This show was live, so has an attached video
This is Episode One hundred and fifty Eight of our beekeeping show – Don’t Blow my Buzz.
In this show we answer questions about Controlling Varroa Mites, People Allergic to Bees and How to find the Queen in a hive.
And other questions from the live audience.
Welcome to this special live show live from our bubble during this covid-19 lockdown.
We are Gary and Margaret, We are kiwimana.
kiwimana are beekeepers who keep bees on the Wild West Coast of Auckland in New Zealand. We love to teach about beekeeping. We sell beekeeping supplies and share information to help you keep honey bees organically.
Every new subscriber that joins our free beekeeping newsletter is asked “What’s Your biggest Beekeeping problem”.
In this show we endeavour to answer some of your burning questions.
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This Week in Beebooks
We catch up with Jerry Burbidge from Northern Bee Books about a great bee book of the week.
A book of honey by Eva Crane
Upon her death in 2007, the New York Times acknowledged that Eva Crane wrote some of the most important books on bees and apiculture. A Book of Honey is one of her seminal works and must be on the shelves of anyone who is serious about understanding honey.
Not only does it describe how and why bees make honey, but she also describes in detail the constituents and characteristics of honey. There is a chapter on the uses of honey in the kitchen as well as mead-making, medical remedies and cosmetics.
This book is also available from Amazon HERE
This Months Questions
- The constant battle to keep the hives free from the varroa mite which feed off the bees and cause nasty things like deformed wing and paralysis…Pat Mawby
- I’m yet to get my first hive (aiming for next spring now). I suppose one of my potential problems is my wife thinks she is allergic to bees. If this ends up being the case I may have to do my keeping at a location other than my backyard, which will blow my buzz…Fil
- How do I find the queen…Colin Lyne
Questions from live audience
We answer any questions submitted from the audience
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