Peter starts the day with a laugh

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.

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The party gather before

Can the Robinson Vaporiser control your Varroa Mites – Part 1

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.

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Api Life Var

Swanson One and Api Life Var

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.

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Can the Robinson Vaporiser control your Varroa Mites – Part 2

In part 2 of the article we answer the question “Can vaporising Oxalic acid crystals with the Robinson Vaporiser control your Varroa Mites?”

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Oxalic Acid Vaporizer

Vaporizing Varroa Mites??? With a Oxalic Acid Vaporizer!!!

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…

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