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The Beekeeping Season 2014 Is Here...well in New Zealand

 
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Kiwimana
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Location: Auckland, New Zealand

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:39 am    Post subject: The Beekeeping Season 2014 Is Here...well in New Zealand Reply with quote


Well it's spring here in New Zealand Very Happy, in this podcast we discuss what you need to be looking for in your hives at this time of the year. We also discuss Inspection Tips, a Horrible Whodunit and the five regrets dying people have. You can play the show by clicking the play button on below page or search for 'kiwimana' on your podcast application of choice.

The Beekeeping Season 2014 Is Here

Other Things we discussed:-

  • Urban beehives are the new buzz
  • UK rip-off riles honey firms
  • 8 Honey Bee Hive Inspection Tips
  • Vandals Destroy Tens of Thousands of Bees in South Carolina
  • Swarm Of Bees Attacks Car, But How A Dad Protected His Family Has People Upset
  • Humming over medicinal uses of Kanuka honey
  • Nurse reveals the top 5 regrets people make on their deathbed


Thanks

Gary and Margaret
The kiwimana Buzz
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ingo50
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Location: Newport, Gwent, Wales, UK

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Gary and Margret.
I enjoy your podcasts as a newbie beekeeper and am slowly listening to them all whilst driving to work. My wife and I spent a very happy year working in New Plymouth in the early 90's, so got to know your beautiful country a little.
Best wishes, Ingo.
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Kiwimana
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ingo50 wrote:
Hi Gary and Margret.
I enjoy your podcasts as a newbie beekeeper and am slowly listening to them all whilst driving to work. My wife and I spent a very happy year working in New Plymouth in the early 90's, so got to know your beautiful country a little.
Best wishes, Ingo.


Thanks for the feedback Ingo, cool to hear you are enjoying the show. Please get in touch if you have any questions that you would like us to cover.

Cool that you have worked down in New Zealand, did you place you worked have a great view of Mount Tarankai?

Yes we love New Zealand, we did an OE in England for a few years and were glad to get home for some peace and quiet. You were never too far from other people in England Smile

Have a great day...Gary
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J Smith
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe in Westie land, but not down here yet. Laughing
Honey bees are just waking up this week down South and just as well as there is not much in the way of blooms yet to sustain them.
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Kiwimana
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

J Smith wrote:
Maybe in Westie land, but not down here yet. Laughing
Honey bees are just waking up this week down South and just as well as there is not much in the way of blooms yet to sustain them.


Yes looking our the window today, it hasn't stopped raining all day. But spring isn't far away....

Cheers for the comment...Gary
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J Smith
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plum trees are just kicking in down here, lovely warm (15+ deg C) afternoon, not a breath of wind- nor a cloud. How is Auckland?
Willows are sitting with swollen buds, so it will not be long for those either. Guess the limited afternoon flight time for the local bees will have to be limited to the Plum's and Erica Heathers for the next week or so.
Still nice to see them back on the gathering scene again.
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Kiwimana
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

J Smith wrote:
Plum trees are just kicking in down here, lovely warm (15+ deg C) afternoon, not a breath of wind- nor a cloud. How is Auckland?
Willows are sitting with swollen buds, so it will not be long for those either. Guess the limited afternoon flight time for the local bees will have to be limited to the Plum's and Erica Heathers for the next week or so.
Still nice to see them back on the gathering scene again.


Well this weekend has been raining for all it, great time to be inside building frames and doing office work Very Happy

Hopefully next week will be better and we can check some of the hives.

Do you listen to our podcast, I know a few people in the south island are downloading it.

See ya...Gary
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