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A Tale of Three Swarms

On Our Way to pick up 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.

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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 gathered together from parts found in the workshop. Mary said she thinks the bees had…

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Treating our new Hives with Api Life Var

Varroa Mite

In between collecting swarms we checked on our new hives today and treated them with "Api Life Var" the organic mite treatment, the mites counts have been low but we have been told that treating a hive with low brood is more effective. So lets see what happens. So in summary this is what we…

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Auckland Bee Club and New Bees

Crowds Check Out The Bees

Today I went along to the Mid Month Auckland Bee Club meeting, the discussion was based on swarms, which was run by Dennis a very experienced bee-keeper. These mid monthly meetings are more about getting together with like-minded people, that also love bees. On my way home I went around to Franks house to check…

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