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.
Margarets third blog post about spring preparations for our Bee Season in New Zealand
The drones are the male bees of the colony, drones main role in life is to mate with virgin queens. Why is it so attractive to varroa mites?
An introduction on how on Counting Mites using a meshboard or a screened bottom board.
The colder months are a great time to sit in front of the fire and build Bee hive frames, yep its that time again. Get ready now for spring and save money. We hope you take advantage of this great offer.
A blog post about how we are all preparing for the New Zealand Beekeeping Season starting in Spring.
Our conclusions of the NBA workshop on varroa resistant bees, is the NBA going about things in the wrong way?
We have been experimenting with foundationless frames and getting the bees to create their own foundation. The problem with doing this on brood frames is that the bees tend to create more drone comb and we would rather their build this in our drone management frames. So we can keep varroa numbers lower. Drone management[…]Read More
A Bee Colony is with a Varroa infestation threat discovered by Margaret in routine apiary inspection.
The fourteenth podcast from the the team at kiwimana. This week we are talking about the Whangarei bee club, cats and how bees control unruly kids.
The team at Kiwimana went along to the NBA (National Beekeepers’ Association of NZ) Workshop in Hamilton at the Claudelands Conference Centre.
Went along to check on a hive at the Earthsong, which is an Eco-Neighbourhood project based in Ranui in West Auckland. For more information about this project please check out their web site HERE. It seemed like a great place indeed very peaceful with loads of gardens about. Conny had asked us to come and[…]Read More