Nigel Costley is a Beekeeper, Tutor and freelance journalist from Nelson in New Zealand. Nigel has been keeping bees for over forty years. He is unofficially known as Nelson’s Top Bee bore 🙂
In this post we answer the question how do you tell the difference between Manuka and Kanuka? Here are four ways to get you started.
Ho Ho Ho, The Joy of Christmas is on its way. We are drinking Mead and talking about The Auckland Beekeepers Club 70th Birthday, the Manuka Wars Continues and a New Tool in the Battle Against a Bee-Killing Bacteria.
This week we are talking about Smokers and what is best for using as smoker fuel, what are the Scots up to in their Tenements and Dangerous work conditions
Beekeeping Banter Round Up – This week we talk about Victory for Mānuka, Beekeepers on the Breadline and Bloody Australia Day ratbags burning Bees.
Who owns the Name Manuka Honey?, Monsanto targets bee-killing varroa and Do 1 In 10 Australian Pollination Hives Have AFB? This and more is discussed this month.
In this episode we are talking about Maybe that new treatment isn’t the best for your bees, Bees, Bright colours, the buzzwords in Gardening and Welsh bees invade Manchester streets.
This episode we talk about Bumper Honey season in New Zealand, Lithium? Is this another option? and Prisoners find the Buzz
This week we are talking about Proposed Manuka Rules and a new mite threat to look out for ( as if we haven’t got enough to lookout for !! ). This is Episode One Hundred and Seven of our beekeeping podcast.