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  2. frazzledfozzle

    Watch what you say.

    I think that’s a great idea
  3. Merk

    What does 'pure manuka' mean?

    So what do think 'pure manuka' is referring to?
  4. Philbee

    Back the truck up APINZ

    The girls from the C...mores/ Corn... were conected to Whanganui Often wonder what became of them, One is in Pink cats town Yes giant blue Bulls, thousands of Pigs especially on Bills place
  5. Philbee

    August 2018 Apiary Diary

    No not mastication at all, Im not sure that Mastication is even an appropriated Bee word. The Staple like all Strips is a contact device. The Bees do remove it but whether they Masticate is a matter of interpretation
  6. Well, there's no other standard world wide currently so I guess in the lack of any opposition...........it is simply marketing.
  7. dansar

    August 2018 Apiary Diary

    By mastication.......🤔
  8. Philbee

    August 2018 Apiary Diary

    A Gib tape staple is actually a remarkably complex piece of kit that has the Devil in the detail. The next one is as apparently simple but will last at least 2 months in the epi center of the Brood nest It is designed to allow for future application options and will cost about 3 cents more each than the current ones Its likely that these things will be used in their tens of millions each year around the world within 10 years. Modesty aside, its likely these humble pieces of paper are the most significant agricultural discovery of recent history
  9. Ali

    Back the truck up APINZ

    Agreed @Philbee, magical place. 70's was my time through there. Biggest wild bulls and boars I've ever seen! Place was full of thistle and ragwort on what grass there was even then. Imagine it would be full of hives these days. Surrounding valleys anyway. A Lot of Manuka.
  10. Russ

    Watch what you say.

    I may leave a hive behind and see what happens.
  11. Merk

    What does 'pure manuka' mean?

    Marketing at its best? I disagree. You can't bang on about integrity and honesty in the advertising, and then call the brand 'puriti' and advertise 'pure manuka' based on mpi's (weak) minimum standard. There's stretching the truth and then there's outright misleading, and I reckon this falls under the latter category
  12. Dennis Crowley

    August 2018 Apiary Diary

    Nothing ventured nothing gained, I watched an interesting Ted Talk once about how to dry your hands with paper towels and save the amount you use, one way was using lots of them, the other way was using less, the difference between the two was not a lot but the way you used them made all the difference, all about the way moisture and paper work together. His next talk was about how to save on toilet paper but I gave that one a miss.
  13. Philbee

    Back the truck up APINZ

    Hunted? yes started down there in 1984, Hunted all those valleys Even spent a few interesting days with the beast of Mangatiti, his Son and the prisoner girl Stayed in his house and eat around his fire Told him off for not removing a dead Pigeon from the loft Used to drink Moonshine with his bad as brother up another valley and got met with a shotgun and bitten by the dog while trying my luck with his daughter. I know the area well and was recently very disturbed to see all the weeds that the quads on the cycle way dragged in. Its a magical place full of history and mischief. You are from Whanganui? Are you....
  14. Ted

    Watch what you say.

    I wouldn’t bet the house on that one either!!
  15. Bron

    Back the truck up APINZ

    @frazzledfozzlewe had an okay day despite the weather forecast, no looking good for tomorrow, but we'll see then!
  16. Bighands

    Watch what you say.

    Or Roundup not causing cancer
  17. Philbee

    Watch what you say.

    Once upon a time I trapped many predators including weasels, stoats, ferret and cats weasels are rare and not too smart, female stoats are very smart , female ferrets are smart as are female cats The males of all these species tend to be rather reckless and easy to catch Unfortunately they have the lowest kill value. When catching these animals dont touch the trap with your bare hands and best leave the trap unbaited in it's chosen spot for a few weeks so that the animals get used to seeing it. Then bait it with fresh rabbit skin Most trappers give up because the process can be a long one.
  18. kaihoka

    Watch what you say.

    How does 1080 poison kill plant roots . How does the poison work on plants . What is the chemistry involved .?
  19. Russ

    Watch what you say.

    That was told to me when I couldn't cook toast.
  20. frazzledfozzle

    Watch what you say.

    Like burnt toast causing cancer
  21. Russ

    Watch what you say.

    I'm all for 1080, if it is not dropped from the air but used in bait stations that only the target animals can access. Throughout history we have been told that various products are safe, only to find out later that they are not, lets hope that DOC are correct with their methods.
  22. frazzledfozzle

    Watch what you say.

    There were plenty of beekeepers behind the scenes complaining about the bus that’s why it was pulled so quickly. Some things are best done out of public view it would have done nothing helpful to honey producers to make a public fuss over the bus and its (imho) false scare mongering
  23. Just marketing/branding at it's best is all it means I reckon. Not knocking it Adam.
  24. Bighands

    Watch what you say.

    Carol sawyer was threatened wit a law suit from a West Coast beekeeper but that was withdrawn I believe as his case would not have stood up in court.Carol is very sure of her facts before she posts on face book.All she was doing was quoting a post from this forum.
  25. I equality in a nutshell. We would all be better off if 1000 people paid $15 , rather than 10 people paid $1500. Spread the love .
  26. Bighands

    Watch what you say.

    This subject was bought up originally by Daley.She saw an article produced months ago by an anti 1080 protester.The photo came from John Bisset in the Waikato and Don Mac produced an article in 2018 on this forum about 1080.This lady used it on her face book page.I never saw any beekeeper complaining about the bus in central Wellington with the advertising on it.We all have our views and will never agree.This is just like Agent Orange except worse. Carol Sawyer is only repeating what someone else posted on here in 2015.
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