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Latest Activity: Jan 31, 2019
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.
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.
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 Gee. Last reply by rosie walford May 14, 2013.
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HI people, Sorry to bother you. Thought you might be interested in this info below.
and mates come to NZ: Join the events in Rotorua next weekend (1-2 September)
alert your networks, and come to support events* protesting the AgBio
conference in Rotorua, where Monsanto's Vice-president is a key note speaker.
Public events will start from mid-day Saturday 1st September with a vigil, and
culminate with a rally at 3pm Sunday 2nd September, outside the conference
launch (Rotorua Energy Events Centre Queens Drive Government Gardens).
Monsanto and others at AgBio 2012 want to force acceptance of Genetic
Engineering in New Zealand, including contamination of organic food.
We need to show support for GE-free and organic production in New Zealand, and
to tell Monsanto, DuPont, Dow and the others that their business is not welcome
here. Invite your friends and be there for one day or both, with placards,
musical instruments, drums, fancy dress - anything to make theses days fun as
well as a visible expression of public concern.
Events include a Public Meeting on 2pm Sunday with speakers addressing the
scientific and economic threat from GE. Details can be found at:
I don't have any old combs as it is my very first beehive. I will definitely do that with the lemongrass oil though. Cheers.
Can I use a brand new hive as a bait hive? And if so - does anyone have any tips or ideas? I have the lemongrass oil ready to go in.
What are you all doing for bee week 20th to 24th August?
Thanks. I should have got it from Bee club but by the time I heard from Paul that they had some in stock I had paid twice as much as I needed to from Ceracell. In any even the new hive is up and running.
Nicholas, both plastic & steel mesh is available from Ceracell.
Hi Nicholas - the mesh I use is steel whitebaiting mesh that you can get from any rod and gun shop.
Hi Nicholas, I buy stainless steel varroa mesh from http://www.xcluder.co.nz/. They are based in Rotorua but will post.
I got a nucs coming earlier than I expected so I need to quickly finish a raised langstroth base I am building for the hive. I urgently need a sheet of mesh for the bottom; any ideas where to get one quickly?
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