"we think the Queen was a drone layer. Or there has been a laying worker
No Queen now. Great video Janet. We tried out something similar last
year. I'm not keen to do it again! Theres another video from the Barefoot
Beekeeper we used as…"
"Thanks anyway Nicholas. Rosemary from the Auckland bee club came
over yesterday and we spent the avo doing a drone cull. No eggs, larva
or capped brood. Probably no queen. Drones are trying to get back in
but can't fit thru the entrance anymore…"
"The hive swarmed on New Years Eve. When I opened the hive after the
swarm there was heaps of frames of capped worker brood and a whole
frame of capped drone brood. A few queen cells empty. So its been 38 days since the hive swarmed. There is still…"
"HELP! I need help please! I've just opened my hive and found more than
50% drones... Very small amount of capped worker cells. No more
capped drone cells that I could see thankfully. Possibly 1 queen cell.
No eggs. Small amount of stores.…"
"My top bar is doing awesome! Took out 2 bars and got heaps of cut
comb and 6 jars of honey, yum. We have a wild swarm in the neighbours
avocado tree doing really well too. Tho I have been told the varroa will
kill them... By the way would love to…"
I'm a new beekeeper too.
Collecting a swarm is the most incredible experience and I recommend it!
Be organised, read up about it, what you need to bring with you... Sort
out what you need and have it ready in the car for when you get…"
"harvesting beautiful looking strawberries, huge, plump,
bright red and they are prolific first fruits. I splashed out
and bought some new plants. But they are sour, boo...
It is a new bed, never had strawberries there before, they
have plenty of…"
"Made time for some early morning watering. Our sweetcorn plants
have earwigs living inside the growing tips, never had that happen
before. I swished them out with water and I hope the birds will
gobble them up. Will do another flush out tonight. Our…"
Thanks for sunday Lisa, you gave me lots of ideas for
our garden! Lets hold off meeting in December and make
it for January at ours.
I will be in Auckland on and off over the holidays and
available to water peoples' gardens. Just…"
Thought I would drop you a quick note - I am running another TopBar workshop on the 27th Nov at the Herb cafe/nursery in Whatawhata - if you are keen, drop me a line and I will fill you in on all the details
Hello! Thanks for the contact. Some edamame coming your way in the next 48 hours. I have many photos now of my garden and the condition its in. That's the only way I can see it...send someone out with a camera. Oh, boy! After three months of deglect. Still feeding us though. My husband has learned to harvest. I draw the position and description and he seeks and finds. Now venturing on to a single crutch! Hope envelope arrives safely.
Hello! Yes, that's sounds interesting! Kali has contacted the lady on good morning and she is sending me some of her seed of the Tangerine Gem. I could send some on to you if you wish. Have you tried Painted Lady runner beans. They have a pretty flower and are nicer than scarlet runner. They produce for ages. Nice to contact you!