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Tag Archives: mites
A Bee Colony is with a Varroa infestation threat discovered by Margaret in routine apiary inspection.
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. Continue reading
We have launched a new product this week, the “Kiwi Oxalic Acid Vaporizer”. A new tool in the fight against varroa mites. Continue reading
In this article we discuss what is a decapping knife, and do you really need one to extract your bees honey?
In part 2 of the article we answer the question “Can vaporising Oxalic acid crystals with the Robinson Vaporiser control your Varroa Mites?” Continue reading
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
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. Continue reading
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… Continue reading
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
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. Continue reading