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Author: Gary Fawcett and Margaret Groot

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Established in 2009. If you want to learn about beekeeping this is the show for you. It's been described by many as fun and informative. Hosts Gary and Margaret from New Zealand share tips, interviews and news about beekeeping. We discuss ways to bee more successful with your bees, get a sweet honey crop and keep your bees healthy. Please give us a listen.
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Yay, we have just released a new beekeeping Q & A show. We hope you will enjoy this one. We enjoyed bringing it to you. In this show we answer questions about Keeping Bee Warm, Mites, Robbing Bees and pesky wasps. Links / Resources mentioned this week Robbing screens Organic Varroa Management – Integrated Pest Management Practical Beekeeping in New Zealand – 5th Edition Want to ask a question? What’s Your Number One Beekeeping Problem? What is in the Show Keeping Bees Warm Over Winter 00:01:22 Mites! Mites! Mites! 00:05:08 Dealing with Robbing Bees 00:13:40 When Wasps Become a problem 00:16:53 Self Deprecating Beekeeper 00:18:44 My Bees have Absconded 00:20:31 Is there a good Beekeepers Calendar for kiwi's? 00:24:06 Who helped bring the show to you? 00:27:04 Full show notes These notes are a summary of the full show notes. The full show notes include pictures and more detail information about the show. The full show notes are here:- http://kiwi.bz/151 Thanks Gary and Margaret kiwimana buzz Beekeeping Show Follow us on Social Media Facebook - http://kiwi.bz/facebook Pinterest - http://kiwi.bz/pinterest Twitter - http://kiwi.bz/twitter Want to get the next episode the minute it is released, Learn ways to subscribe HERE Please Support this podcast on Patreon
Yay, we have just released a new beekeeping show. We hope you will enjoy this one. We sure enjoyed bringing it to you. In this episode we talk about hive vandals up North and another reason why Glyphosate isn't great for your bees. We also have roving reporters checking in from Australia and England. And Hollywood came to kiwimana HQ. Links / Resources mentioned this week Northland Family reeling after 50 beehives destroyed in deliberate attack Roundup ‘Guts’ Bee Colonies, Threatens Human Health, Scientists Say What is in the Show What's Happening with our Bees - We talk to Margaret 00:01:42 Roving Reporters 00:15:02 - Victoria Australia 00:15:09 - Sheffield, England 00:19:16 Do you want to bee a Roving Reporter? 00:22:57 Beekeeping News 00:23:32 Northland Family reeling after 50 beehives destroyed 00:23:43 Roundup 'Guts' Bee Colonies, Threatens Human Health, Scientists Say 00:29:55 Who helped us in bringing this show to you? 00:38:44 New Supporters and two Hollywood Movie Stars Visited 00:40:24 Full show notes These notes are a summary of the full show notes. The full show notes include pictures and more detail information about the show. The full shows are locked for non-supporters until the shows have been released to the public. The full show notes are here:- http://kiwi.bz/150 Thanks Gary and Margaret kiwimana buzz Beekeeping Show Follow us on Social Media Facebook - http://kiwi.bz/facebook Pinterest - http://kiwi.bz/pinterest Twitter - http://kiwi.bz/twitter Want to get the next episode the minute it is released, Learn ways to subscribe HERE  Please Support this podcast on Patreon
Yay, we have just released a new beekeeping Q & A show. We hope you will enjoy this one. We enjoyed bringing it to you. In this show we answer questions about Climate Change, Wax moths and Preventing Swarms and finding that elusive Queen. Links / Resources mentioned this week How to split a beehive Hilary's new book:- QueenSpotting: Meet the Remarkable Queen Bee and Discover the Drama at the Heart of the Hive  Want to ask a question? What’s Your Number One Beekeeping Problem? What is in the Show Climate Change - 00:02:08 Wax moths - 00:05:22 Swarm prevention - 00:08:20 Finding the Queen - 00:12:25 End of Show Ramble - 00:17:58 Who helped us in bringing this show to you? - 00:18:33 Full show notes These notes are a summary of the full show notes. The full show notes include pictures and more detail information about the show. The full show notes are here:- http://kiwi.bz/149 If you have a question feel free to visit:- http://kiwi.bz/problem Thanks Gary and Margaret kiwimana buzz Beekeeping Show Follow us on Social Media Facebook - http://kiwi.bz/facebook Pinterest - http://kiwi.bz/pinterest Twitter - http://kiwi.bz/twitter Want to get the next episode the minute it is released, Learn ways to subscribe HERE  Please Support this podcast on Patreon
