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The Temperature is Rising

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:13 am    Post subject: The Temperature is Rising Reply with quote

Merry Christmas, well it will bee in a couple of weeks in New Zealand. Its summer in New Zealand and The Temperature is Rising.

In this beekeeping podcast we discuss Spring, Summer, Winter bees and high honey prices. This is Episode Eighty two of our beekeeping podcast.

You can listen to the show here:-

The Temperature is Rising

Or search for 'kiwimana' or 'beekeeping' in your podcast application.

Here's What was discussed

  • Beekeepers Q&A
  • Bees are building up fast
  • Auckland Council picking on old lady beekeepers
  • Four New Bee Species found in Australia
  • Preschoolers tackle bee drowning issues
  • What is Monsanto doing to children in South America
  • 10 Reasons Beehives Die in the Winter
  • Questions from you

Well have a great Christmas guys and thank you to all our listeners and supporters. We hope you have a safe and happy holiday season.

Gary and Margaret

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