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Bee Venom Collector, Equipment

i see there is a quiet a big interest about bee venom collecting, and where can get the equipment. so here we will discuss where to buy collectors, and how to properly store venom.Continue

Tags: apitoxin, collector, venom, bee

Started by Jaime J. Bliss Feb 13, 2016.

More than one Queen 3 Replies

I took out the varroa strips from my hive today, and had a check.  The frames in the bottom box were very mouldy, so I have removed them, leaving the box empty.  Built a stand to elevate the hive…Continue

Started by Maree W. Last reply by Gary and Margaret - Kiwimana Aug 19, 2013.

Beekeeping Club in Rotorua? 3 Replies

I am new to beekeeping. I did a beginners course and have a hive in my backyard but no bees yet. Is there a club in Rotorua or maybe Pyes Pa area in Tauranga? I am keen to collect a swarm but have…Continue

Started by Judy. Last reply by Sandra Lomas Jul 19, 2013.

RE: Help please: Bees (question from Jacqui Knight) 3 Replies

Hi Jacqui,I got your question in an Oooby email but it doesn't seem to link to where you posted it so I am starting a new discussion. Hope you find it.Use branches of Wormwood (Artemisia…Continue

Started by Liz. Last reply by rosie walford May 14, 2013.

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Comment by Grant on October 24, 2011 at 5:46pm
Kathrina, are you ok if I cross post this on the NZ Beekeepers Forum please?
Comment by Kathrina Muller on October 24, 2011 at 2:28pm

Hi in case you are interested there is a talk about bees tomorrow night at the Tree Crops meeting.

Auckland Horticultural Centre, 990 Great North Road, Western Springs.

Friends and visitors always welcome.

TUESDAY NIGHT  25th October                          

Cup of tea/coffee at 7.15pm before meeting commences at 7.30pm.

Carol Downer – An introduction to Beekeeping. A past President of the Auckland Beekeepers club with 10 years experience.

Hope to see you Tuesday night!

Tree Crops Branch Committee.

Comment by Lisa Cliffe on October 15, 2011 at 9:49am

I lost my bees this year in autum and I'm impatiently waiting for a Nuc to arrive (call should be any day now) I really miss them. The breader says he's running a month or so behind normal due to the wheather in Auckland.


Is anyone else finding their bees are behind their usual build up this year?

Comment by Gary Brown on October 14, 2011 at 10:30pm
I have an empty hive. I could pick them up tomorrow and swap you some eggs !
Comment by sarah bing on October 8, 2011 at 2:47pm
Im looking for a swarm (or two) asap, does anybody know where i can find someone who would be able to provide me with one? I have already lodged a request with the auckland beekeepers assoc :)
Comment by jacee on September 27, 2011 at 2:07pm
Comment by Gary and Margaret - Kiwimana on September 27, 2011 at 8:14am

yes as Christopher said the Auckland Bee Club has a swarm officer, thats if you are in the Auckland that is.  But check below for clubs around NZ.

There site is


Comment by Christopher Dempsey on September 27, 2011 at 8:08am
That would be the Bee Keeping Association at Unitec! Look them up - there is a 'swarm' officer and if you ask him he may be able to work something out!
Comment by Rachel on September 27, 2011 at 6:59am

Does anyone know how to find a swarm to relocate ? I have been told the council... not to sure who to contact though...


Comment by Grant on September 27, 2011 at 6:55am

Thanks Gary, it semed such a small list though, oh well




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