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Established in 2009. If you want to learn about beekeeping this is the show for you. It's been described by many as fun and informative. Hosts Gary and Margaret from New Zealand share tips, interviews and news about beekeeping. We discuss ways to bee more successful with your bees, get a sweet honey crop and keep your bees healthy. Please give us a listen.

kiwimana Buzz Beekeeping Show - A Beekeeping Podcast/Show Gary Fawcett and Margaret Groot

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    • 4.3 • 12 Ratings

Established in 2009. If you want to learn about beekeeping this is the show for you. It's been described by many as fun and informative. Hosts Gary and Margaret from New Zealand share tips, interviews and news about beekeeping. We discuss ways to bee more successful with your bees, get a sweet honey crop and keep your bees healthy. Please give us a listen.

    Making a Gallon of Mead: Micro Mead Making With Michael Jordan

    Making a Gallon of Mead: Micro Mead Making With Michael Jordan

    Yay, we have just released a new beekeeping show. We hope you will enjoy this one. We sure enjoyed bringing it to you.
    We interview Michael Jordan who is a Beekeeper, Educator and Mead Maker from Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA. In this episode we discuss how and why Micro Mead Making is the greatest way to start Making Mead.
    Links / Resources mentioned this week
    Follow what Michael is doing on his FaceBook Page HERE 52 Meads in Year Videos Michael Jordan #1 AMMA CBD/THC Mead Award winning Medical Mead Movie American Mead Makers Association

    What is in the Show
    What is Micro Mead Making 00:04:41 What is the advantages of Micro Mead Making? 00:06:32 Little John's Braggot 00:07:57 How much Honey do you need to make a batch of Mead 00:08:50 Is Mead expensive to make? 00:09:49 The cannabis mead Michael Made 00:11:44 Mead as Medicine throughout History 00:12:32 A Meadery joins the fight against COVID-19 00:14:59 Why was Michael Been Banned? 00:15:46 Get the whole Family Involved 00:16:44 Banana Mead 00:17:25 The four major components of Mead 00:18:32 Why you need to document what you did 00:21:45 Award Winning Meads are not always good drinkable Meads 00:22:45 How long do you age a mead? 00:24:33 Is it legal to make mead? 00:26:11 Don't drink anrgry 00:28:54 Friar Michael can Marry you 00:29:15 History of Mead 00:31:27 What is Honeymoon Mead? 00:34:08 Michaels Dream is to own his own Meadery 00:35:40 Why making cannabis mead might get you banned 00:38:29 The Fat Bee Man Facebook Group 00:41:55 You only have to find one 00:44:19 Our Key Takeaways 00:46:27 Who helped us in bringing this show to you? 00:48:13 Full show notes
    These notes are a summary of the full show notes. The full show notes include pictures and more detail information about the show.
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    Gary and Margaret
    kiwimana buzz Beekeeping Show

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    • 50 min
    Q&A - Getting Ready for Winter

    Q&A - Getting Ready for Winter

    Wow, we have just released a new beekeeping Q & A show. We hope you will enjoy this one. We enjoyed bringing it to you.
    In this Live Q&A show we answer questions about Api Life Var and New Queens, where to put a box and Losing a Queen.
    Want to ask a question?
    What’s Your Number One Beekeeping Problem? Tell us HERE
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    http://kiwi.bz/159
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    Gary and Margaret
    kiwimana buzz Beekeeping Show
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    • 37 min
    Q and A - Don't Blow my Buzz

    Q and A - Don't Blow my Buzz

    Yay, we have just released a new beekeeping Q & A show. We hope you will enjoy this one. We enjoyed bringing it to you.
    In this show we answer questions about Controlling Varroa Mites, People Allergic to Bees and How to find the Queen in a hive.
    Links / Resources mentioned this week
    The Bienen podcast with the Thomas Seeley talk Want to ask a question?
    What’s Your Number One Beekeeping Problem? Tell us HERE
    Full show notes
    These notes are a summary of the full show notes. The full show notes include pictures and more detail information about the show.
    The full show notes are here:-
    http://kiwi.bz/158
    Thanks
    Gary and Margaret
    kiwimana buzz Beekeeping Show
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Banned in the EU But Still Sold in NZ

