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Neonicotinoids available now at your Garden Centre

Neonicotinoids available now at your Garden Centre

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

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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 out during the talks. The topics today were:- Harvesting honey Tips on entering the honey…

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A cosy time with the Franklin Bee Club

Bees Cluster Together

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…

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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, the International Federation of Beekeepers' Associations. Organics: Beekeeper's buzzword - Rural News - Bay of…

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

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 largely responsible for exposing the fact that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had licensed…

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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 discussed the ten possible causes. Which were:- Pesticides Varroas Bee Diet Colony Management Diseases, viruses…

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Remove Apistan from Honey 1 and Bought a Queen for Mokoroa

Margaret Checking Frames

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 it was time to put on a ¾ box of frames to start collecting some…

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