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    Event Details The Taranaki Beekeepers Club is open to all those who are interested in keeping hives of bees for honey production or for pollination purposes. We meet every 3rd Monday (except December) West Baptist Church, 144 South Road, Spotswood, New Plymouth. Assemble is 7pm. We will endeavour to assist members in getting the best results from their hives by offering advice and support from well seasoned beekeepers, followed by a cuppa and biscuit. Everyone welcome.
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    Taranaki Beekeeping Club Monthly club meeting
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    Harvesting Honey Chris will demonstrate honey harvesting and discuss options around collecting and extracting at the club apiary at Francis Douglas Memorial College, New Plymouth at 10am.
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    Event Details 7am: Urban Honey Extraction Field Day How to get honey off your urban hive without disturbing your neighbours. Ray Scott will be hosting a field day at his house at 21 Skinner Street, Moturoa, New Plymouth at 7am on Saturday.
  5. Have you no other hives that you could transfer a frame of eggs across? As a hobby it's cool to raise your own queens especially if you have a good quiet hive with a queen that is a good prolific layer. Keep those traits. Just a thought... plenty people out there that will take your money.
  6. https://honeybeesuite.com/when-will-newly-hatched-queen-begin-lay/ According to M.E.A. McNeil in The Hive and the Honey Bee (2015), a new virgin queen does not become sexually mature for five to six days after emergence. A number of things need to happen before she is ready to fly. Like all insects, the outer layer of chitin covering her body must become hardened and thickened, a process that may take several days. In addition, her pheromones must develop so she will become attractive to flying drones.
  7. Cut and paste from http://www.afb.org.nz If you are missing your Certificate of Inspection paperwork, please contact AsureQuality on apiary@asurequality.com or phone 0508 00 11 22 for new papers to be sent. Due to the information contained on these forms being unique for each beekeeper we are unable to provide a copy online. Hope this helps
  8. For your info, The Beginners info meeting is on the 13th Nov and the Nov club night is on the 20th. There is a slight hiccup in the calendar where the club meeting is shown as 13th. Soz bout that
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    Event Details Beginners Information Evening. Last one of the year. An invaluable session, not to be missed Hosted by Adrian
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    Event Details The Taranaki Beekeepers Club is open to all those who are interested in keeping hives of bees for honey production or for pollination purposes. We meet every 3rd Monday (except December) West Baptist Church, 144 South Road, Spotswood, New Plymouth. Assemble is 7pm. We will endeavour to assist members in getting the best results from their hives by offering advice and support from well seasoned beekeepers, followed by a cuppa and biscuit. Everyone welcome.
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    Mon. (the 9th) at the Beginners meeting we will be covering the Swarming Season in detail so come along if you want to prevent swarming or want to successfully collect swarming bees.
  12. An unlucky wasp caught getting the bash
  13. This picture i was lucky enough to catch the queen laying.
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    Event Details Club night: Monday 18 September We are hosting an American Foulbrood (AFB) Refresher Course presented by AsureQuality at our September clubnight. Eveyone welcome! You do NOT need to have completed any previous AFB courses. We encourage anyone keeping bees to attend and learn to identify the diseases found in New Zealand bee colonies.
  15. Event Details The Taranaki Beekeepers Club is open to all those who are interested in keeping hives of bees for honey production or for pollination purposes. We meet every 3rd Monday (except December) West Baptist Church, 144 South Road, Spotswood, New Plymouth. Assemble is 7pm. We will endeavour to assist members in getting the best results from their hives by offering advice and support from well seasoned beekeepers, followed by a cuppa and biscuit. Everyone welcome.
  16. Have a look at this book, Queen Bee Breeding. Put out by NSW Primary Industries AgGuide. You can buy the hard copy for $35.00 Aus or buy the Ebook version and download for $14.99 Aus Queen bee breeding AgGuide | Tocal College Published in 2016, Queen bee breeding is part of the AgGuide series and is 170 full-colour A4 pages.
  17. Thanks @frazzledfozzle, My point exactly, I have emailed Asurequality re are they checking for this, whats involved with getting samples done, who pays etc. No reply as yet.
  18. The only other countries on Latitue 46 are Chile and Argentina.
  19. Try this... Latitude 46 Bee Products.
  20. Tracheal Mites perhaps, Infested bees will be seen leaving the colony and crawling on the grass just outside the hive. They will crawl up the blades of grass or the hive, fall back down and try again. The wings may be disjointed and the bees unable to fly. The abdomens may be swollen. In late stages of infestation, bees will abscond from the hive.
  21. An elderly bee keeper once told me a story of bees propolising over a dead mouse in their hive. Their way of keeping the hive hygienic seeing as they couldn't get rid.
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