Yay, we have just released a new beekeeping show. We hope you will enjoy this one. We sure enjoyed bringing it to you. In this episode we talk learn about an Iranian startup creating Smart Beehives and why are bees dying in South Dakota. Links / Resources mentioned this week As bees die off, South Dakota beekeepers face industry’s 'darkest days' Iranian startup designs smart beehive What is in the Show What's Happening with our Bees - We talk to Margaret - 00:01:26 Roving Reporters - 00:07:55 Do you want to bee a Roving Reporter? - 00:08:35 Beekeeping News - 00:09:23 As bees die off, South Dakota beekeepers face industry's 'darkest days' - 00:09:33 Iranian startup designs smart beehive - 00:17:48 If you are coming in Winter? - 00:22:15 Who helped us in bringing this show to you? - 00:23:56 Sad News - 00:26:05 Full show notes These notes are a summary of the full show notes. The full show notes include pictures and more detail information about the show. The full shows are locked for non-supporters until the shows have been released to the public. The full show notes are here:- http://kiwi.bz/148 Thanks Gary and Margaret kiwimana buzz Beekeeping Show Follow us on Social Media Facebook - http://kiwi.bz/facebook Pinterest - http://kiwi.bz/pinterest Twitter - http://kiwi.bz/twitter Want to get the next episode the minute it is released, Learn ways to subscribe HERE Please Support this podcast on Patreon
Yay, we have just released a new beekeeping Q & A show. We hope you will enjoy this one. We enjoyed bringing it to you. In this show we answer questions about Setting up a Hive, Preparing for Winter and dealing with Nasty Bees. Links / Resources mentioned this weekHow to Prepare a Beehive for Winter In New Zealand Want to ask a question? What’s Your Number One Beekeeping Problem? What is in the Show Setting up a Hive - 00:02:14 Four hour drive - 00:06:33 Preparing for Winter - 00:09:44 Getting Hands on Experience - 00:13:39 Response About on Handling Nasty Bees - 00:15:57 Girls don't want me around - 00:19:03 End of the Show - 00:22:37 Full show notes These notes are a summary of the full show notes. The full show notes include pictures and more detail information about the show. The full shows are locked for non-supporters until the shows have been released to the public. The full show notes are here:- http://kiwi.bz/147 If you have a question feel free to visit:- http://kiwi.bz/problem Thanks Gary and Margaret kiwimana buzz Beekeeping Show Follow us on Social Media Facebook - http://kiwi.bz/facebook Pinterest - http://kiwi.bz/pinterest Twitter - http://kiwi.bz/twitter Want to get the next episode the minute it is released, Learn ways to subscribe HERE Please Support this podcast on Patreon
Yay, we have just released a new beekeeping show. We hope you will enjoy this one. We sure enjoyed bringing it to you. It's Bee Month in New Zealand, in this episode we talk about Mass Bee Deaths in Russia and is Live and let die the way to save the bees?, The Apriast in Scotland doesn't think so. We also have roving reporters checking in from Poland, England, Canada and the United States of America. Links / Resources mentioned this week Bee flu reaches Russia, heralds major global food crisis Leave and let die What is in the Show September is Bee Aware Month 00:01:23 What has Margaret been doing in the apiary? 00:08:02 Roving Reporters 00:13:14 - Krobia, Poland 00:13:38 - Indiana, USA 00:16:25 - Ontario, Canada 00:19:07 - Hampshire, England 00:21:41 Do you want to bee a Roving Reporter? 00:24:57 Beekeeping News 00:25:32 Bee flu reaches Russia, heralds major global food crisis 00:26:11 Leave and let die 00:31:50 Feedback from You 00:42:54 Who helped us in bringing this show to you? 00:45:08 Shout out to our New Supporters 00:45:46 Full show notes These notes are a summary of the full show notes. The full show notes include pictures and more detail information about the show. The full shows are locked for non-supporters until the shows have been released to the public. The full show notes are here:- http://kiwi.bz/146 Thanks Gary and Margaret kiwimana buzz Beekeeping Show Follow us on Social Media Facebook - http://kiwi.bz/facebook Pinterest - http://kiwi.bz/pinterest Twitter - http://kiwi.bz/twitter Want to get the next episode the minute it is released, Learn ways to subscribe HERE Please Support this podcast on Patreon
