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Treating the Buzzy Bees – KM017

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The 17th Podcast from the Team at kiwimana “Treating the Buzzy Bees”. This week we are talking about Toxic Honey and a Lady who is Addicted to bee stings.

Show Notes – Treating the Buzzy Bees

NZ – Toxic honey risk rises

Tutin

Beekeepers are being advised to test their honey for tutin toxins as drought conditions are raising the risk of toxic honey this year.
The full article can be found HERE
You can get your honey tested at Hill laboratories.

Garden centres to remove insecticides harmful to bees from shelves

Four garden centre retailers that own 60 stores across the UK have pledged to remove a harmful stream of insecticide that has been linked to the declining bee population.
Full story HERE

Our Sixteeth Podcast was very popular

Gary chatted with Kevin Inglin and Phil Chandler, downloaded 173 times so far.
The podcast can be played on this PAGE

Thanks guys for listening and please review us in itunes

Officials in Mississippi are ready for Africanized bees

AFRICANIZED HONEYBEE – Despite color differences between this Africanized honeybee (left) and a European honeybee, it requires scientific analysis to distinguish between the two. (Photo by USDA-Agricultural Research Service/Scott Bauer)
AFRICANIZED HONEYBEE – Despite color differences between this Africanized honeybee (left) and a European honeybee, it requires scientific analysis to distinguish between the two. (Photo by USDA-Agricultural Research Service/Scott Bauer)

MISSISSIPPI STATE Beekeepers and those who work with bees are taking steps to prepare for the arrival of Africanized honeybees in the state.
Full story HERE

Kiwis dumped for Chinese toys

The department of conservation has decided to drop New Zealand made souvenirs for overseas made ones.
To read the full story, click HERE

New Product at kiwimana

Frames Holders are Handy
Frames Holders are Handy

Kiwimana is going to be selling locally made frame holders ***COMING SOON ***

Meet the Lady Addicted to Stinging Herself With Bees

A TV Show called “My Strange Addiction”, featured Margaret, a 53-year-old woman who became addicted to stinging herself with bees after hearing that bee venom therapy could be beneficial to her arthritis.
Here is the VIDEO, What do you think, please comment below.

Bees use the ‘force’ to choose the best flowers, study finds

Bees learn to use electrical clues to choose which flower is the most promising target, according to a new study.
Full post can found HERE

How to start being a beekeeper

Our beekeeper 101 article has been very popular this month, Thanks for reading it.
Please pass this along to anyone you know who is keen to start beeping in spring. Here is the ARTICLE

Second Annual NZ Natural Beekeeping Conference

SaveOurBees

Announcing the 2nd Annual NZ Natural Beekeeping Conference. This year it is being held in Auckland on March 23rd.

We would love to see you there. Please pass on to all interested new, and old beekeepers.

For more information visit:- https://kiwimana.co.nz/conference

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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