    Banned in the EU But Still Sold in NZ

    We have just released a new beekeeping show. We hope you will enjoy this one. We sure enjoyed bringing it to you.  Something to listen to while in covid-19 lockdown.
    This week we ask why the EU is banning pesticides and What are some great plants that help bumble bees. We have roving reporters checking in from Scotland, England, Australia and United States
    Links / Resources mentioned this week
    Entire European Union Bans a Bayer Insecticide Bumble Bees’ Favorite Flowers Identified to Aid Bee Restoration Book: Honey Bee Drones: Specialists in the Field - Graham Kingham What is in the Show
    What's Happening with our Bees - We talk to Margaret 00:01:18 Roving Reporters 00:07:51 - Dunblane - Scotland 00:08:24 - Hampshire, England 00:11:23 - Long Island - United States 00:14:48 - Victor Harbor - South Australia 00:18:21 This Week in Beebooks 00:22:44 Beekeeping News 00:24:13 Entire European Union Bans a Bayer Insecticide 00:24:27 Bumble Bees - Favorite Flowers Identified to Aid Bee Restoration 00:30:14 Update from us 00:34:13 Feedback from You 00:35:25 Who helped us in bringing this show to you? 00:38:25 Full show notes
    These notes are a summary of the full show notes. The full show notes include pictures and more detail information about the show.
    The full show notes are here:-
    http://kiwi.bz/157
    Thanks
    Gary and Margaret
    kiwimana buzz Beekeeping Show
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    • 41 min
    Detroit Bee City

    Detroit Bee City

    We have just released a new beekeeping show. We hope you will enjoy this one. We sure enjoyed bringing it to you.
    In this episode we talk about Bees in Detroit and why Almond Milk is not good for bees. We have roving reporters checking in from Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, England and Canada.
    Links / Resources mentioned this week
    Creating a buzz in Detroit’s vacant lots Almond Milk Is Even More Evil Than You Thought What is in the Show
    What's happening with us 00:01:08 What's Happening with our Bees – We talk to Margaret 00:02:32 Roving Reporters 00:12:02 – Victoria – Australia 00:12:16 – Central Auckland – New Zealand 00:15:32 – Dunblane – Scotland 00:18:53 – Sheffield – UK 00:22:04 – Ontario – Canada 00:25:45 Do You Want to Be Part of Show and Become Roving Reporter 00:32:05 This Week in Beebooks 00:32:49 Creating a buzz in Detroit's vacant lots 00:34:54 Almond Milk Is Even More Evil Than You Thought 00:37:27 Feedback from You - The Summer Survey 00:45:02 Who helped us in bringing this show to you? 00:51:02 Full show notes
    These notes are a summary of the full show notes. The full show notes include pictures and more detail information about the show.
    The full show notes are here:-
    http://kiwi.bz/156
    Thanks
    Gary and Margaret
    kiwimana buzz Beekeeping Show
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    • 53 min
    Is Honey Good for Kids

    Is Honey Good for Kids

    Merry Christmas, we have just released a new beekeeping show. We hope you will enjoy this one. We sure enjoyed bringing it to you.
    In this episode we ask Is there any Health Benefits for Children to eat Honey and and it's not all about the Honey in Wales. We also have roving reporters checking in from the United States and New Zealand.
    Please Support this podcast on Patreon
    Links / Resources mentioned this week 5 Honey Health Benefits for Children Over 2 Bees: It's not all about honey for Wales' 180 varieties A Free Month of HiveTracks What is in the Show What's Happening with our Bees - We talk to Margaret 00:01:13 Roving Reporters 00:08:58 - Long Island - United States 00:09:15 - Colorado - United States 00:11:14 - Oxford - New Zealand 00:15:39 Do You Want to Be Part of Show and Become Roving Reporter 00:18:51 Have you Tried Out Hive Tracks? 00:19:11 Bees: It's not all about honey for Wales - 180 varieties 00:27:08 Who helped us in bringing this show to you? 00:32:56 Some more Beekeeping tips from Margaret 00:34:56 The Summer Survey - Have your Say 00:35:26 Christmas Thanks 00:35:49 Tips for people going on Summer Holidays 00:36:13 Full show notes These notes are a summary of the full show notes. The full show notes include pictures and more detail information about the show.
    The full show notes are here:-
    http://kiwi.bz/155
    Thanks
    Gary and Margaret
    kiwimana buzz Beekeeping Show
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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

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Great podcast for local New Zealand conditions. Thanks and keep up the great work.

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Great Kiwi Podcast!

Another great Kiwi podcast to get stuck into! Really impressed with Gary and Margaret and their chilled out laid back informative style.

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