Mouldy bee tongues? – KM019

A show where we talk about Beekeeping, gardening and life.

Join us for our nineteenth podcast. This week we are talking about Mouldy bee tongues, Natural Beekeeping and Buzzy Bee.

What is happening at Kiwimana

This is a solo show as Margaret is currently away visiting family. So this show is just Gary this week.

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News Topics

Ick! Mold in my hive!

A great story from Rusty from the Honey Bee Suite blog.


Mold seems to be the topic of the week, but that is not surprising. This is the time of year when you open a hive that has over wintered with little interference from you.

Read the full article HERE

Honey gatherers beware


Hobbyist beekeepers in the Marlborough Sounds and north of the Wairau River risk being poisoned if they eat honey from combs collected in late summer, warns Marlborough Federated Farmers beekeeping industry representative, Will Trollope.

Read the full article HERE

The long and short of honey bee tongues

Another great story from Rusty’s the Honey Bee Suite blog.

Some sources say honey bees are “long-tongued” and some say they are “not long-tongued”. So, which is it? After spending a couple of hours with Google and a stack of books, I’ve come to a conclusion, but itís not crystal clear.

Read the full article HERE

NZ – Swarm of feral bees on the loose

002 Swarm

A swarm of 3000 bees is on the loose on Wellington’s south coast.

Norman Smith, who administers the Houghton Valley Community Newsletter, has sent out a special issue to notify residents of the getaway swarm

Read the full article HERE

NZ Natural Beekeeping Conference 2013

This post is about the NZ Natural Beekeeping Conference that Gary spoke at. 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.

Janet’s web site is

Read the full article HERE

Buzzy Bee visits the Auckland Bee Club Honey Show

Our thoughts about the Auckland Bee Clubs Annual Honey Show and field day. With Guest speaker Murray Reid and a visit from Buzzy Bee.

Read the full article HERE

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