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Working in the shop at the Auckland Bee Club

I went along to Auckland bee club today, and spent most of the time helping Sue in the shop. It was a very busy day and I enjoyed meeting and talking to everyone that came in. I managed to sneak out during the talks. The topics today were:- Harvesting honey Tips on entering the honey […]

Radio New Zealand Audio about Tutin

Good Audio on how to avoid producing toxic honey tainted with tutin. Toxic honey’s been in the news recently. The culprit’s tutin, a toxin that gets produced when bees gather honeydew from the sap-sucking vine hopper insect on tutu bushes. So if you’re a backyard beekeeper what should you be doing to avoid poisoning your […]