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About SeanMonica

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    Helensville, Kaukapakapa, South Head
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    Bee-IQ Solutions
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    Equipment Supplier
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    +64294274980
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    sean@beeiq.solutions
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  1. Box of 100 HiveGates. If you want to manage your beehives as nature intended then install a HiveGate. Highly effective in allowing your bees to defend their hives from wasps and bee robbing. Depending on your hive and base setup you may require a PeriScope or an AdapterPlate. The advantage of the HiveGate is that its use is 100% chemical-free; is always on, i.e does not require ongoing monitoring, is NOT dependent on lures or preferential food sources of the invader etc. Installation videos are available on our site: www.beeiq.solutions Price includes GST, but excludes freight. Do a buy now, but please be aware that there will be a separate charge for freight depending on where you are located.
  2. View Offer HiveGate box of 100 Box of 100 HiveGates. If you want to manage your beehives as nature intended then install a HiveGate. Highly effective in allowing your bees to defend their hives from wasps and bee robbing. Depending on your hive and base setup you may require a PeriScope or an AdapterPlate. The advantage of the HiveGate is that its use is 100% chemical-free; is always on, i.e does not require ongoing monitoring, is NOT dependent on lures or preferential food sources of the invader etc. Installation videos are available on our site: www.beeiq.solutions Price includes GST, but excludes freight. Do a buy now, but please be aware that there will be a separate charge for freight depending on where you are located. Price 1,242.00 NZD Submitter SeanMonica Submitted 05/18/19 Category Equipment For Sale
  3. Hey @buzzybees that nuc is doing well. If the weather improves this weekend I will take some pics. The miracle nuc had an old queen in that I need to replace in spring. The other nucs all had introduced grafted queen cells that I got from the local club. All hives have eggs in, although not a lot considering the time of year. I have fed all of them sugar water about a month ago now, I need to check this weekend on reserves. Still plenty of wasps around but they are mostly scavenging off the odd dead bee that I see on the ground. If any are getting into the hive then I am not seeing it.
  4. The AdapterPlate has been designed to suit HiveGate, but makes for a great entrance guard. Use two screws on the front of your hive and you can quickly and easily remove the ApaterPlate. In peak honey flow use the double sided to ensure optimal opening. Made from galvanized steel, it is both strong and durable. Second photo shows the HiveGate installed with the AdapterPlate. This offer is for 1 AdapterPlate. Price or discount points are for quantities of 20 : 100: 500, so if you need quantity then please note that the price is lower than buying just 1.
  5. View Offer AdapterPlate The AdapterPlate has been designed to suit HiveGate, but makes for a great entrance guard. Use two screws on the front of your hive and you can quickly and easily remove the ApaterPlate. In peak honey flow use the double sided to ensure optimal opening. Made from galvanized steel, it is both strong and durable. Second photo shows the HiveGate installed with the AdapterPlate. This offer is for 1 AdapterPlate. Price or discount points are for quantities of 20 : 100: 500, so if you need quantity then please note that the price is lower than buying just 1. Price 5.69 NZD Submitter SeanMonica Submitted 05/16/19 Category Equipment For Sale
  6. It is more than promising @DuncanCook. The photo shows a HD smart base. We have only recently launched the product, there are a couple of testimonials on the website, they are relatively well known people you are welcome to contact them. We are working on getting more. It will fix your problem.
  7. I agree with Matt that with this warm weather this is very likely to happen. Are you using a new or older type Hivedoc base? Up until now reducing the entrance size has been the best option to reduce robbing but comes with the consequences that entry is restricted as you see in yours. If you fit a HiveGate you will mitigate a lot of this problem and as your hive is fairly strong you could always add two. This is easier to do on the new type hive doctor base. With the HiveGate you still have a relatively large opening but the delivery of the bees to the inside is to the cluster rather than to poorly defended void spaces. Sean
  8. @mischiefme to. I will post back into this section. So far winter has not appeared, but that is surely going to change soon.
  9. @yesbutnot sure what you mean by doing everyone favour. Vespex is great product and yes, one day maybe I will use it. My experience with this Nuc was both wasps and other bee robbing ....
