We have listed the Drone Management Frames we built on Trademe, if you are interested check out the auction by clicking on the link below:- TradeMe Auction fro Kiwimana Drone Management Frames Here is some information about the frame. In the battle against the Varroa destructor mite beekeepers needs a few tricks to help combat[…]Read More
Saw this on You Tube the other day very funny from Eddie Izzard a UK comedian. Thought other BeeKeepers might get a laugh out of it. I’m covered in Bees
M – Well its been very stressful but yet the bees remained calm ! G – Yes it was stressful indeed, but we removed the remaining bits of New Zealand Christmas tree from the hive and added some new frames. M got a sting on the hand, so we have decided to buy a full[…]Read More
And in other things to do with Bees, Spotted this on YouTube the other day, I have to ask why would you do this? Professor Norman Gary and his unusually dangerous rendition of ‘When The Saints Come Marching In’. Are you keen to give that a go?
Well took my chances today in between the Auckland Rain showers to inspect one of the hives. Today I inspected Honey 1. Honey one had three brood boxes that I have reduced down to two and put in 2 Apistan strips in each brood box. Here’s hoping that these knock back the Varroa mites a[…]Read More
Here is our Blog about our adventures in Bee Keeping, have a look and see what we are up too….feel free to comment or ask questions. We are still learning so welcome the feedback. Thanks for reading…Gary and Margaret
Well its week seven and we planned to removed the Apistan strips this week, the plan was if this weekend was bad weather (which to be honest in this Auckland Winter that’s most weekends), we would remove them next weekend. But we woke this morning to a nice clear sky day with no rain predicated[…]Read More
After yesterday BeeKeeper club meeting, I asked a couple of people how to stop condensation in the hive. Goldie seems to have a big problem with water build up in the roof, most people agreed that cutting a hole in the Bee Matt which is actually the layer below the tin roof. May help this[…]Read More