This week Does Roundup really harm Bees? Trapped Beetle tells its story, Bee Swarms take over cars in Auckland and a new Roving Reporters from the Pacific Northwest.
In this weeks beekeeping podcast we discuss Spring, Summer, Winter bees and high honey prices. This is Episode Eighty two of our beekeeping podcast.
Auckland Council have put Bees under the “Animal Management Bylaws”. Margaret discusses her views on this move.
As many of you know the Auckland council has proposed charging bee keepers $190 a year to keep bees in Auckland city. See our other blog post Bee Keeping in Auckland to cost $190??? This is a 100% increase from last years costs. As we currently don’t pay any fees to keep bees. We are[…]Read More
This week we are talking about Springing into Bee Season 2017, Evolving Bees, a great herb has been discovered and Are you Getting Enough? This is Episode One Hundred and Twelve of our beekeeping podcast here in lil ol’ New Zealand.
I traveled in to the big city again to make my presentation regarding the ‘Bee Poo’ submission wanting to add beekeeping to the Resource Management Act.
The Wonders of Twitter We heard from Mayor Len Brown today via Twitter. The bee consent fee has been removed, in today’s “Strategy and Finance Committee Meeting”. Have a look at the tweet exchange with the Mayor below:- Started off with confusion, what page the Bee Fee was on:- And then the good news… So[…]Read More
Photo’s courtesy of Kevin Krejci We went to along to a meeting set up by the Auckland Bee Club on Monday to discuss the $190 (annual) consent fee to keep Bees, proposed within the Auckland Council long-term draft plan. The draft considerations include public consultation and a submission process.
In this podcast we are talking about Bee vandals, Council RatBags and what to do with extra queen cells. This is Episode Ninety one of our beekeeping podcast.
Auckland Council are reviewing their bylaws and Margaret makes submission which appeared to bee well-received.
Phone Call We got a phone call from Auckland Council’s rep Nigel King – Customer Services Manager this morning (this was in no doubt as a result of an email sent by Margaret first thing, asking why we haven’t received any written confirmation of what we were told, was to follow, after the hearings!) Nigel advised[…]Read More
This was spotted by Kerry from the Auckland bee Club:- The Auckland Council draft plan has this in section 5.7 Schedule of changes to regulatory fees and charges. Page 146 – Category Other (iii) keeping of bees (consent fee) $190