The Kiwimana Buzz Beekeeping Podcast #14 – Happy New Year Guys!!

Photo: Some rights reserved by Hannibal Poenaru

Show Notes

Hi this is the fourteenth podcast from the the team at kiwimana. This week we are talking about the Whangarei bee club, cats and how bees control unruly kids.

What’s happening at kiwimana

Happy New Year Guys!!!

Happy New Year - Fireworks

Photo by Lel4nd

Gary mentioned some of be great things that happened last year. Thanks to everyone that has supported kiwimana over 2012.

Here is the article

kiwimana Buzz EP 13

Record number of downloads for last months podcast, we really appreciate the support guys.

News from Ireland! – An Introduction

Vannessa_side

We have a new guest blogger from Ireland “Vanessa Drew”
Here is Vannessa’s first blog post

If you would like to write for us or be on the podcast, please get in touch via our contact page

News Topics

Insecticide ‘unacceptable’ danger to bees, report finds

The world’s most widely used insecticide has for the first time been officially labelled an “unacceptable” danger to bees.

Full Article is HERE

B&Q and Wickes pledge to withdraw products harmful to bees

Neonicotinoids available now at your Garden Centre

Neonicotinoids available now at your Garden Centre

UK retailers will remove products containing neonicotinoids, which are linked to the decline in the bee population :).

full Article HERE

Come on Garden Centres around New Zealand!!!

Beekeeping takes flight in primary school

Learning to look after bees has transformed the behaviour of unruly pupils, says headteacher.
Here is the full article

NZ – Bitter sting in battle for Nelson beekeeper sites

Peter Watson

Peter Watson

Competition for manuka sites in the Nelson area is causing tension in the area. Much like what we recently heard about manuka sites in Northland.
Read more here

Vaporising at the Whangarei bee club

Whangarei Bee Club

The team at kiwimana visited the Whangarei bee club and talk about vaporisers, wow what a great club indeed. Check out their Web Site
Here is our blog post

Gareth Morgan’s Cat Campaign

Photo / Mark Mitchell / nzherald

Photo / Mark Mitchell / nzherald

Gareth Morgan is launching a campaign to eradicate domestic cats!!!

Is he serious?

Dr Morgan has set up a website called Cats to Go, where he calls the animals sadists and natural-born killers that destroy native wildlife.


P.S. *** The Bird Margaret was thinking about was a Kea ***

Here is the Heralds full article

Blue Gloves Make Great Elephant hands

One of my Elephant Hands

One of my Elephant Hands

Gary gets Elephant hands and the team attended the Franklin Bee Club‘s field day.
Read more HERE.

What is Drone Comb?

Closeup of Drone Comb

We wrote an article about what is drone comb and why we manage it. Here is the article

Here is our product page for the kiwimana Drone Management Frames

Feedback!!! (Thanks Guys)

NZ Audrey – Great Podcast for local New Zealand Conditions, Thanks and keep up the great work.

Karen Britton – Great site, Kiwimana! “Good on ya, mate!”

Closing

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About Gary Fawcett

Gary enjoys designing new kiwimana products which we sell through our on-line shop. He is passionate about saving the Bees and encouraging urban beekeeping. Gary loves to write about issues that affect the Bees and our environment. He is also into tramping/walking in the beautiful New Zealand bush.

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