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Honey bees have been around pretty much unchanged for a long time, some say about 30 million years, so maybe we can learn from them. They’re hard working, gentle and clever. On What’s the Buzz, you’ll learn how to get started with bees, find out how bees are doing, hear about the fascination of bees, the amazing waggle dance and much more. Brought to you by the Dunedin Beekeepers Club.

Honey bees have been around pretty much unchanged for a long time, some say about 30 million years, so maybe we can learn from them. They’re hard working, gentle and clever. On What’s the Buzz, you’ll learn how to get started with bees, find out how bees are doing, hear about the fascination of bees, the amazing waggle dance and much more. Brought to you by the Dunedin Beekeepers Club.
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Honey bees have been around pretty much unchanged for a long time, some say about 30 million years, so maybe we can learn from them. They’re hard working, gentle and clever. On What’s the Buzz, you’ll learn how to get started with bees, find out how bees are doing, hear about the fascination of bees, the amazing waggle dance and much more. Brought to you by the Dunedin Beekeepers Club.

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English


Episodes

Whats the Buzz - 15-09-2019 - The Fascination of Bees

9/15/2019
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The Fascination of Bees - Episode 4 of ‘What’s the Buzz’. We all tend to know that bees are pretty clever, given how small they are – they co-operate and have stunning communication skills. In this programme we look at two of these natural phenomena – the “Grand March” and the “Waggle Dance”. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz

Duration:00:25:28

Whats the Buzz - 08-09-2019 - How Are Honeybees Doing?

9/8/2019
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How Are Honeybees Doing? - As you’ll doubtless have heard, around the world there’s concern about honeybees – they are having a tough time, what with the varroa mite, increased pesticide usage (including neonics), agricultural monocultures (reducing good nectar and pollen foraging areas) and hive migration (for pollination) the bees are getting a hard time. Here we talk to Ash Samuelson. Ash has been visiting Dunedin for some R&R but has just finished her doctoral work at Royal Holloway Uni...

Duration:00:20:55

Whats the Buzz - 01-09-2019 - Getting Started Part 2 (Really Doing It)

9/1/2019
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Getting Started Part 2 (Really Doing It) - In todays programme Chris Hinton of the Dunedin Beekeeper's Club talks to Brian Ellis, also of the club, about where to site a hive. Then Chris himself will take you into the hive in a typical inspection of what's happening in there. Finally, we'll take you to a club day - with all the sounds, banter and advice that you'll find there. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz

Duration:00:27:11

Whats the Buzz - 25-08-2019 - Getting Started Part 1 (Lots of Advice)

8/24/2019
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Getting Started Part 1 (Lots of Advice) - Welcome to What's the Buzz’, brought to you by the Dunedin Beekeepers’ Club. On today's programme we take a look at starting up with bees, with a chat to Brian Pilley, club president, and a person who’s helped lots of folks start up, then with Caryl O’Connor, a keen new beekeeper from NE Valley. This the first of a series of five episodes, all timed for... We’ll look at topics ranging from making beeswax candles to whether bees in the city are doing...

Duration:00:25:46