Tag Archives: Varroa Mites

Powdered Sugar Shake – Counting Varroa Mites using icing sugar

Return Bees to Hive

Powdered sugar shake – How to do a Powdered sugar shake to check the count of varroa mites living in your bee colony. A Step by step guide with thresholds. Continue reading

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Drone Comb – What is it?

In your bee colonies what is drone comb, and why is it so attractive to varroa mites? Continue reading

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The Kiwimana Buzz Beekeeping Podcast #10 – Vaporising Varroa Mites?

The 10th Podcast from the Team at kiwimana, hear what we have been up to. This month we talk about Vaporising Mites, Bee Changing Genes and we are moving… 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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Some Varroa Hive Counting with the Kiwimana Meshboards

Hi over the last three days, I have had inspection trays in the Kiwimana Meshboards in some of our hives. Here are the results:- Whenupai 1 Varroa Count Tray placed 9 Jan 2012 18:30 (0 mites) Tray Checked 12 Jan … Continue reading

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Franklin Bee Club Monthly Meeting Oct 2011

Hi Everyone, Today we travelled south to meet with our friends at the Franklin Bee Club for the monthly meeting.  The weather was stunning, no rain and no wind… fabulous There was a great turn out, with car park full … Continue reading

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Tragedy at KiwiMana HQ

Sad news today the weak hive “Mokoroa” has succumb to varroa mites. We used “Api Life Var” on the hive, but I suspect we treated too late to save them. We inspected them over the weekend and found the queen … Continue reading

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radionz.co.nz – Beekeepers concerned about varroa resistance

This is another reason, why we as Beekeepers need to find alternatives to using chemical treatments in our hives. Beekeepers are concerned about reports of varroa mite showing resistance to chemical treatments in some hives around Auckland and the Waikato. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Honey 1 – Inspection “Can organic Beekeeping work in this hive?”

Removed the roof and noticed some dampness at some of the corners of the roof, will need to investigate this further. I inspected both brood boxes and it is evident that the hive is rather infested with Varroa Mites. I … Continue reading

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