Yay, we have just released a new beekeeping show. We hope you will enjoy this one. We sure enjoyed bringing it to you. In this episode we talk about Manuka honey fraud and a 'catastrophic' French honey harvest. We also have roving reporters checking in from Australia, England and Canada. Links / Resources mentioned this week Manuka honey fraud: Evergreen Life Ltd handed $260,000 fine for adding synthetics to its product Bad weather causing 'catastrophic' French honey harvest What is in the Show What does it mean to be an Organic or Natural Beekeeper? - 00:01:49 Roving Reporters - 00:12:58 - Melbourne Australia - 00:13:25 - Sheffield / Britmana / England - 00:15:25 New swarm listing service - 00:17:49 - Victor Harbor in South Australia - 00:18:38 - British Columbia in Canada - 00:20:38 Do you want to bee a Roving Reporter? - 00:22:27 Beekeeping News - 00:23:06 Manuka honey fraud: Evergreen Life Ltd handed $260,000 fine for adding synthetics to its product - 00:23:25 Bad weather causing 'catastrophic' French honey harvest - 00:30:45 Feedback from You - 00:33:19 Who helped us in bringing this show to you? - 00:36:56 Full show notes These notes are a summary of the full show notes. The full show notes include pictures and more detail information about the show. The full shows are locked for non-supporters until the shows have been released to the public. The full show notes are here:- http://kiwi.bz/145 Thanks Gary and Margaret kiwimana buzz Beekeeping Show Follow us on Social Media Facebook - http://kiwi.bz/facebook Pinterest - http://kiwi.bz/pinterest Twitter - http://kiwi.bz/twitter Want to get the next episode the minute it is released, Learn ways to subscribe HERE Please Support this podcast on Patreon
Yay, we have just released a new beekeeping show. We hope you will enjoy this one. We sure enjoyed bringing it to you. In this episode we talk about disappointment, Northland beekeepers and ApiNZ. We also have roving reporters checking in from Canada, England, and United States of America. Links / Resources mentioned this week How to become a Roving Reporter ‘Devastated’ Northland manuka honey producers seek chemical markers definition ApiNZ disappointed by beekeepers? votes on levy in New Zealand ApiNZ Our People Apiculture Conference 2019 What is in the Show What does it mean to be an Organic or Natural Beekeeper? 00:01:42 Roving Reporters 00:07:47 - North Carolina 00:08:05 - Ontario 00:10:53 - British Columbia 00:15:23 - North Hampshire 00:19:17 - Hampshire 00:24:20 - Texas 00:29:31 - New South Wales 00:30:28 Do you want to bee a Roving Reporter? 00:31:19 Beekeeping News 00:31:58 Devastated Northland manuka honey producers seek chemical markers definition review from MPI 00:32:09 ApiNZ disappointed by beekeepers? votes on levy in New Zealand 00:38:36 Apiculture Conference 2019 00:44:09 Feedback from You 00:45:27 End of the Show 00:48:13 Who helped us in bringing this show to you? 00:48:21 What to help keep the Buzz going? 00:50:23 Full show notes These notes are a summary of the full show notes. The full show notes include pictures and more detail information about the show. The full shows are locked for non-supporters until the shows have been released to the public. The full show notes are here:- http://kiwi.bz/144 Thanks Gary and Margaret kiwimana buzz Beekeeping Show Follow us on Social Media Facebook - http://kiwi.bz/facebook Pinterest - http://kiwi.bz/pinterest Twitter - http://kiwi.bz/twitter Want to get the next episode the minute it is released, Learn ways to subscribe HERE Please Support this podcast on Patreon
Yay, we have just released a new beekeeping Q & A show. We hope you will enjoy this one. We enjoyed bringing it to you. In this show we answer questions about finding Bees, stopping wasps and Winter Preparations. Links / Resources mentioned this week Swarm Trapping bees with a Mobile Swarm Trap – Michael Jordan https://kiwimana.co.nz/swarm-trapping-bees-with-a-mobile-swarm-trap-km104/ Bee Swarm Collectors https://kiwimana.co.nz/bee-swarm-collectors/ Swarm Commander https://swarmcommander.com/ How to Prepare a Beehive for Winter In New Zealand https://kiwimana.co.nz/how-to-prepare-a-beehive-for-winter-in-new-zealand/ Vespex - Wasp Control https://www.merchento.com/vespex.html Hill Laboratories https://www.hill-laboratories.com/testing/honey-testing/ Analytica https://www.analytica.co.nz/ What’s Your Number One Beekeeping Problem? https://kiwimana.co.nz/whats-your-number-one-beekeeping-problem/ What is in the Show Finding Bees - How Find Bees For Free - 00:01:04 Getting Ready for Winter - 00:03:41 