A story about how Blue Gloves can give you some nice looking Elephant hands and our visit to the Franklin Bee Club. If you are considering getting Blue Gloves for beekeeping then read this story.
What is a Solar Wax Extractor and why you will find this very useful in your beekeeping to extract wax from your bee hives.
Today was the day the Auckland Bee clubs celebrated its 65th anniversary. The committee has been very busy arranging all aspects of the day, including a honey show and guest speakers. The weather was pretty good, but the event was hosted in two rooms at the Unitec campus. This was a good idea because we […]
Kanuka honey – Is it better than the more marketed Manuka honey. These both come from trees in the tea tree family, so some of the elements are the same.
A couple of months ago we heard about a process at the Franklin Bee Club to clean up dirty Beeswax from your solar wax extractor or direct from your capping’s bucket. We had some left over wax from last years honey harvest that needed cleaning up. (1) You need some type of gas cooker (we […]
Today the weather in Auckland wasn’t the best, we did hear there was a cold storm coming from the south. We travelled down to Franklin to attend the monthly bee club meeting. A heavy shower hit the site when we arrived. An omen of things to come. Peter Smith started the meeting with a discussion […]
I couldn’t make it to the extraction day at the Bee Club today, I had to arrange a memorial plaque for my Grandmother who died a couple of weeks back (RIP Nanna). But Rocky (our roving reporter and star of YouTube videos) kindly let us publish his photos of the day. Thanks Rocky for letting […]
Well it was a nice day in the hills of West Auckland, so it was time to do the second sugar shake treatment on Honey 1. I made it a bit easier this time, I sieved all the icing sugar or (powdered sugar for our American readers) in the Kitchen beforehand. So I only took […]
Today we checked the hive for any frames that had mostly capped honey and glad to report that we found nine frames. So it was time to do our first extraction of the year. We didn’t get as much honey this season due to the splits and Queen raising experiments we did in spring. But […]
Followers of our FaceBook page would have seen the terrible weather we had in Auckland over the weekend which inspired us to continue further work on our “Kiwimana Hive Roof” prototype. I spent time finishing off our prototype after visiting our local wood yard (also buying some more wood for other “ideas” and projects). The […]