In this article we explain how to use two buckets to extract a small amount of frames. A quick and easy method for when you only have a few frames to extract.
We often get emails from people about Guest Blogging at kiwimana, this article has some guidelines to get you started. We would prefer guest bloggers to commit to doing a few posts that bring real value to our audience. We are not interested in people writing one post just for a backlink to their website.[…]Read More
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
We were asked the other day, What do you use for Bee Smoker Fuel? We answer that and also discuss coffee sacks.
Went along to Auckland Bee Club today for the field day. It was a great day and attendance was good. Great to catch up with two of our blog readers at the meeting, Barry and William. William is young man who is passionate about bees, great to see : ) …I think he’ll do well[…]Read More
We checked the bottom board and we discovered seven Varroa mites in Goldie, which is a very low count for this time of year but we must keep an eye on these little mites. We also need to work out a way to control their numbers without using chemicals, not keen to use any chemicals[…]Read More
We went along to the Franklin Bee Club, We had a great time and learned some great tips. Were you there?
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