02 Feb 2018

Honey is great, but there’s more!

You might think of beekeeping as being all about honey, but it’s a whole lot more than that. Bees produce honey, sure, but along the way they create several other products that are useful to us humans. Propolis, beeswax and royal jelly are just some of the marketable substances beekeepers can harvest from their hives.
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Learn, Save the Bees
02 Mar 2018

A bee or not a bee?

If you’re a new beekeeper, or you’re simply interested in the insects that populate your garden, it’s good to be able to differentiate between the honey bees you’re caring for, other harmless species of bee and fly, and potential threats like wasps.
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How-To, Getting Started
27 Oct 2017

More than just a hobby

Many Kiwi beekeepers start out as hobbyists, with one or two hives in a back garden or on a rural property, then make the jump to selling honey and beekeeping full time.
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Industry, Disease, Varroa, Health
27 Feb 2018

Rising costs, increasing numbers, and high demand

Issues facing New Zealand beekeepers
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Industry, Disease, Commercial
03 Nov 2017

​New research, new hope in the fight against AFB

Larvae rotting in their cells, decimated bee population, and – worst of all – having to burn your beehive to the ground. No wonder beekeepers dread American Foulbrood Disease.
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Learn, How-To, Health
04 Dec 2017

Protect bees, prevent stings – how to keep wasps out of your garden

Whether you’re a gardener, a beekeeper, or just love the outdoors, wasps in the garden are less than ideal. Painful stings are the most obvious downside, but wasps can also pose a significant threat to bees and hives.
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Disease, Health, Save the Bees
09 Jan 2017

About American Foulbrood Disease (AFB)

American foulbrood disease (AFB) is a disease of honey bee larvae and pupae caused by the bacterium Paenibacillus larvae.
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Learn, How-To, Getting Started
07 Sep 2017

How to get kids involved in beekeeping

Kids and beekeeping may not seem like natural partners. After all, beekeeping involves being patient, methodical and calm...
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Learn, How-To, Getting Started
18 Sep 2017

Common beekeeping mistakes

New beekeepers face a steep learning curve. Beekeeping is part science, part art, and it can take some time to get your head around the process.
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Last Saturday opening: 17th March

Our warehouse and shop in Auckland will be closed on Saturdays over Autumn & Winter, reopening in September 2018. Saturday openings have been a great success, so thanks for the support, and we'll look forward to seeing you on Saturdays again in the Spring!

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