Tag Archives: Auckland bee club

Misconceptions at the Waitemata Home and Garden show

I went along to the Waitemata Home and Garden show today to help out on the Auckland Bee Club stand. I was joined by Andrew and Anahera, we had a great day with some laughs along the way. Andrew really should write a book with some of his stories 🙂 It was interesting to talk […]

Save the Bees – Stop the Fee – UPDATE

Here are our thoughts after attending the Auckland Council hearings, held at the beautiful Auckland Town Hall, on the Auckland Council Draft – Long Term Plan. Introduction It was good to see a lot of other bee-keepers today at the meeting, and as we found out it was one of many hearings held by the Auckland Council across the […]

Auckland Beekeepers Club – Xmas BBQ 2011

We went along to the Auckland Beekeepers Club Xmas barbecue this morning. It was a great collection of old and new members. Got to met two of the old presidents of the bee club, Tom and Ian. We heard some great stories about the history of the club and that Sir Ed Hillary used to […]

Picking up the Hawthorn swarm – Part 1

Tonight we got a call from Tom Dixon the Auckland bee club swarm co-ordinator about a bee swarm in Remuera. We arrived to discover that the swarm had taken up residence in the middle of a hawthorn bush. A difficult proposal indeed. We tried to brush some bees into the new hive, but they were […]