Beekeeping Banter Round Up – KM124

Beekeeping Banter Round Up – This week we talk about Victory for Mānuka, Beekeepers on the Breadline and Bloody Australia Day ratbags burning Bees.

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It’s Winter Time – Season Ending Show – KM109

This week we are talking about New Rules, Counterfeit, when Being copied is not necessarily the Best form of Flattery, the Sum of Sugar and Honey, and North land Numbers Stack up for Whanau. This is Episode One Hundred and Nine of our beekeeping podcast.

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NBA Workshop – 26 July 2012 – Hamilton

The team at Kiwimana went along to the NBA (National Beekeepers’ Association of NZ) Workshop in Hamilton at the Claudelands Conference Centre.

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12 Must See Ted Talks for Beekeepers

Do you love learning about Bees? Here is our top twelve favorite Ted Talks about bees. Grab a coffee, Sit down and watch these quick talks.

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How to do a Sugar Shake Mite Count – Video

In this video we show you How to do a Sugar Shake Mite Count, using a sugar shake jar and icing or powdered sugar. Monitoring your Varroa mites levels is very important to ensure you know if things are getting out of hand in your colonies and if you need to take some form of action or treatment.

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Can the Robinson Vaporiser control your Varroa Mites – Part 2

In part 2 of the article we answer the question “Can vaporising Oxalic acid crystals with the Robinson Vaporiser control your Varroa Mites?”

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The Franklin Bee Club and the Kiwimana Meshboard

We went along to the Franklin Bee Clubs Meeting, today’s discussions were about varroa mites, Gary did a presentation about our Kiwimana Meshboards. We discussed the benefits and how you count mites with them.

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Can the Robinson Vaporiser control your Varroa Mites – Part 1


We starting selling a new beekeeping product a couple of weeks back, “The Robinson Vaporiser”, we have conducted the following test to see if it works as designed. Here is our observations and how you use the vaporiser.

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Wrapping up your bees with a moisture quilt?

Winter is just around the corner, so it’s time to get the bees ready for winter. Your bees should have been treated now and have low mite counts. Now it is time to think about how to reduce moisture in your hives over the winter months.

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