Build Up *Bonus* Buzz – KM121B

Welcome To the kiwimana Bonus Buzz

…Where you get a little extra

Hi, it’s Gary and Margaret here, this is the ‘extra buzz‘ just for you…..

This week we are talking about Spring over in US and UK and why you need to plan well, and what the benefits are of being prepared.

In NZed we are noticing changes – what changes are you noticing Gary ?

Thanks to Christopher and Laura, Finn, Gilbert, Graeme , John, Justin, Lisa, Malcolm, Matthew, MeadDrinkr Tysen, Nathan, Jennifer from Sea Willow Herbs and Tony and Hazel

Thank you for supporting our show, we really appreciate all your support. The show wouldn’t happen without your help.

Beekeeping News

Beekeeper to rebuild after losing 100 hives in Prunedale.

January 2018 USA – Last Saturday, vandals toppled his beehives, pouring diesel fuel on them and killing 200,000 bees in the process

PRUNEDALE, Calif. – A lot can change in a week. Alfonso Perez’s life is proof.

Last Saturday, vandals toppled his beehives, pouring diesel fuel on them and killing 200,000 bees

Beekeeper to rebuild after losing 100 hives in Prunedale

Help Alfonso HERE

Accidental poisoning possible cause of mass bee deaths in Murchison

Ricki Leahy from Trees and Bees has lost hives, he suspects an accidental poisonings. Possibly due to idiots mixing Neonics with Sugar water to kill wasps I think?

A Murchison beekeeper who has lost hundreds of thousands of bees has sent some of them to the Ministry for Primary Industries for testing.

Accidental poisoning possible cause of mass bee deaths in Murchison

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Steve Sanders Very very sad .

Breaking News – Police investigating the possibility bee deaths an act of deliberate poisoning

Turns out the cause of poison used in bee deaths in Murchison, has been identified as fipronil. Fipronil disrupts the insect central nervous system. It’s the active ingredient in flea control products (such as frontline) and Vespex a popular wasp killing product
Correction: Fipronil is not a neonicotinoid but part of the Phenylpyrazole class of insecticides

Murchison beekeeper Ricki Leahy approached police after tests carried out by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) found the presence of the insecticide, fipronil, in samples of dead bees taken from his apiaries in the Mangles Valley, near Murchison.

Police investigating the possibility bee deaths an act of deliberate poisoning

Bee hunting with Dr Thomas Seeley and Megan Denver

Here is the video we enjoyed and another great way to also find wasp nests.

Show Ending…

Well thanks for listening the bonus, show we will be back in a couple of weeks with an interview with Les Crowder.

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