Paraffin dipping wooden hive components is an excellent way to preserve the timber and is also a suitable way to sterilise them if they have been infected by AFB. Hot dipped supers can be expected to last up to 10 years. The key is to have the wax as hot as safely possible (150-160deg. C) so the wax […]

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Hive World NZ have been appointed NZ agents for Viseco Spraying equipment from Germany. This equipment has been developed specifically for spraying hot wax and has been used in Europe and North America for many years. These spraying machines are excellent for coating plastic foundation and are suitable for anyone importing their own foundation or […]

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  Bee stings are an occupational hazard for beekeepers but most people sometime will experience the pain of a bee sting at some time in their life. As a child, I grew up in an urban area with a neighbour who had hives.  Standing on a bee was a common occurrence.  I do not have happy memories of bees, […]

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