Visiting the Auckland Bee Club

We went along to the Auckland Bee Club this morning. It was great to catch up with everyone and good to see a lot of new faces. Paul Walsh and Dennis discussed how to build frames, very useful information for new beekeepers indeed. I wish I had heard this talk before I started building my[…]Read More

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It’s nearly spring, do your bees have enough stores?

Your bees have come through winter and there has been days and sometimes weeks without good weather. The bees have very strong labour laws and do not collect nectar and pollen on cold or rainy days. But do you bees have enough food to make it until summer?

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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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Fun with the Microscope Camera – We Found a German Wasp Queen

We purchased a USB Microscope from Ecroyd Beekeeping at the Bee Conference, not really a Microscope more like a good macro lens. The beauty of this device is that you can plug it into your computer and take photos. So here are some photos:- Queen Bee One of a Queen Bee that was created by[…]Read More

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