In this article we discuss what is a decapping knife, and do you really need one to extract your bees honey?
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 […]
As many of you know the Auckland council has proposed charging bee keepers $190 a year to keep bees in Auckland city. See our other blog post Bee Keeping in Auckland to cost $190??? This is a 100% increase from last years costs. As we currently don’t pay any fees to keep bees. We are […]
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.
I have recently seen several adverts for Bee-venom facials, and I have to say, doesn’t extracting bee-venom upset and stress the Bees?
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 […]