Another threat to Urban Beekeeping in Auckland has been discovered, please make a submission before it affects you!
This post is about the NZ Natural Beekeeping Conference that Gary spoke at over the weekend. This includes the full speech and slide show for people that didn’t make the event or for anyone that wants to relive the talk.
We just heard about the Eastwoodhill Arboretum conference from Barry Foster from the NBA that is is happening in Gisbourne on 26-27 April 2013. If you are the area it looks like a great place learn about how to help the bees…
Tonight we went along to the Henderson/Massey local board to present a proposal to add a local Beekeepers swarm catcher’s list, to the Auckland Council’s knowledge database, for call centre and license and compliance teams.
Henderson Massey local board,full bee suit,Earthbound Honey,Assid Corban
Margaret’s report on her work place event to celebrate Bee Week.
The eighth podcast from the team at Kiwimana HQ. This month we discuss neonicotinoids, NZ Honey failing tests and Alternative varroa treatments.
National Beekeepers’ Association of New Zealand (NBA) Farmers John Hartnell – Chair of Federated Farmers Bee Industry Group (BIG) spoke in terms of Export. John started by saying that export drives industry. John explained that they report to government and have a government structure. There are policies which they have to work to including the […]
Queen Breeding The speakers who covered this were Philip Cropp and Rae Butler from Rainbow Honey, a commercial Beekeeping company based in Nelson. http://www.nelsonhoney.com Philip was the first to speak, he explained that they were assisting the team in the breeding program to help establish the VSH trait and participating in a breeding program. The […]
Michelle Taylor introduced VSH being “Varroa Sensitive Hygiene” a Bee ‘activity’ or a genetic trait which has been identified through the study of Bees. This ‘activity’ which may be the key to helping fight varroa.