The team at Kiwimana went along to the NBA (National Beekeepers’ Association of NZ) Workshop in Hamilton at the Claudelands Conference Centre.
Tonight we had a great time with some fellow beekeepers, myself and some local beekeepers met up with Caroline who is visiting from England. Caroline got in touch via our blog a few months back, it was great to finally meet her in person and talk about her adventures and travels. Great to see that[…]Read More
A great bee documentary called “Tales from the Hives”, fantastic work indeed.
Got another call from a kind member of the public “Terry” yesterday morning while we were getting reading to tackle the Hawthorn Swarm again. A swarm had arrived yesterday and was in a tree. It turned out that Terry knows Tom Dixon from the Bee Club, so small world indeed. Luckily for us the swarm[…]Read More
What is Kiwimana? What are we about? This page is about us… Kiwimana is about our “kiwi spirit” and we want to use that spirit to promote the keeping of Bees, encourage healthy land management practices and create dialogue with the community to support our endeavours. We want other Bee enthusiasts, gardeners & local producers[…]Read More
This morning was slightly overcast – maybe some rain coming ? … there was also a breeze so wasn’t sure if the weather would hold-off for checking up on the queen rearing experiment, went in to start the inspection about 11.30am. Did not use a smoker but did wear my full bee suit. I started off on[…]Read More