Hi this is Episode Sixty Two of our beekeeping podcast, This week we are talking about Anarchist Beekeeping, beekeeping training programs and an new Effective Biological Varroa mite Treatment.
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A great story of a 11-year-old’s quest to keep honey bees and the club he has joined.Jake Reisdorf of Carmel is sectioning off a spot in his yard for his special project. He's done his homework and made it into a fifth-grade project on entrepreneurship as well. It's a bit risky, but his parents agreed to let him go for it.
Innovation: Effective Biological Varroa mite Treatment
Getting the male varroa mites to mate at the wrong time could this be answer to varroa mites?Researches of University of Hohenheim (Germany) manage to create first effective biological protection against Varroa mites.
Animated Pesticide use maps
Some animation of pesticide use the US in the last twenty years from Tom Theobald from the Boulder County Beekeepers. Check out episode 63 of our podcast, where we will be interviewing Tom.Recently the United States Geological Survey released a huge database of Pesticide Use Maps that map the use of 459 pesticides from 1992–2011.
Auckland Transport No Spray List can be found HERE15 Household Uses for Honey
A great post about some great uses of honey in the Household. Did you know it can be used as a Hangover cure and goes well with blue cheese?Honey is a wonderful tool for healing the body, both inside and out. It is moisturizing, exfoliating, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory: all boons for our skin. Plus it soothes throats, relieves upset tummies and even fights off hangovers.
How to grow an edible garden without it costing the earth
Janet Luke shares some great tips on how to create a edible garden in this video. Janet has some other great videos on all kind of homestead.Watch as Landscape Architect Janet Luke shares her passion for permaculture, edible landscaping and sustainable garden design. Her advice includes where to put your vege garden, which items are “garden gold”, and what it's important to splurge on.
Agribiz targets bright kids
A new program in high schools in New Zealand, hopes to gain Education-approved NCEA qualification in 2017 and teach students Agribusiness subjects such as beekeeping.Agribusiness studies are coming to secondary schools throughout the country with New Zealand’s brightest senior college students being targeted to learn a raft of career skills from agriscience and agritechnology to agrimarketing and finance.
‘Ebola of bee industry’ has hit
Lack of responsibility by some beekeepers in the far north is causing an outbreak of American Foul Brood. Sad news for the responsible beekeepers in the area.American foulbrood, described by Far North Adult Literacy student Brian Sillick as the Ebola of the bee industry, has not only arrived in the Far North but is running rampant according to FNAL tutor Hine LeLievre.
On job training programme welcomed by beekeeping industry
A great new course for new beekeepers that involves on the job training and classes, so beekeepers don’t need to take extended periods off work to complete. It’s open for hobby beekeepers as well.Earlier this year, Primary ITO developed a programme for on job training for the National Certificate in Apiculture - Level 2 with input and peer review from industry experts.
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