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Bee swarms – How to deal with them

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In this article Margaret goes further into swarms and how as a beekeeper you can reduce the chances of your colonies swarming. Margaret also discusses basic information on how to collect a Bee Swarm. Continue reading

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Auckland Bee Club Meetup – Swarming Season

Lavendar at Bee Club

We went along to the Auckland Bee Club to hear about Queens and the start of the swarming season in Auckland. Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Swarms

Well guys its swarming season season here in New Zealand, we have had a few days of summer weather and the bees have made good use of it. We attended three swarms in the Auckland Region. Continue reading

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A tale of three stings – A funny swarm story

A funny and embarrassing story about a bee swarm we rescued last season. We hope you find this story funny. Continue reading

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Can the Robinson Vaporiser control your Varroa Mites – Part 1


We starting selling a new beekeeping product a couple of weeks back, “The Robinson Vaporiser”, we have conducted the following test to see if it works as designed. Here is our observations and how you use the vaporiser. Continue reading

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Save the Bees – Stop the Fee – UPDATE 2

Phone CallWe got a phone call from Auckland Council’s rep Nigel King – Customer Services Manager this morning (this was in no doubt as a result of an email sent by Margaret first thing, asking why we haven’t received any … Continue reading

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Save the bee, stop the fee!!!

Photo’s courtesy of Kevin Krejci We went to along to a meeting set up by the Auckland Bee Club on Monday to discuss the $190 (annual) consent fee to keep Bees, proposed within the Auckland Council long-term draft plan. The … Continue reading

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Inspecting Hives and Sending Bees in the post?

It was time to inspect hives today in between painting bee hive boxes and dodging the ever-present rain in Auckland. Isn’t it meant to be summer here? These are some notes from the inspections today:- Taupaki 1 Hive is very … Continue reading

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The tale of the Pool Side Bees

Day One Got a call from Mary in Glen Eden, a swarm of bees had taken up residence on the side of her pool house. It was into the Kiwimana mobile after work, with a spare hive that I had … Continue reading

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Franklin Bee Club and Tana Umaga?

We got up late today after a late night at an engagement party last night congrats to Ben and Lorelle. Anyway we stopped off at a cafe on the way and who should we run into but Tana Umaga the … Continue reading

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