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If you are using Thymol for varroa control then it is important to know how it works. This will help you to use it more effectively. Thymol is an extract from the herb thyme. Because of thymol’s anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, it is useful in food preservation as well as for treating tinea and ringworm.  […]

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Manuka Vs Kanuka. There is no doubt that kanuka is the poor cousin of the two but what really makes the difference? First let’s look at appearances.  The flowers:  (Of course, you cannot use this as an indicator when there are no flowers!)   Manuka has larger single flowers that are spread over the bush while […]

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Apitraz vs Apivar. When comparing Apitraz vs Apivar we find these two products have the same active ingredient.  They both require two strips per brood box.   As well, you will find they are similarly priced. Calier, a Spanish company, manufactures Apitraz.   This product has  a 12 month expiry date. Apivar, a vacuum-sealed product, has a […]

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Buying and selling hives is an important decision.  As beekeepers, we have a responsibility to ensure any hives we sell are disease free and up to a high maintenance standard.  For the purchaser, it is a calculated risk to take therefore the more care you take in your choice the better. There seems to be […]

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Oxalic-glycerine strips for varroa treatment are becoming more and more popular as beekeepers look to better long-term, eco-friendly methods of fighting this pest.  As varroa becomes more resistent to synthetic treatments, oxalic acid is proving a consistently reliable option. Large commercial beekeepers have been using OVA board/oxalic-glycerine strips for varroa treatment for several years now.  […]

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More Information on Varroa?  It seems like this is my favorite subject but I get so many beekeepers who do not understand the importance of controlling this pest. To deal with this insect and to effectively treat a hive in a successful manner we need to know  about this pest. Varroa is an external parasite […]

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Bee Nutrition in the Spotlight – Lately, bee nutrition has been the subject of extensive research due to scientists investigating some surprising new ideas. Most beekeepers would have observed bees drinking from what we would consider dirty water sources.  However, this may be filling a nutrition gap. It seems we still have a lot to […]

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I often get customers who say to me that they have planted some manuka bushes in their back yard or lifestyle block and are hoping to get into harvesting manuka honey.  Unfortunately if you have other plants flowering at the same time your manuka honey will be very diluted.  This will mean it can really […]

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Swarm Trouble Over the last couple of weeks we have had a large number of beekeepers come in for hiveware to house swarms from their own hives. If you are looking to expand the number of hives you care for this can be OK but if not, all this does is give you two weak […]

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Apimondia 2019 Well, it’s a long way from NZ to Apimondia 2019 in Montreal! 14 1/2 hours to Vancouver, then another 5 hours across Canada to the beautiful city of Montreal on the banks of the mighty St Laurence Seaway. The weather was pleasant with 12 degree mornings up to 18 degrees during the day. […]

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