Wasps - How to stop them killing your bees - 00:06:48 Aggressive bees - What do I do? - 00:12:04 Tutin in Kawerau - 00:15:33 Government Madness in Florida - 00:16:46 End of the Show - 00:19:40 Full show notes These notes are a summary of the full show notes. The full show notes include pictures and more detail information about the show. The full shows are locked for non-supporters until the shows have been released to the public. The full show notes are here:- http://kiwi.bz/143 If you have a question feel free to visit:- http://kiwi.bz/problem Thanks Gary and Margaret kiwimana buzz Beekeeping Show Follow us on Social Media Facebook - http://kiwi.bz/facebook Pinterest - http://kiwi.bz/pinterest Twitter - http://kiwi.bz/twitter Want to get the next episode the minute it is released, Learn ways to subscribe HERE https://kiwimana.co.nz/how-to-subscribe-to-the-kiwimana-buzz-show/ Please Support this podcast on Patreon
Yipee, we have just released a new beekeeping show. We hope you will enjoy this one. We sure enjoyed bringing it to you. John Berry is a third generation beekeeper and has worked in the family Business "Arataki Honey" before starting his own business “Berry Bees” with his brother Peter. He now produces comb-honey for the Hawkes Bay Farmers Market. Links / Resources mentioned this week John's website is Here:- http://www.berrybees.co.nz/ 2011 - Beekeepers fire up over outbreak https://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503462&objectid=11041524 2015 - An interview with John’s Father “Ian Berry” https://knowledgebank.org.nz/audio/ian-berry-interview/ 2016 - John Berry: Buzz off, you beekeeping bandits https://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503459&objectid=11658445 2019 - Beekeepers say there's not enough food for all hives as more and more are created https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/beekeepers-say-theres-not-enough-food-all-hives-more-and-created 2019 - Corporate interests stinging local beekeepers https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/larry-williams-drive/audio/john-berry-corporate-interests-stinging-local-beekeepers/ Arataki Honey website is HERE:- http://www.aratakihoneyhb.co.nz/ What is in the Show What do you love about beekeeping? 00:02:00 What happened to the clover this year? 00:02:59 How did John get started in Beekeeping? 00:03:28 How did Arataki Honey get started 00:03:45 What would John tell his younger self 00:06:06 Do you have a funny beekeeping experience that you would like to share? 00:10:31 What can we do about AFB in New Zealand 00:12:19 The Honey levy proposed by Apiculture New Zealand 00:16:29 What does John think about the overstocking of hives in the Hawkes Bay? 00:18:12 What's the biggest issue facing beekeeping In the Hawkes Bay? 00:20:05 John work with VSH Queens 00:22:13 John is a Comb Honey Specialist producer 00:23:10 What does John use to Control Mites 00:24:46 John's mites showed signs of resistance to Bayvarol Strips 00:25:00 John is going to try Oxalic acid 00:27:30 Treated Bees produce more Honey 00:29:29 What's the biggest mistake you see a lot of new beekeepers making? 00:30:21 Is monitoring varroa mites a good idea? 00:31:15 Has Varroa benefited New Zealand Beekeeping? 00:34:30 Will Feral Bees return to New Zealand? 00:35:34 Why do bees turn nasty 00:37:59 Our Bees are designed to have a winter 00:41:00 Does the Hawkes Bay have a lot of wasps? 00:42:11 What are John?s plans for the coming season? 00:43:56 Is overstocking because of Manuka? 00:45:49 The pollination of clover is being threatened 00:46:40 The price of manuka sites is getting stupid 00:50:12 The Manuka Crop was zero this year in the HB 00:51:07 What does John think of the new Manuka Standard 00:54:20 Full show notes These notes are a summary of the full show notes. The full show notes include pictures and more detail information about the show. The full shows are locked for non-supporters until the shows have been released to the public. The full show notes are here:- http://kiwi.bz/berry Thanks Gary and Margaret kiwimana buzz Beekeeping Show Follow us on Social Media Facebook - http://kiwi.bz/facebookPinterest - http://kiwi.bz/pinterestTwitter - http://kiwi.bz/twitter Learn ways to subscribe to get the next episode the minute it is released here:- https://kiwimana.co.nz/how-to-subscribe-to-the-kiwimana-buzz-show/ Please Support this podcast
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Gary Fawcett

love this show 😀

Sep 12th
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