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Just realised my last post is probably in the wrong post. Not too worried but if any technical administrator that there would like to change it it would be fine. Sorry.

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31 minutes ago, kaihoka said:

James must be old enough to remember days we never experienced 

More like mean as cat sh****

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1 hour ago, Stoney said:

 

Was there a few years ago still doing hard sometimes filthy habbit mine was at lest two 50s of drum a week. Still married happy wife happy life with you...

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Two 50s of drum per week is simply staggering! 

Where you filling your smoker up with one, while smoking the other? 

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i'm not sure if apibioxal is just a product name but seems to be oxalic acid based product, and its use is the same as oxalic acid both drenching or fogging from what i can see. i use oxalic acid as a drench very early spring and after i take honey off before i put strips in.

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More test results. 

This lot is funny because I decided to get some of my clover/pasture batches tested- almost all of it has come in as multifloral manuka. What a joke. The last 3 batches are super light colour and have no manuka character at all. 

It also looks to me like 3pla is a marker for kanuka, not manuka. Shouldn't be in the manuka standard at all. I'm guessing it's only there because the researchers don't know how to tell the difference between manuka and kanuka honey. 

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2 hours ago, john berry said:

Has anyone used apibioxal . As far as I can see is just an expensive form of oxalic acid. I could really use any local information I can get on this product and why people use either it or generic oxalic acid. I could really uses information as part of some research I am doing and the outcome could be important for all of us.

Appears to be oxalic and glucose.. vaporising leaves caramelised glucose residue in the bowl. 

Can be used as a drizzle also, mixed with syrup. 

Fair bit of info online about in in U.K.. 

generic oxalic is so cheap. Put a label on it and it ups the costs. 

Also contains Silica... as a retired Stonemason believe me the fear of Silicosis is very real.

Breathing apparatus is a must. 

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22 minutes ago, Merk said:

More test results. 

This lot is funny because I decided to get some of my clover/pasture batches tested- almost all of it has come in as multifloral manuka. What a joke. The last 3 batches are super light colour and have no manuka character at all. 

It also looks to me like 3pla is a marker for kanuka, not manuka. Shouldn't be in the manuka standard at all. I'm guessing it's only there because the researchers don't know how to tell the difference between manuka and kanuka honey. 

Screenshot_20180328-164835.png

 

I wish our results looked like yours !

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2 hours ago, glynn said:

Was there a few years ago still doing hard sometimes filthy habbit mine was at lest two 50s of drum a week. Still married happy wife happy life with you...

My ex smoked drum .

Does it still exist .

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I smoked drum yes it still exists.

i gave up in 1999 and I still love the smell of ciggie smoke and I know if I had one puff I would be back into it. 

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I gave up 34 years ago. It only took about 5 years until I hated the smell of smoke but for a while it smelt better than bacon.

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1 hour ago, Janice said:

I gave up 34 years ago. It only took about 5 years until I hated the smell of smoke but for a while it smelt better than bacon.

I agree.  I gave up 40 years ago.

It was one of the best days work ever. 

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i gave up when they got too expensive.

50 cents a pkt !!

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i never gave into peer-pressure and started. 

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It wasn’t peer pressure that got me started because none of my friends smoked.

i started at high school I want to be a hard arse.

unfortunately since giving up I’ve morphed into a lard arse so I’ve gone from a high chance of dying from lung cancer to a high chance of dying of a heart attack :( 

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9 minutes ago, frazzledfozzle said:

unfortunately since giving up I’ve morphed into a lard arse so I’ve gone from a high chance of dying from lung cancer to a high chance of dying of a heart attack

could be worse... you could be a vegan. 

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26 minutes ago, frazzledfozzle said:

It wasn’t peer pressure that got me started because none of my friends smoked.

i started at high school I want to be a hard arse.

unfortunately since giving up I’ve morphed into a lard arse so I’ve gone from a high chance of dying from lung cancer to a high chance of dying of a heart attack :( 

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the worst thing would be to be a hard arse lard arse.

at least smoking keeps you skinny.

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1 hour ago, kaihoka said:

the worst thing would be to be a hard arse lard arse.

at least smoking keeps you skinny.

Or a hard arse lard arse vegan

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8 minutes ago, Dennis Crowley said:

Or a hard arse lard arse vegan

true

but vegans normally have no arse but a large stomach from having to digest so much extra food to get any sustenance.

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Interesting to me is the Manuka pollen DNA results.

every single sample sent for testing has passed even our almost pure beech honey dew honey.

gotta wonder why the DNA pollen is even in there if that’s how it tests.

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