What types of Beehives are available in New Zealand, Margaret investigates the differences in the different hive types.
A tale of woe and despair, an update on what is happening at kiwimana and what we are doing to fix this issue.
Frame Building Jig – What is it and can it help you to build bee hive frames quicker and more consistently.
What are Foundationless Frames and why would a beekeeper want to use them?
How to Prepare a Beehive for Winter, our guide to what we do at kiwimana to get our Beehives ready for a New Zealand Winter.
Angry Bees, some things to think about before re-queening. Margaret talks about some reasons why your bees may be grumpy.
We hosted some Korean visitors to kiwimana HQ, and Andy showed the group how to raise Queen cells from one of our colonies.
This article explains how we do hive splitting with great success. This disrupts the varroa mites and also increases your colonies.
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.
How to make a Beehive Box – An article about how we make Macrocarpa hive boxes at kiwimana. With tips on how to assemble your Beehive boxes.
What is a Bee Frame Holder and why are there so useful. Sick of bending over or tripping over frames, while inspecting your valuable bees, well you need a Bee Frame Holder.
We went along to the Auckland Bee Club this morning. It was great to catch up with everyone and good to see a lot of new faces. Paul Walsh and Dennis discussed how to build frames, very useful information for new beekeepers indeed. I wish I had heard this talk before I started building my[…]Read More