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We chat with the author Kim Pezza about Bees and her new book in the Backyard Farming Series called “Keeping Honey Bees – Expert Advice Made Easy”.
This week we talk to James Moore about his bees and his Swarmy Application. We talk about beekeeping in Portland, Oregon.
Well its was raining in Auckland today, so we have been busy in the work shop building the new Bee Hive Roof. We were meant to be inspecting hives today, but the weather wasn’t up to it. Hopefully tomorrow we will be able to check up on them. Here is an interesting article from the[…]Read More
Beehive Frames – How to build Beehive Frames, here is how we manually build Beehive frames at kiwimana.
Frame Building Jig – What is it and can it help you to build bee hive frames quicker and more consistently.
You may have heard of the councils plan try to push through a consent fee for keeping bees within Auckland City. This fee is planned to be $190 per year. The Auckland Bee club have organised a public meeting for all concerned bee-keepers and lovers of bees to discuss the best way to prevent this[…]Read More
Finished building some screen bottom boards today. Screen bottom boards have a few advantages. Help reduce the varroa mites due to natural fall (The mites fall through the screen) Provides a way for you to count mites Provides increased ventilation for the bees Reduces moisture in the hive over winter I would recommend looking into[…]Read More
Guerilla gardening is taking a new approach – modern guerilla gardeners are using high tech methods that make their work easier and more effective.
6 Ways to add shade to your garden this summer to keep out of the sun and avoid being sun burnt.
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