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The Swinging Sixties – KM060

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This week we are talking about Bumble Bees, Monsanto and How Do Honeybees Smell? This is Episode Sixty of our beekeeping podcast. Continue reading

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The Kiwimana Buzz Beekeeping Podcast #13 – Lucky Number Thirteen

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The thirteenth podcast from the the team at kiwimana. This week we are taking about inspections and buddies, and we talked to Kevin from the BK Corner podcast. Continue reading

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Neonicotinoids available now at your Garden Centre

Neonicotinoids are being sold in garden centres all across New Zealand, what can you do about it? Continue reading

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Working in the shop at the Auckland Bee Club

I went along to Auckland bee club today, and spent most of the time helping Sue in the shop. It was a very busy day and I enjoyed meeting and talking to everyone that came in. I managed to sneak … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Yahoo! News – UN alarmed at huge decline in bee numbers

Hmmm, I wonder if this news will change the New Zealand’s government stance of pesticides? Mass deaths of bee colonies in many parts of the world may be part of a wider, hidden threat to wild insect pollinators vital to … Continue reading

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Interview with Gilles Ratia in The Bay of Plenty Times

A 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, … Continue reading

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Bees, Pesticides and the Corporate Mind: an interview with Tom Theobald

A great interview by the Barefoot Beekeeper “Phil Chandler” that I highly recommend everyone take the time to have a listen, its regarding a pesticide Clothianidin that I believe is still used in clean Green New Zealand!!! Tom Theobald was … Continue reading

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Meeting with Gilles Ratia

Tonight we went along to a lecture by Gilles Ratia – World President of Apimondia. Apimondia is the International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations. Check out their web site at www.apimondia.org The lecture was about the declining bees and CCD. He … Continue reading

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Remove Apistan from Honey 1 and Bought a Queen for Mokoroa

Busy day in the Bee Gardens today, here is what we did broken down by hive name. Honey 1 We removed the Apistan Strips from Honey 1, it’s been seven weeks now. The Bees have expanded quite a lot, so … Continue reading

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