Blog: Posts from category 'Bees'

Bees - getting a little help

Posted by Greg Whyte on 28 October 2019

Our bee keeper Rik called in today to check the hives and he updated me with the bees progress.

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Bees - getting a little help

Posted by Greg Whyte on 28 October 2019

Our bee keeper Rik called in today to check the hives and he updated me with the bees progress.

Bees - back to their fickle best

Posted by Greg Whyte on 22 March 2019

Recently Rick our bee keeper came to check out our bees and take off the summer honey. I had been telling him that I thought there was a lack of general activity campared to past years around the hive.

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Bees - back to their fickle best

Posted by Greg Whyte on 22 March 2019

Recently Rick our bee keeper came to check out our bees and take off the summer honey. I had been...

Honey finally taken off

Posted by Greg Whyte on 23 March 2018

Our bee hives finally had honey taken off yesterday - much later than in previous years.

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Honey finally taken off

Posted by Greg Whyte on 23 March 2018

Our bee hives finally had honey taken off yesterday - much later than in previous years.

Bees - progress towards our first honey of 2018

Posted by Greg Whyte on 7 January 2018

Rick our bee keeper, called in today to check out how the hives were progressing and how the bees were doing after the recent storm. The hives are in quite a protected spot and the bees have done remarkably well...

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Bees - progress towards our first honey of 2018

Posted by Greg Whyte on 7 January 2018

Rick our bee keeper, called in today to check out how the hives were progressing and how the bees were...

Honey boxes on both hives - now it's up to the bees

Posted by Greg Whyte on 15 November 2017

Rick our beekeeper has added a honey box to the newest hive so now its up to the bees to do what they do best - collecting honey and pollen.

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Honey boxes on both hives - now it's up to the bees

Posted by Greg Whyte on 15 November 2017

Rick our beekeeper has added a honey box to the newest hive so now its up to the bees to...

Bees - you loose some then you win some

Posted by Greg Whyte on 7 November 2017

A while ago I mentioned that we had lost our queen and a whole lot of bees disappeared with her - well recently the reverse has happened. Amazing really just goes to show how fickle bees can be.

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Bees - you loose some then you win some

Posted by Greg Whyte on 7 November 2017

A while ago I mentioned that we had lost our queen and a whole lot of bees disappeared with her...

Bees - lets start again with a new queen and lots more bees

Posted by Greg Whyte on 1 October 2017

Late last night we received some new bees and a new queen - Rick brought down from Auckland - a replacement hive full of bees and along with them a new queen bee.

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Bees - lets start again with a new queen and lots more bees

Posted by Greg Whyte on 1 October 2017

Late last night we received some new bees and a new queen - Rick brought down from Auckland - a...

Bees - Wasp trouble

Posted by Gre Whyte on 13 September 2017

Our bee keeper Rick was doing his check up today and discovered our hives have been attacked by german wasps and plenty of them! We knew there had been a few german wasps around and had set up a trap...

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Bees - Wasp trouble

Posted by Gre Whyte on 13 September 2017

Our bee keeper Rick was doing his check up today and discovered our hives have been attacked by german wasps...

Bees - strange happenings with our Queen

Posted by Greg Whyte on 14 August 2017

Our bee keeper Rick called in yesterday to check up on the bees and to add to their winter food some sugary water mix and to treat them for the varolla mite. Rick has also added some seaweed mix to...

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Bees - strange happenings with our Queen

Posted by Greg Whyte on 14 August 2017

Our bee keeper Rick called in yesterday to check up on the bees and to add to their winter food...