Here is an update to a story we did back in 2009. The original wooden stand had rotted away, so it was time to give the water feeder a refresh and provide our bees with a water source.
Chris was born in kiwi Nirvania land but now lives in Sheffield, England “officially Europe’s greenest city” with his lovely wife Laura and son Jasper. Chris has been beekeeping for three years at Britmana HQ.
Alastair, who is a designated inspector for Ministry for Primary Industries attended the site with Margaret to check our bees for Exotic diseases. What did you find?
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.
Its now well into Autumn here in New Zealand – April 2015. This beekeeping season we have really enjoyed a long Summer even though the honey flow was late, our Honey Bee splits were late – its been pretty challenging all-round this Bee Season but all-in-all we have now have some strong colonies going in to Winter.
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Here at kiwimana we are Beekeepers who want to help those interested in Bees and Beekeeping by providing simple yet informative starter course. It will give you a great overview of the ‘world of Beekeeping’
Auckland Council have put Bees under the “Animal Management Bylaws”. Margaret discusses her views on this move.
Well its spring, in this beekeeping podcast we discuss Inspection Tips, a Horrible Whodunit and the five regrets dying people have.
Margaret’s summary of our winter break and pre-bee season preparations.