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Kiwimana last won the day on June 12 2017

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About Kiwimana

  • Rank
    Guard Bee


  • Swarm Collection Area
    Rural West Auckland
  • Business name
    kiwimana Beekeeping Supplies
  • DECA Holder
  • Beekeeping Experience
    Equipment Supplier
  • Business phone
    +64 9 810 9965
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  • Location
    Auckland, New Zealand

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  1. Kiwimana

    Children's bee suits for sale?

    We also sell Kid's suits, White cotton full suits. https://kiwimana.co.nz/shop/childrens-beekeeping-suit/
  2. Hi, We are writing a post called "How do you tell the difference between Manuka and Kanuka?" The flowering season for both varieties differs across the length of New Zealand. Can you us a huge favor and comment below with:- (1) The Area of New Zealand you are located, Region is fine. (2) What dates does this plant flower? Kanuka Manuka For example Otago Kanuka 1 March to 2 Feb Manuka 1 May to 2 June Thanks this will really help make the article more useful for the community. Thanks...Gary
  3. Kiwimana

    Interview with NZ Police RE:Beehive Theft

    Thanks everyone for the responses, I will get that interview done and will post a note here when it's out for you. Gary Fawcett
  4. Hi, I am in the position to interview Senior Sergeant Alasdair Macmillan co-ordinator of community policing on our podcast "The kiwimana Buzz". Alasdair recent work involves the current issue of Beehive Theft in New Zealand. I want to cover things commercial beekeepers can do to prevent hives being stolen and what you can do to ensure your stolen property is returned to you. A couple of questions, before we start working on this... (a) Would you listen this such an interview? (b) If you could ask one thing of the New Zealand Police, what would that be in regards to this topic? Thanks Gary Fawcett
  5. Kiwimana

    When can I check.

    I would give them five weeks, so around 4 Jan IMHO....Gary
  6. Kiwimana

    New Zealand Beekeeper Magazine

    Yes we are PC Users, and we use Hindenburg to edit the podcasts. See ya...Gary
  7. Kiwimana

    "Manuka" = NZ ?

    Now we just need to the rest of the world to do the same thing, we cover this on tomorrows show. A really interesting interview is shared with Tasmanian Beekeepers Association president Lindsay Bourke, his argument for why he thinks we are stealing the name is crazy. If you go to this page kiwi.bz/118 and scroll down and listen to his talk with Brain Carlton is pretty funny. He even says we are adding a line of top of the A in manuka to make it more maori
  8. Kiwimana

    New Zealand Beekeeper Magazine

    Yes, Overcast is a great podcast app for IOS. That is one of the ones that lets you jump to the time codes in the show notes, which we started adding a few shows ago. I use Podcast Addict on the Android, but use our App for our show We find that some of our listeners only listen to our podcast, which is amazing to me as there are so many great ones out there. I must admit I do listen to other podcasts that are not Beekeeping related As far as Beekeeping "Beekeepers Corner" is a great show, I would leave a link but it will get removed by the forum. If you Google 'Top Beekeeping Podcasts', I have a listed of all the active Beekeeping ones. See ya...Gary
  9. Kiwimana

    New Zealand Beekeeper Magazine

    I like podcasts more
  10. Kiwimana

    Swarm Removal, and Ethics

    This is very upsetting sorry to read that Alastair. Do you know if the school reported it the swarm to multiple sources council, bee club etc?
  11. Kiwimana

    Beebusters 7 Sharp TV1 14/11

    Yes I saw it, looks like they are a couple picking up swarms for free and selling the bees. Good on them for getting the media attention. You can watch it here:- (I suspect link will be removed) https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/business-man-turned-bee-buster-do-swarm-bees-congregates-in-your-backyard
  12. Kiwimana

    Paying for access to swarms - wait, whaaaat?

    Hi All, Yes, it was our FREE Swarm Catchers list that was used by this individual. He called everyone on our list to try and get beekeepers to join his paid service, without our knowledge or permission. Some of the beekeepers thought we were involved in this business, please understand We have nothing to do with this individual. If you are a new beekeeper, please understand you don't need to pay for swarm calls, Please join our Free Bee Swarm Catchers List. We want to help save bees from Exterminators killing them, which is what was happening in Auckland. We were involved in a submission to Council for their call centre to call Beekeepers rather than Pest Exterminators. This is why we created this free resource for the Beekeeper community in New Zealand. Thanks Gary and Margaret kiwimana
  13. Kiwimana

    Swarm collectors Wellington

    Hi Rob, We also maintain a list and five or so people in the Wellington region, it's over HERE Here is the current Wellington Region Swarm Catchers:-
  14. We have just launched a new free application to make it much easier to listen to our show. The Application can be downloaded to your Phone or Tablet and you can take the kiwimana Buzz on the road with you. The application allows you to listen to the shows or download them to listen while you are not connected to the Internet, like in your car or on the treadmill. You can even listen to podcasts while you are building beehive Frames. How to install the kiwimana buzz Application - Android How to install the kiwimana buzz Application - Apple/IOS
  15. Kiwimana

    Auckland Beekeepers Club


    Hope the weather improves before Sat Martin