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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 Gee. Last reply by rosie walford May 14, 2013.

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Comment by sarah bing on January 25, 2013 at 12:26pm

Hi All,

The company I work for has a 10 storey office block on Vic St Auckland CBD and wed love to put some hives on the roof!

There are 3 nearby parks (within 1km as the bee flies) and were planting up veges, flowers and herbs on the roof too, so should be plenty of food sources.

Top bar or langstroth, either or both are fine, and we would sort out any consent issues.

Would be such a cool opportunity to educate surrounding office workers about the importance of bees too! We'd love them asap, but realise it may have to wait til winter. | 0226065220

Comment by Erin Fae on December 4, 2012 at 1:50pm

Still seeking swarm in Auckland. Help!

Comment by Erin Fae on October 10, 2012 at 8:15pm

Seeking swarm. If you are in auckland and can help, would be much obliged...

Comment by Janet Luke on October 2, 2012 at 3:33pm

I have a nuc in a new top bar hive for sale. The nuc is four frames built top bar comb with honey stores, brood and laying queen. The nuc is in a brand new cedar top bar hive which has a stainless steel varroa mesh floor with hinged wooden floor. Pick up is Havelock North. Top Bar Hive is $320 and nuc is $100
contact me

Comment by Janet Luke on September 19, 2012 at 12:01pm

Are you are a beekeeper, a conservationist, an ecologist, a food-producer or a parent? - Grap a cuppa , sit down and take half an hour of your day to watch this new American video documentary about the global death of honeybees, bumblebees and other pollinators.


Comment by Tony Culmer on September 18, 2012 at 2:54pm

Hi Virgil,

I'll take them. I'm in Birkdale, I can pick them up anytime. Call me on 021 707 749, please.

Comment by Virgil Evetts on September 18, 2012 at 1:04pm

Hi all

Just boxed up my first swarm of the season. From one of my hives, so I can garauntee they're placid girls and its a big, strong swarm. Pick up in Devonport.

Comment by fiona watt on August 28, 2012 at 11:54am

The same could be said about the asset sale kerfuffle, more about  getting a slice of the pie than saving our assets. I could go on...

Please read the book- Nature spirits and elementals by Marko Pogacnik.  We need to learn more about their role in our lives if we are ever to save the earth.  It is a fantastic book, I totally recommend it.

Comment by Pbee on August 27, 2012 at 2:23pm

What I find terrifying, is that the guardians of this country - Māori - are the key-players in wanting to bring 'biotechnology' to NZ for their financial gain. It reads: “Through science, the Māori economy will grow, so it is vital that the Federation, as the largest network of Māori businesses, is a key player in this conference.” It goes against everything I had believed the Māori spirit stands for.

Comment by fiona watt on August 27, 2012 at 10:26am

Thanks for that.  It all looks so wonderful doesn't it, all the major players coming together to develop biotechnology under the guise of improving on nature.  Now i'm really scared.


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