  10. This is a story about my miracle Nuc. In early/mid-April I took my strongest hive and split it into 4 nucs, well sort of. I used full depth standard brood boxes. I was really testing the boundaries here as I should have only split into 2, not 4, I did not have spare frames to fill the box, or smaller Nuc boxes. And lastly, I was going overseas. But keen for a challenge, I reduced the entrance sizes & disappeared. So nearly the end of April I get back from overseas and check on the hives and one of the nucs is all but dead. Open it up and virtually no bees left, no honey stores, about 10 wasps were buzzing inside and the comb had that fine breadcrumb look that is characteristic of robbing. Left with no choice but to break this hive down, I started to do this. Removed frames, tried to chase the wasps away and then suddenly I noticed the queen walking on one of the frames that I left outside of the hive. So can we debunk that myth: wasps DO NOT enter a hive and specifically target the queen and kill her! So I quickly put the frames back in, went to the strongest other Nuc I could find, stole 1 frame that had some brood, went back to the "dead" one, smoked the gajieebies out of it and slapped in the new frame. Because there were zero food reserves, I mixed up sugar water and fed all of the hives at this site (9 of them). Then fitted HiveGates to all of the hives (we had just got our first production through). The robbing effect from the bees on every hive was frantic for the next week. Zillions of bees on the outside of every hive. And this is what I observed on the nearly dead hive. There was still some entry of wasps and robber bees into the hive. But as I was not filming what was happening inside the hive, I could not see if, or how many actually entered. This hive still had very few bees, so it was really difficult for them to defend their hives from intruders. A week later I cleared out a good cupful of dead bees inside. Most were older and I suspect robbers. This I interpret as the hive been incredibly weak, and with very few young bees to do their cleaning house duties. This photo shows what I took yesterday. The hive is rebuilding itself and virtually no dead bees or wasps on the floor. This is crazy, it really should not have survived. As I opened the hive, a bee flew up carrying a dead wasp. You cannot see it clearly in the photo but it is on the left wall and then later on top of the frame. There are still zillions of wasps around here, so good to see that if they do enter, they are dying inside the hive, and that the bees are clearing them out. Sean
  11. Thanks, Daniel, please make sure that you introduce yourself to us at Fieldays. Fingers crossed we are hoping for some nice awards You raise an interesting point and is one that we have been toying with for a long time. How can we measure the cost of the wasp problem besides complete colony loss? Most of the surveys done regarding wasp problems are subjective and are more interested in hive loss due to wasps, But you have to wonder if the increase in wasp numbers is not significantly contributed to by the amount of beehives out there - we are feeding the wasps. What is this costing us in honey production? What is the cost of mass bee loss due to wasps even though the hive still survives? I actually prefer using a standard style wooden floor. When using a HiveGate there appears to be a positive effect on humidity management when we are able to suck air directly from the cluster, rather than the overall beehive. We have tested the HiveGate for over a year and we do not get a build up of dead bees or wasps inside. Saying that there are a couple of pointers. I am just about to post a finding, and in this situation, I did get a build up in this hive. The "hive maintenance" functions are carried out by the young bees, before they become foragers, so as long as you have young bees, they will clear the hive. Regards Sean Yes, @fieldbeethe waspy thingees is actually a lot more than wasp control, but if you do have wasps, then HiveGate will allow your bees to effectively defend themselves against those critters. Do a search for beeiq.solutions, there is a video there that we took nearly a year ago when we were developing our ideas.
  12. Hi Philbee, glad to see you have seen the light 😉. This afternoon we got confirmation that we will exhibit at the Field Days Innovation center, so thousands will have the opportunity to understand a little more. Then 2 weeks after that we will be at APINZ. We really do believe that this is just the start of a journey. Sean
  13. View Offer HiveGate HiveGate.docx Price 25.30 NZD Submitter SeanMonica Submitted 04/22/19 Category Equipment For Sale
  14. Tommy. Is that how you normally talk to people or is this just your online format? To state the facts in reply to your comments: 1. both my hives, plus that of my business partner were being severely attacked by wasps last year, despite trying many commercially available products plus following all the recommended common practices, we were losing the battle. 2. when we started out we were just trying to solve our problem and had no intention of developing a commercial product, however, after a couple of months we had made significant progress and decided that this could be a commercial option. Difficult for me not to read between the lines here, but you seem to have a problem with this. Unfortunately, in our world, we do need to generate a profit so that we can put food on the table. 3. Am I lying? a good read for you: 7 habits of highly effective people. Could have a big positive impact on how people perceive you. 4. yes, we are well aware of the simple free wasp guard plans you mention. Pity they did not work for us, nor will they work for many others. 5. For you, "our product is an elaborate, and flawed version of this guard that is effectively free to make & effective", for others who are open to taking a little time in exploring what we have developed, it is something very different. With restrictions on this forum about me putting our website details on it is tricky for me to refer people to. So Tommy, we are just setting out, it is a brand new company, we will only have first product in about two weeks. Sorry that we do not live up to your high expectations, but would be nice to cut a small break in giving us just a little wriggle room in that it may take a little longer than 2 weeks to get everyone up to speed with what we are doing. I am abroad at the moment but will be back in a week. I would be more than happy to have a call with you to run through what we are up to. So far we have done 2 formal presentations, and as we learn for each we improve our messaging to make it clearer. This is not hocus pocus stuff, and we have not created an elaborate widget in an attempt to gain a marginal improvement. Todate we have gained 100% wasp control, and we are reasonably sure that this will extend beyond wasps as well. Regards Sean
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