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17 minutes ago, jamesc said:

Manuka is done and dusted in this spot...so we’ll head home, by pass the Rata and relocate to the clover and Nodding Thistle.

just wish there was room for this beauty of a rock. 

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We got heaps like that one up here:3_grin:

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How much would it weigh... looks like sandstone

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Ok.... last rock photo

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He's gone mad since he learnt to post pics off his phone

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How about spme more photos from other contributors..... yesbutts NI coffee run...?

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If you insist. The only thing bee related about this shot of Mrs y's bike with an irrepairable blowout is that while we were waiting we shared a pool in a nearby stream with a bunch of young beeks who'e just finished putting wets out. West of Gisborne. James seems to have a thing about trucks too....

 

 

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gotta love a good rock hive.. been posted before..

back in the day when I was building with them if I found one I wanted I'd dig holes for my trailer wheels and roll the massive beast up onto the trailer. 

if you love the rock enough youll find a way to claim it. 

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On 20/01/2019 at 4:20 PM, Philbee said:

Koromiko is flowering here.

I hope it stays the distance and flowers till March/April as usual

 

This was last week the flowers are nearly done now.  Going to finish really early this year me thinks

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Finally stopped raining. Now it's blowing a gale. Enough

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Been a lovely day here escaping honey. Mostly done two boxes on the East coast. Escaped two, undersupered with another two wets as we are shaking honey from the brood.

It's hard to know, but I  don't think the fat lady will  be showing up for a while yet.

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7 hours ago, yesbut said:

If you insist. The only thing bee related about this shot of Mrs y's bike with an irrepairable blowout is that while we were waiting we shared a pool in a nearby stream with a bunch of young beeks who'e just finished putting wets out. West of Gisborne. James seems to have a thing about trucks too....

 

 

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 Blow the bike .....not a lot of blossom on the scrub .

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2 hours ago, john berry said:

Finally stopped raining. Now it's blowing a gale. Enough

I thought we were the only place that got gales .

We have cool moist gales . Bees do not like to fly in them .

Do they fly in a hot dry gale .

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20 hours ago, kaihoka said:

I thought we were the only place that got gales .

We have cool moist gales . Bees do not like to fly in them .

Do they fly in a hot dry gale .

Sure do .... and get home with the goodies !

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Bees here are going crazy on the Clover

28 deg C and its all on

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3 hours ago, Philbee said:

Bees here are going crazy on the Clover

28 deg C and its all on

Tokoroa all but done. Drying out quick with the heat and a bit of wind.

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The bees are foraging on....each others hives and nucs.  I was in the mating nuc yard today and it was like a war zone.  The robbing is ferocious.

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We are drying out also but my home Hives have 100s of hectares of ungrazed Clover.

Ive not seen so many fanning Bees and one of the 2 home hives Hives has gone from average to really heavy over a couple of days.

I stopped weighing it at 40kg when my scales maxed out.

My other home 2 box Hive is so heavy I cant heft it easily so Im guessing 80+ KG for 2 boxes.

Lots of Bees hanging out and I dont have any more boxes to put on it.

Im skint other than 3 frame nuc supers but thats just plain messy

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White Rata still coming in here.

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2 hours ago, Philbee said:

Lots of Bees hanging out and I dont have any more boxes to put on it.

Im skint other than 3 frame nuc supers but thats just plain messy

surely someone up your way has some supers and frames they need to get rid of?

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1 minute ago, tommy dave said:

surely someone up your way has some supers and frames they need to get rid of?

Lol
Ive got 6000 new waxed plastics and 5 packets of 285x 19mm but dont want to increase my gear.
There are 1000 boxes out there full of Honey and thats enough for me to worry about.

I make staples until midnight most nights and thats a priority
Thank goodness my Mite counts are low, because otherwise the Mite Slayer would be getting slayed right now

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My 2 mtr wide Oregano is bouncing with bees, the Houheria in full sun has started flowering with bees checking them out, still quite a few on the Bronze fennel and the winter savory.

Marjoram got smothered by the pineapple sage so its not being worked as much as it was last year. One of them has to get moved.

 

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Clover in areas around here. I concur an insect sucking nutrients as the death is localized.

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We've had some serious winds over the last couple of days resulting in my Louisa Plums getting smashed onto the ground. Now the bees are all over them. 

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I’ve always thought this plant/flower was Pennyroyal  but now I am not so sure. It is in a lot of lawns as a weed and due to being cut low keeps a fairly compact plant hence it never really match photos. It’s in most of the paddocks where my hives are located too and carries the same form as Pennyroyal as it doesn’t get cut low.

 

Can anyone id this flower?

 

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