD losses by Organic Bee Keepers. Coincidence? I Think Not. Maybe intensive farming of Honey Bees isn’t the way to go? Check out the full article here:- http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_5194.cfm Thanks…Gary
Last Updated Monday, March 12, 2012This is another reason, why we as Beekeepers need to find alternatives to using chemical treatments in our hives. Beekeepers are concerned about reports of varroa mite showing resistance to chemical treatments in some hives around Auckland and the Waikato. Varroa is the biggest killer of bees world-wide. The Beekeepers[…]Read More
Last Updated Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Sad to hear about all those bees deaths, but good news that the Slovenia Government have acted. Shame the New Zealand Government still hasn’t banned neonicotinoids in Clean Green New Zealand… Ljubljana, 28 April 2011 (STA) – The government of Slovenia issued a temporary ban Thursday on seeds treated[…]Read More
Last Updated Friday, March 16, 2012A good article from the New Zealand Herald about CCD and the state of Bees in New Zealand. When you look at the varroa mite, New Zealand agriculture and horticulture will be paying for that for the rest of their lives. John Hartnell, Federated Farmers Bees chairman As you flop[…]Read More
Tonight we went along to a lecture by Gilles Ratia – World President of Apimondia. Apimondia is the International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations.