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A show where we talk about bees, gardening and life.
The thirteenth podcast from the the team at kiwimana. This week we are talking about inspections and buddies, and we talked to Kevin from the BK Corner podcast.
What’s happening at Kiwimana
Margaret reviews the year, thanks everyone.
Margaret discusses what has happened in the previous year. Thanks to everyone that has commented and contributed to the blog and podcast over the previous year.
The Kiwimana Shop is open for Business
We have finally opened up one online store selling beekeeping equipment, thanks to everyone that has visited the site.
Here is the Full blog post
The First kiwimana buddies meeting
We first meeting went pretty well with three beginners coming along, we are planning another one after the holiday break.
Full Blog Post Here
Our First Kiwimana Buzz interview with Kevin from BK Corner
Bayer have invented a varroa gate
Interesting new device from Bayer?
What do you think?
UK – Are bees under threat from amateur beekeepers?
Are the bees of London under threat of starvation because of the number of new beekeepers in the area?
Read More here
Western beekeepers hopeful of varroa mite solution
Amitraz has proven effective as an insect repellent in other uses, but has not been approved yet for use in honeybee colonies in the United States.
The Idaho State Department of Agriculture has approved it’s use in Beekeeping.
This is the active chemical in Apivar, which is already used in New Zealand.
***Update Sep 2013 – Article is no longer available on remote website***
A day of inspections
Gary posted a blog post about his day of inspections, all hives are looking good.
Here is The Blog Post
Sad news this month, a great bee lady has passed away.
Here is Blog Post
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