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Honey 1 – Second Sugar Shaking the hive II

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 […]

Storm in Auckland and the new Kiwimana Hive Roof

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 […]

Auckland Bee Club Meeting – Cut Comb Demonstration

I went to the Auckland Bee Club today, great day and the weather was very sunny. Got a little sunburnt must try to get a spot next time with some shade. The day had a lot of new Bee Keepers come along which was great to see. Managed to meet Rocky who is a new […]

We made a Solar Wax Extractor

We have been using a series of plastic boxes and bits of paper towel as a solar wax extractor, but these only worked when the day was hotter than hell.  So we designed a Solar Wax Extractor from parts found around the house. I built a box big enough to hold the $6 baking tray […]

Our First Extraction

Yesterday we inspected the Goldie hive, just checked the supers.  We were keen to see how the girls got on with capping some more frames of honey. (Double click on the images to enlarge) We managed to find only three frames that had over 80% capped honey on both sides, so we convinced the girls […]

Candles another Gift from the Bees

We will have been extracting wax from the hives for a while now, using a solar wax extractor. We finally got around to getting some wick and made some candles, bought the glasses from a store called Spotlight here in Auckland. We are sure you can find a similar glass in your local area; they […]