A Weekend of Beekeeping Clubs In Auckland, the team at kiwimana head out to two Beekeeping clubs meetings.
Our thoughts about the Auckland Bee Clubs Annual Honey Show and field day. With Guest speaker Murray Reid and a visit from Buzzy Bee.
We went up to the Whangareri Bee Club today to do a presentation about the Robinson Vaporiser. This was the clubs first meeting in January and there was great turn out indeed…
Well it was a nice spring morning, a little crispy but after last night’s thunder and lightning in Auckland – we were both happily surprised that the day was starting out so well.
…off we went…got in to the kiwimana mobile nick-named “The Beehive” …’cause it’s white and usually full of bees 🙂 …then headed south ….to the Franklin Bee Club…
We went along to the Auckland Bee Club to hear about Queens and the start of the swarming season in Auckland.
This post is about the NZ Natural Beekeeping Conference that Gary spoke at over the weekend. This includes the full speech and slide show for people that didn’t make the event or for anyone that wants to relive the talk.
Over the weekend we attended the Auckland Bee Club Xmas BBQ, I am no longer on the committee, so we went along just as members. Here is what we discovered on the day…
Your bees have come through winter and there has been days and sometimes weeks without good weather. The bees have very strong labour laws and do not collect nectar and pollen on cold or rainy days. But do you bees have enough food to make it until summer?
We went along to the Franklin Bee Club, We had a great time and learned some great tips. Were you there?
A story about how Blue Gloves can give you some nice looking Elephant hands and our visit to the Franklin Bee Club. If you are considering getting Blue Gloves for beekeeping then read this story.
Yesterday we had our first “bee buddies” meeting at kiwimana HQ. It was a good day for it with no rain! ….Yay! Turn-out was less than expected, with 3 out of 8 expected arriving, each of our buddies arriving at separate times so we were able to talk with each of them.
We went along to the Franklin Bee Clubs Meeting, today’s discussions were about varroa mites, Gary did a presentation about our Kiwimana Meshboards. We discussed the benefits and how you count mites with them.