Minding your own Beeswax

A couple of months ago we heard about a process at the Franklin Bee Club to clean up dirty Beeswax from your solar wax extractor or direct from your capping’s bucket. We had some left over wax from last years honey harvest that needed cleaning up. (1) You need some type of gas cooker (we[…]Read More

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Picking up the Hawthorn swarm – Part 3 “Third time is the Charm”

I headed out to work on the Remuera swarm again, hopefully third time lucky. I spoke to Peter from the Franklin bee-club who suggested we take some old comb to attract them. Which I had done last time, but this time I also took a frame of capped honey from our stores. What I did[…]Read More

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A cosy time with the Franklin Bee Club

Today the weather in Auckland wasn’t the best, we did hear there was a cold storm coming from the south. We travelled down to Franklin to attend the monthly bee club meeting. A heavy shower hit the site when we arrived. An omen of things to come. Peter Smith started the meeting with a discussion[…]Read More

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Franklin Bee Club Monthly Meeting Oct 2011

Hi Everyone, Today we travelled south to meet with our friends at the Franklin Bee Club for the monthly meeting.  The weather was stunning, no rain and no wind… fabulous 🙂 There was a great turn out, with car park full and overflow parking area. Just having a bit of a catch-up and chat before[…]Read More

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Frankly what a great bee club meeting – Franklin Bee Club

Today we went along to the Franklin bee club. We have been talking to Peter Smith from the club and he invited us along to the meeting. We both had a great time talking with all the bee-keepers that came along today. The clubs runs around six hives and all were inspected today. The hives[…]Read More

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