We hear a lot in the media about the effect of neonicotinoids on insects and bees in particular. A couple of weeks ago I listened to a talk given by Phil Lester from Victoria University, what he said was enlightening to me. There is no doubt that neonicotinoids are powerful! (up to 20 x that […]

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A fast powerful way to treat Varroa with Oxalic acid. Manufactured in Italy these vaporisers can treat a hive in 25 seconds without having to open the hive. The vapor can be injected into the hive through the entrance or through a purposely drilled hole in the top super that you can plug between treatments […]

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Thomas Apiculture brings a simple and effective innovative solution for extracting honey from raw combs and top bar hive combs. Placed in an upright position in a fixed cage the combs are compressed from the top to the bottom, naturally provoking the expulsion of wax capping and the extraction of the honey. As opposed to […]

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Bunnings have made a decision to remove the pesticide Yates Confidor from the shelves in New Zealand and Australia by the end of 2018 and will stock natural and organic pesticides as a replacement. This is good news as this product has been linked to bee deaths. Bunnings spokesperson says that although this has not […]

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Another addition to our lineup of unique products, these B J Sherriff products are world renowned to be the best available. Full suits, jackets smocks and veils are available in a range of colours. As worn by Queen Elizabeth’s beekeeper John Chapple http://www.talkingwithbees.com/the-queens-beekeeper-john-chapple They are manufactured from a tight weave polycotton with a smooth finish so […]

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