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Overwintered Nucs orders

I have a good number of nucs, with March 2020 mated queens, that will be available on Sept 20th.

Overwintered nucs will rapidly expand with the possiblity of establishing a full size colony and harvesting honey this summer.

Both FD (5 Frame) or 3/4 (6 Frame) sizes available. Both $300.

All wooden frames with stainless hardware and treated bar ends.  

Come ready to take home in a coreflute box. Collection Days Bay.

Spring mite treatment in place.

I am DECA qualified wth no AFB history.

July 2020 Newsletter

hi everyone, July 2020 newsletter can be viewed here 

Looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday for our first post-Covid meeting.

Newsletter - July 2019

The July newsletter is available to download from /newsletters/2019-07..


Don't forget that there is another interesting meeting on MONDAY 1st JULY (not Wednesday this time) which will include our AGM from 7:00 to 7:30, and a talk by Dr Sammy Ramsey.


Do come along to the Newlands Community Centre, Batchelor St, Newlands to join us for this session.


 

Newsletter - June 2019

The June newsletter is now available from /newsletters/2019-06.


I apologise for the delay, but the newsletter has been updated with details, including recipes, of Martin Bosley's talk at the club meeting last week.

Overwintered Nucs orders

I have a good number of nucs, with March 2020 mated queens, that will be available on Sept 20th.

Overwintered nucs will rapidly expand with the possiblity of establishing a full size colony and harvesting honey this summer.

Both FD (5 Frame) or 3/4 (6 Frame) sizes available. Both $300.

All wooden frames with stainless hardware and treated bar ends.  

Come ready to take home in a coreflute box. Collection Days Bay.

Spring mite treatment in place.

I am DECA qualified wth no AFB history.

July 2020 Newsletter

hi everyone, July 2020 newsletter can be viewed here 

Looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday for our first post-Covid meeting.

Newsletter - July 2019

The July newsletter is available to download from /newsletters/2019-07..


Don't forget that there is another interesting meeting on MONDAY 1st JULY (not Wednesday this time) which will include our AGM from 7:00 to 7:30, and a talk by Dr Sammy Ramsey.


Do come along to the Newlands Community Centre, Batchelor St, Newlands to join us for this session.


 

Newsletter - June 2019

The June newsletter is now available from /newsletters/2019-06.


I apologise for the delay, but the newsletter has been updated with details, including recipes, of Martin Bosley's talk at the club meeting last week.

Are there any experienced...

Are there any experienced members that can come to my house to advise if I have a suitable location for a hive? I live in central Lower Hutt.

Understanding Tutin and the Risks

Please see attached document from MPI regarding Tutin and the risks to honey.  Whilst tutin is not a major risk to honey in the Wellington area, it is the responsibility of all beekeepers to be aware of the danger of tutin-infected honey.

All beekeepers are advised to follow the tutin standards, even if they do not intend to sell their honey.

Understanding Tutin and the Risks

Please see attached document from MPI regarding Tutin and the risks to honey.  Whilst tutin is not a major risk to honey in the Wellington area, it is the responsibility of all beekeepers to be aware of the danger of tutin-infected honey.

All beekeepers are advised to follow the tutin standards, even if they do not intend to sell their honey.

All about bee swarms

Bee Swarms are the natural way that bee colonies multiply to increase their numbers. In the world of bees, an individual is not the important entity, as most bees cannot reproduce. The important unit is the colony, which contains a queen (or occasionally multiple queens) responsible for laying eggs which the colony as a whole hatches and raises.  It is therefore important for the survival of bees, that colonies "reproduce", which is done by the bees splitting into two groups, one of which stay in the hive, and the other departs to find a new hive.

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