How Long Should I Wait To See Eggs, when you collect a swarm how long does it take to see eggs?
Part two of what we now affectionately call the ‘Treehive Beehive’
Well guys its swarming season season here in New Zealand, we have had a few days of summer weather and the bees have made good use of it. We attended three swarms in the Auckland Region.
Day One Got a call from Mary in Glen Eden, a swarm of bees had taken up residence on the side of her pool house. It was into the Kiwimana mobile after work, with a spare hive that I had gathered together from parts found in the workshop. Mary said she thinks the bees had[…]Read More
Margarets second part of her Spring assessment article
Margaret’s account of how she removed a swarm of bees that had taken up residence up a tree, with the help of the great guys at Treescape.
A funny and embarrassing story about a bee swarm we rescued last season. We hope you find this story funny.
We got an email from Aaron this morning about a swarm in Glen Eden, that had landed in his front garden. When we got there we had to say “wow” it was the biggest swarm I have every seen. A colony that decides to swarm, will keep swarming until the hive is empty. The amount[…]Read More
This is an email I have sent out to our Beeginuzz. Which you may find useful in doing your Spring Assessment.
In this article Margaret goes further into swarms and how as a beekeeper you can reduce the chances of your colonies swarming. Margaret also discusses basic information on how to collect a Bee Swarm.
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.
I headed out to work on the Remuera swarm again, hopefully third time lucky. I spoke to Peter from the Franklin bee-club who suggested we take some old comb to attract them. Which I had done last time, but this time I also took a frame of capped honey from our stores. What I did[…]Read More