What are the essential pieces of hive ware that make up a modern Langstroth beehive? Read Margaret’s great article on the five Essential Beehive Components you need to get started.
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.
Can you make a living and still be a Treatment Free Beekeeper, we are honored to welcome Aaron Jennings from Jennings Apiaries on his first guest article. Here are five tips to make money with Treatment Free Beekeeping.
In this video Margaret Shows your how to move an existing colony into a Long Bench Hive. She also offers some tips on how to manage bees.
A robbing-screen is a screen which can be placed in the front of the honey beehive entrance – Its purpose is to help save your colonies from Robbing Bees and Wasps !
We hope this will help those having difficulty extracting Manuka/Kanuka honey frames, a great tip from Clive.
Part two of what we now affectionately call the ‘Treehive Beehive’
Margaret’s account of how she removed a swarm of bees that had taken up residence up a tree, with the help of the great guys at Treescape.
How to Prepare a Beehive for Winter, our guide to what we do at kiwimana to get our Beehives ready for the cold wet New Zealand Winter.
In this article we explain how to use two buckets to extract a small amount of frames. A quick and easy method for when you only have a few frames to extract.