Here is the transcription of the recent interview with Randy Oliver. Randy started as a hobbyist beekeeper in 1967. Then went to study biological sciences, specializing in entomology at University.
We have launched a new product this week, the “Kiwi Oxalic Acid Vaporizer”. A new tool in the fight against varroa mites.
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…
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.
A Bee Colony is with a Varroa infestation threat discovered by Margaret in routine apiary inspection.
In this article we discuss what is a decapping knife, and do you really need one to extract your bees honey?
We starting selling a new beekeeping product a couple of weeks back, “The Robinson Vaporiser”, we have conducted the following test to see if it works as designed. Here is our observations and how you use the vaporiser.
This hive was showing signs of a high varroa mite count; it was on solid bottom board so we couldn’t do a drop count. But the inspection of drone brood indicated lots of mites and bees were spotted with deformed wing virus. The decision was made to treat the hive a few weeks back.
Powdered sugar shake – How to do a Powdered sugar shake to check the count of varroa mites living in your bee colony. A Step by step guide with thresholds.
In part 2 of the article we answer the question “Can vaporising Oxalic acid crystals with the Robinson Vaporiser control your Varroa Mites?”
Well it was a nice spring morning, a little crispy but after last night’s thunder and lightning in Auckland – we were both happily surprised that the day was starting out so well.
…off we went…got in to the kiwimana mobile nick-named “The Beehive” …’cause it’s white and usually full of bees 🙂 …then headed south ….to the Franklin Bee Club…
An introduction on how on Counting Mites using a meshboard or a screened bottom board.