Local residents and bee enthusiasts, Sean ,Kyle ,Marilain and Llewelyn have developed a new innovative bee hive entrance system call the BeeIQ Solutions Hive Gate.
The BeeIQ Solutions Hive Gate allows the bees to better defend their home from the pesky German Wasp, by mimicking a more natural hive entrance, also improving the dynamics inside the hive.
New BeeIQ Solutions Hive gates were fitted this week, easy to do. Check out the
pictures.German Wasp checking out the hive
Hive stripped down
Internal tunnel fitted
External entrance fitted
Hive back together
Amazing how fast the bees get used to the new entrance
See you all at club site.
Sunday 30 th, last hive check of 2018, some hives doing well with good caped honey frames, looking forward to extraction day.
Having googled, read books I took the plunge and got into bees, and with prodding from my neighbours I joined the Rodney bee club.
Attended most meetings, I listened , learned, fronted up to the field days, learnt how to extract honey…yum .
During meetings the clubs president always says remember…what works for that person may not work for you ..you need to look at your hive .
My hive has been slowly dropping numbers, but that’s alright , it’s winter ,so to be expected, I have got mite treatment, so cant be that , must be hungry, so I’ll keep feeding them but numbers kept dropping, built a fence to keep the cold southwesterly away, but still numbers kept dropping .
During the last field day, we all got involved, opened hives inspected, gee these hives are doing well..compared to mine. Than the penny dropped, my mite treatment was not working!!!.All the signs where there but i forgot..what works for that person might not work for you.
Got some different treatment, hey presto…dead mite city.
Took some interesting pictures with a microscope.
Richard receiving our RBC congratulations for his gaining his Bachelor of Applied Science (Biodiversity Management).