21st Century Beekeeping In our view, it is now time to review OLD beekeeping practices. Mostly in terms of how things have changed due to the appearance of the Varroa Destructor Mite (VDM). The Varroa Destructor Mite (VDM) It’s threat to the Honey Bee (Apis Melifera) in the 20th Century varroa caused such devastation. Honey[…]Read More
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.
We hosted some Korean visitors to kiwimana HQ, and Andy showed the group how to raise Queen cells from one of our colonies.
We had a busy weekend when some new beekeepers visited the kiwimana apiary. We had a visit from a family interested in getting into Beekeeping and wanted to experience someone working with the Bees, we were happy to oblige…
Have your bees got Deformed Wing Virus, Margaret discusses what she has done to reduce this in your hives using OAV.
Margarets second part of her Spring assessment article
2013 Bee Season starts now, Margaret talks about the start of the season….
Michelle Taylor introduced VSH being “Varroa Sensitive Hygiene” a Bee ‘activity’ or a genetic trait which has been identified through the study of Bees. This ‘activity’ which may be the key to helping fight varroa.
All you need to know about how bees make honey. The entire process has a lot of steps and bees working together to produce a small amount.
In this article we discuss How to Get Rid of Laying Workers in Your Beehive. If you catch this early you can still save the hive.
Bee Pollen Benefits – Bee pollen has been touted as a nutritious food for quite some time. But what are the benefits for you?
It was a beautiful and calm morning – ideal for an inspection, the bees would bee out working ….before starting the inspections I made a list of some of the things I wanted to look at… – any queen cells – health of drone brood – state of levels of nectar, honey & worker brood[…]Read More