Category Archives: Beginning Beekeeper

Articles and stories aimed at Beginning Beekeepers, if you are just started our check these out first.

Honey I Crushed it …beehive honey wax comb extraction

Our Native Pohutakawa nicely in bloom for our Christmas and the bees loving it. ( [...]

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Beehive has Varroa Destructor mite – why can’t I kill them ?

Honey bees harmed with sickness disease caused by paracitic varroa destructor mite in their beehive. [...]

Beehive Inspection Spring 30 November 2021

Due to the losses of my beehives after last Winter, I decided that I couldn’t [...]

Beehive Inspection – Summer 2021 – what did we see ?

Learning to identify what you see in your Beehive – information about nectar, pollen and [...]

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Feeding Honey Bees while Splitting

Is it OK to feed bees, during the splitting process. Margaret responds to a question [...]

Creating a Water Source for Bees

Here is an update to a story we did back in 2009. The original wooden [...]

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10 Mistakes New Beekeepers Make

The art of beekeeping can be very exciting, but if you are a beginning beekeeper, [...]

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How to Kill Bees

Here are some handy tips for the new beekeeper to help you kill your Bees [...]

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Sick Bees Varroa problem – Remedial action for Deformed Wing Virus using OAV

Have your bees got Deformed Wing Virus, Margaret discusses what she has done to reduce [...]

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What are the 3 basics to start beekeeping? Part 3 – 6 Essential Pieces of Info About Beekeeping

What are the basics to start Beekeeping. Margaret talks about the 6 Essential Pieces of [...]

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