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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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2013 Spring is here – Part 2

Margaret Checks Remuera 1

Margaret continues her series of blog posts about what we doing to get ready for the bee season. 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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Wrapping up your bees with a moisture quilt?

Winter is just around the corner, so it’s time to get the bees ready for winter. Your bees should have been treated now and have low mite counts. Now it is time to think about how to reduce moisture in your hives over the winter months. Continue reading

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Went along to the Auckland bee club

Wow what a great day in Auckland today and wow what a great turn out of new and existing members at the bee club. I gave a presentation about how to merge two hives together using the newspaper method. Have … Continue reading

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Inspection of Honey 1 – The Queens Great Escape

Checked the weather forecast and it looked good until tomorrow, it has been predicated to rain tomorrow. Started the inspection at 2:30 PM. Started the inspection by taking off the roof, no sign of comb or Bees in the new … Continue reading

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Honey 1 – Sugar Shake and removed Drone Brood

Hi, I was discussing Sugar Shaking our Bees yesterday with Rocky at the Auckland Bee Club and invited him up to be part of our first attempt at it. It went pretty well, and we made a video on YouTube … Continue reading

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Auckland Bee Club Meeting

Went along to the Auckland Bee Club today, wow… it seems every meeting has more people. Which is a good thing indeed, hopefully the new people will take up Bee Keeping and join us to help save the Bees. Coincidently, … Continue reading

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Storm in Auckland and the new Kiwimana Hive Roof

Followers of our FaceBook page would have seen the terrible weather we had in Auckland over the weekend which inspired us to continue further work on our “Kiwimana Hive Roof” prototype. I spent time finishing off our prototype after visiting … Continue reading

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Made some Screen Bottom Boards

Finished building some screen bottom boards today.  Screen bottom boards have a few advantages. Help reduce the varroa mites due to natural fall (The mites fall through the screen) Provides a way for you to count mites Provides increased ventilation … Continue reading

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