How do we winter down ? We run our Beehive colonies with two full-depth boxes on the first and second levels. We consider the second hive box to be a “multi-use” box. In Spring it’s there to allow the queen to lay freely to deal with natural bee population increase also so the population […]
Yes it’s that time to plan for the coming season, and in this article, as the sun sets on Summer we are talking about preparing for Autumn
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?
Beginner Beekeeper shares first season experiences, and challenges faced with the local High Tides.
How Long Should I Wait To See Eggs, when you collect a swarm how long does it take to see eggs?
Margarets second part of her Spring assessment article
This is an email I have sent out to our Beeginuzz. Which you may find useful in doing your Spring Assessment.
How to Prepare a Beehive for Winter, our guide to what we do at kiwimana to get our Beehives ready for the cold wet New Zealand Winter.
In this article we discuss How to Get Rid of Laying Workers in Your Beehive. If you catch this early you can still save the hive.
Angry Bees, some things to think about before re-queening. Margaret talks about some reasons why your bees may be grumpy.