The Beekeepers Q&A, the weekly live show on blab where we attempt to answer your burning beekeeping questions.
The hosts of the kiwimana beekeeping podcast attempt to answer your burning beekeeping questions. Join us with your question on Blab.
What to Look For During a Hive Inspection? Here are the top things we look for when doing a hive inspection.
Question from our readers Rocky write:- Hi guys: Happy New Year!!! I’ve just placed a testing board for 24 hours, to know what’s going on in my hive. No surprises but a few varroa. 2 still kicking. 9 in total as photo shows. What would be the next step? Any advice would be great. Cheers[…]Read More
The Beekeepers Q&A, the show on blab we attempt to answer your burning beekeeping questions. We are joined this week by Don “The Fat Bee Man”.
How Long Should I Wait To See Eggs, when you collect a swarm how long does it take to see eggs?
This was a question posted in by one of our readers, Sophie asks:- How can a New Zealand beekeeper keep their bees alive every year? Well this is a good question, over recent times bee-keepers are having trouble keeping bees alive. Due to Varroa mites and pesticides in the environment. Last year our plan failed[…]Read More
A new bee keeper who lives in the local area asked me to come up and give him a hand with moving his new NUC to a full sized hive. It’s always great to see new enthusiastic bee keepers. The NUC was going really well and it did need to be moved into a bigger[…]Read More
Commercial Beekeeping – How do you get started? We answer a readers question with ideas on how to get started in Commercial Beekeeper in New Zealand.
We were asked the other day, What do you use for Bee Smoker Fuel? We answer that and also discuss coffee sacks.
I went up to Rockys today to check on his hive, he suspected that the Queen has left the hive. He wanted a second opinion. After checking the hive we confirmed that yes the Queen has left, and the only brood remaining was dead due to Sac Brood. Well we are pretty sure its Sac[…]Read More