Posted by: thebuzzonbees | September 24, 2011

Todays news in Beekeeping

So i went to the Auckland Beekeepers Club today, it was actually extremely interesting. I hadn’t been in a while and became a member today. We opened up a few hives which was interesting. But the highlight was some of the discussions i had with fellow beekeepers. One even said that Varroa was the best thing that happened to New Zealand bees. His reasons were interesting to say the least and he made some good points.

Sadly a hive we opened up was totally dead and had been robbed out, many open queen cells remained though.

Later i treated my hive with ApiStan and checked for any swarm cells. I didn’t see the queen though i did see plenty of brood. Anyone else found anything interesting in there hive(s)?

Recently in Hawkes Bay there was a large outbreak of AFB (American Foulbrood) with at least 40 infected hives.

“The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others” St. John Chrysostom

 

 

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