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Swarms Alive – KM035

Swarms Alert

Episode Thirty Five of our beekeeping podcast, This week we are talking about Swarms and the Craft Out West Event. 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 Day of Inspections

It was a great day, maybe the best of days. So I headed to the organic farm that we have now have hives on. To inspect some of our bee hives… 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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The Kiwimana Buzz Beekeeping Podcast #11 – Swarms, Swarms and Swarms!!


The 11th Kiwimana Buzz Podcast from the Team at kiwimana, hear what we have been up to. This month we talk about Swarms, IPM and five reasons to learn about beekeeping. 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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Treating our new Hives with Api Life Var

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 … Continue reading

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Auckland Bee Club and New 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 … Continue reading

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Auckland bee club and a self cleaning bee hive?

Went along to the Auckland bee club today with Rocky. It seemed the turn out was lower, perhaps due to the Rugby world cup. Today we discussed swarms and how to catch them and signs to look for in your … Continue reading

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