Removing the Apistan Strips

Well its week seven and we planned to removed the Apistan strips this week, the plan was if this weekend was bad weather (which to be honest in this Auckland Winter that’s most weekends), we would remove them next weekend. But we woke this morning to a nice clear sky day with no rain predicated[…]Read More

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Honey 1 gets some Apistan strips treatment

Well took my chances today in between the Auckland Rain showers to inspect one of the hives. Today I inspected Honey 1. Honey one had three brood boxes that I have reduced down to two and put in 2 Apistan strips in each brood box. Here’s hoping that these knock back the Varroa mites a[…]Read More

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Fogging at the Auckland Bee club

Today myself and Margaret went to a meeting at the Auckland Bee club. Today’s topics were:- Dealing with weak hives Combining hives. Fogging Demonstration I was keen to see the fogging Demonstration. After seeing the Demonstration we are not so sure if that’s for our hives, the bees didn’t seem to like amount of oily[…]Read More

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