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Canterbury ‘Bee Team’ helps typhoon victims in the Philippines

July 18, 2015 – 2:36 pm |

University of Canterbury
Canterbury ‘Bee Team’ helps typhoon victims in the Philippines
Five University of Canterbury (UC) students have returned from the Philippines after helping a poor community of 2,280 people establish hives of stingless bees to …

Plant these to help save the bees

February 27, 2014 – 8:13 pm |

Beekeepers on the rise in NZ, while varroa threat lessons

July 26, 2013 – 4:01 pm | 3 Comments
Beekeepers on the rise in NZ, while varroa threat lessons

There’s hope for the honey bee yet!
Despite threat to the honey bee species by varroa mite, demand for honey and the pollination of crops has lead to an increase in hives around New Zealand.
Stuff reports …

Introducing: Melbourne Rooftop Honey

July 2, 2011 – 10:09 am |

From PlanBig.com
Plan Description:
My partner and I are Beekeepers with a vision of bringing bees back to the city and suburbs of Melbourne. We set up this project as we saw a need …

New Zealand Bee Week: 30 May – 03 June 2011

May 30, 2011 – 6:08 pm |
New Zealand Bee Week: 30 May – 03 June 2011

Every year the National Beekeepers’ Association of NZ runs a National Bee Week. This year Bee Week will run from 30 May to 3 June.
More than one third of what we eat is the …

Natural, Sustainable Beekeeping in New Zealand

April 19, 2011 – 5:36 pm | One Comment

By Marcia Meehan.
My honey bees Apis mellifera, are precious in more ways than one. . . Some people understand that without our food plants being pollinated, except for the likes of rice and some cereals, …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog 264 – Save the Honey Bee

January 15, 2011 – 9:30 pm | 2 Comments

I started my life amongst the honey bees.  My father was an apiarist (amongst other things) and he initiated a way cool honey get-up, which is still running today, called Heaphy Honey.
He loved the …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog 224 – Honey – The Old Ways Remain

December 5, 2010 – 9:54 pm |

It was a quarter to eight in the morning (in fact this very morning) and I was driving, bleary eyed, into a petrol station with a sleeping child and a car-full of provisions.  We’d already …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog 199 – Honey Bees – A Sign of Hope

November 7, 2010 – 9:22 pm |

I was hang’n out on the main drag of Takaka today, gazing at some flowers and noticed a honey bee hard at work doing what bees do best.  Ten years ago this would have been …

The Wondrous World of Heirloom Vegetables

July 27, 2010 – 9:56 pm | 2 Comments

By Suzi Franks
Imagine lime green cauliflowers, white carrots and red Brussels sprouts. Or how about black tomatoes or lime green ones with dark green stripes or sweetcorn kernels that are all the colours of the …

Love the Bees – Beekeeping Thoughts Over the Winter Months

June 29, 2010 – 4:50 pm | One Comment
Love the Bees – Beekeeping Thoughts Over the Winter Months

For the hobbyist beekeeper, the winter months tend to be a time to reflect, read and maybe come up with a brilliant idea or two! I am not very good on the `ideas` front, but …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#70 – Introducing the Green Urban Living kiwi website

June 24, 2010 – 3:38 pm |

Don’t you love finding people who dream exciting green dreams and make them happen? Today I ‘met’ Janet Luke.  This is how she introduced herself to me via email:
“I am a Landscape Architect, Environmental Planner, Permaculturalist and …

Bees in Winter

April 29, 2010 – 7:50 am | 2 Comments

Honey bees snuggle-up during the colder months, they don`t actually hibernate like bears do, but gather into a ball-shaped mass close to the stored honey and pollen that they have collected, (supposedly plenty has been …

Bees Fit Anywhere!

March 31, 2010 – 1:35 pm |

Bees are ingenious little creatures – they will make a home anywhere it suits, including a starling box in a beautiful English garden, and under the roots of an Alder tree down by the Waikato …

Baby Bees

March 10, 2010 – 12:49 pm |

The bee hive is constantly busy – actually, that is the mother of all understatements.   The queen lays up to 2000, yes, that is two thousand, eggs a day during the spring and summer, …

Pure, Golden Wax …

February 9, 2010 – 9:04 pm | One Comment

One of the wonderful things about owning a TopBar hive full of industrious bees, is the abundance of beautiful, clean wax you have left after draining all the honey out. It is so much nicer …

The Honey Bee Revival: Sexy Sunflower Images (if you’re a bee)

January 27, 2010 – 8:04 am |

The Honey Bee Revival – TopBar Hives

January 26, 2010 – 3:25 pm |

I am always on the lookout for kinder, more sustainable ways of beekeeping, I believe TopBar hives are the way to go for people keen on keeping bees in a more natural environment.
I first read …

Honey Time

January 13, 2010 – 11:00 am | 3 Comments

This time of the year if the weather has been kind, is the time to collect honey from your hive. Hopefully the bees have been busy doing what they do best and bringing back plenty …

Bee Keeping – Reclaiming the Ancient Craft

January 2, 2010 – 11:57 am | 2 Comments

You Keep What??
This is the question I have had asked of me many times since I first put the idea of keeping bees out there. Some of the folks were finally convinced that …