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Has it all just become too much?

Too Much?
A tale of woe and despair, an update on what is happening at kiwimana and what we are doing to fix this issue.
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What is a Queen Castle?

Buzzingham Palace with Roof

What is a Queen Castle and how can you use one to raise Queen Bees. Continue reading

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2013 Spring is here – Part 4

Bee Closeup

In the fourth part of Margaret’s series about the start to the Bee Season at kiwimana HQ. Some great photos of bees and blooming flowers at this time of year. Continue reading

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2013 Spring is here – Part 3

Spring Buds

Margarets third blog post about spring preparations for our Bee Season in New Zealand Continue reading

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Queen-Rearing and Visitors to kiwimana HQ

Margaret Removes Frame

We hosted some Korean visitors to kiwimana HQ, and Andy showed the group how to raise Queen cells from one of our colonies. Continue reading

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What’s blooming now at kiwimana HQ?

Bee on Buddliea

Well we’ve started our countdown to spring, but its hard to know the state-of-play for our girls – yes our Bees :) Margaret discusses what is flowering at the kiwimana HQ. Continue reading

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How to use a Queen Excluder

Queen Excluder



Queen Excluders, what are there and what can you use them for in the beekeeping world. Continue reading

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Never hold a frame full of bees away from the hive

What Happened A couple of weeks back we had an incident with the Remuera 1 hive. We were inspecting frames and the queen must have fallen from the it. When we were cleaning up after the inspection, we noticed a … Continue reading

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National Beekeepers Association Conference…Come along one and all

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Bee Hive Inspections

Mokoroa 1 Did a full inspection of the hive today, still a few ¾ frames in the hive from when I was feeding them the stores from last year. Loads of brood today and spotted the Queen walking around, the … Continue reading

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