In this episode we talk about Mānuka honey fraud and a ‘catastrophic’ French honey harvest. We also have roving reporters checking in from Australia, England and Canada.
In this episode we talk about disappointment, Northland beekeepers and ApiNZ. We also have roving reporters checking in from Canada, England and the United States of America.
In this show we answer questions about finding Bees, stopping wasps and Winter Preparations. This is Episode One hundred and forty three of our beekeeping show – Finding Bees and stopping wasps
John Berry is a third generation beekeeper and has worked in the family Business “Arataki Honey” before starting his own business “Berry Bees” with his brother Peter. He now produces comb-honey for the Hawkes Bay Farmers Market.
We ask what nutrition does honey provide that sugar-syrup does not? What is better for your bees?
This week we learn about a new project involving sustainable schools and we learn how to requeen a hot hive in ten easy steps. We also have Roving Reports from Poland and the United States of America.
21st Century Beekeeping In our view, it is now time to review OLD beekeeping practices. Mostly in terms of how things have changed due to the appearance of the Varroa Destructor Mite (VDM). The Varroa Destructor Mite (VDM) It’s threat to the Honey Bee (Apis Melifera) in the 20th Century varroa caused such devastation. Honey […]
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 […]
In this episode we talk about why the Ministry of Primary industries is taking a honey producer to court and the European Union may be changing its stance on Bee-killing pesticides. Kiwimana roving reporters checking in from Australia, United States of America and the United Kingdom.
In this episode, we discuss why there are too many bees in the Hawkes Bay and why are small beekeepers in New Zealand are having trouble selling honey.