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Ive been thinking about this @jamesc
A Honey Hunter type reality program could really put NZ Honey on the  Map at a different level than it is currently.
I know the Bloke who developed the Wot wots, he took that show to China and he's still there although I do urge his family to get him home.
Ill run this past his Daughter who is a script writer and see where it goes.
Im not into that sort of thing but will send any inquiries your way.
 

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On 18/01/2019 at 11:09 PM, Philbee said:

There is an outstanding opportunity for a bunch like you lot down there to have one of those reality TV shows
Not a single one done so far could hold a candle to the quality of content available in a Beekeeping operation

The constant threat of Manuka war along with all the issues genuinely inherent to a season  with the Bees would make for outstanding entertainment


 

Manuka wars.... the chinese backed corporates riding shotgun over start up newbee

couzy Bro in Rua with a chiller full of Greenies for breakie and Big Moko Man who is ‘as sweet as’ with a smoky greenie for lunch.

Mean while,further north it’s hot and sweaty but they is all smiles pulling off the ‘gold’.

1200ks south someone tells Stoney he’s lost an axle on his trailer, but it only had two anyway, and JC is up before the judge for boundary riding.

And at the end of the day the camera pans to a Hong Kong parlour where the owner has bought a dozen jars of the Otira Hotels  Rata honey on the recommendation that it puts lead in the pencil.

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6 minutes ago, jamesc said:

Manuka wars.... the chinese backed corporates riding shotgun over start up newbee

couzy Bro in Rua with a chiller full of Greenies for breakie and Big Moko Man who is ‘as sweet as’ with a smoky greenie for lunch.

Mean while,further north it’s hot and sweaty but they is all smiles pulling off the ‘gold’.

1200ks south someone tells Stoney he’s lost an axle on his trailer, but it only had two anyway, and JC is up before the judge for boundary riding.

And at the end of the day the camera pans to a Hong Kong parlour where the owner has bought a dozen jars of the Otira Hotels  Rata honey on the recommendation that it puts lead in the pencil.

All the ingredients are there for a really good yarn

Would make shooting alligators and making duck callers look very average

Every good western needs a villain or two, its a winner for sure

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I have a suggestion for an episode. 

 

A merry band of priate beekeepers are scouring a remote  island looking for treasure. 

Over the hills, into the valleys  and swamps they go in the searing sun and 100% humidity.

 

Slowly, they collect the amber gold and load  it onto their ship moored out in the bay. 

Just as they’re about to head to the promised land with their treasure the wind picks up and maroons them on the island. For days on end they sit and watch the seas crash against their sturdy ship and pray they don’t drag the mooring or lose the precious cargo overboard. 

 

Tensions run high amongst the previously merry crew while they wait for the wind to ease, especially when they discover diesel bug in their fuel tank and the captain declares it too risky to travel under their own steam. Finally the wind drops, assistance arrives from the mainland and, under the cover of darkness, they head out into the trade route under tow. 

 

Our brave priate captain arrives after 10 hours at sea to find he can’t have his boat lifted out of the water as planned because a large vessel has run aground and is in the haulout slings waiting to have a cradle built. 

 

In the ensuing delay, word gets out to the local bee population and great clouds of bees descend on the ship trying to steal the treasure. A relentless battle is waged between the pirates armed with  hoses and sprinklers and the angry bees with their stingers poised to strike. 

A Crane, a truck and more brave beekeepers arrive and join in the  fight to save the crop. 

 

Slowly, painfully, each pallet of precious cargo is lifted clear of the bees and off the ship onto the waiting truck. 

 

At last, the exhausted beek captain calls home to say it’s all safe in the shed at the extractors.

 

Bottles are opened and cheers ring out. 

 

Another harvest done and dusted. 

 

 

 

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I can see it now.

A band of vigilantes beekeepers heavily disguised in their tie-dyed veils. Down they come in the middle of the night bringing truckload after truckload of hives to dump on top of the 200 corporate hives taking someone else's manuka.. 

Next morning in the grey light of dawn we see the devastated face of the corporate CEO as he cries. Damn! If I'd known this 10 acre block could support 1000 hives I would have put some more  in myself.

 

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Aye for sure .... it has the content .... the tricky part is catching it on film

1 hour ago, nikki watts said:

I have a suggestion for an episode. 

 

A merry band of priate beekeepers are scouring a remote  island looking for treasure. 

Over the hills, into the valleys  and swamps they go in the searing sun and 100% humidity.

 

Slowly, they collect the amber gold and load  it onto their ship moored out in the bay. 

Just as they’re about to head to the promised land with their treasure the wind picks up and maroons them on the island. For days on end they sit and watch the seas crash against their sturdy ship and pray they don’t drag the mooring or lose the precious cargo overboard. 

 

Tensions run high amongst the previously merry crew while they wait for the wind to ease, especially when they discover diesel bug in their fuel tank and the captain declares it too risky to travel under their own steam. Finally the wind drops, assistance arrives from the mainland and, under the cover of darkness, they head out into the trade route under tow. 

 

Our brave priate captain arrives after 10 hours at sea to find he can’t have his boat lifted out of the water as planned because a large vessel has run aground and is in the haulout slings waiting to have a cradle built. 

 

In the ensuing delay, word gets out to the local bee population and great clouds of bees descend on the ship trying to steal the treasure. A relentless battle is waged between the pirates armed with  hoses and sprinklers and the angry bees with their stingers poised to strike. 

A Crane, a truck and more brave beekeepers arrive and join in the  fight to save the crop. 

 

Slowly, painfully, each pallet of precious cargo is lifted clear of the bees and off the ship onto the waiting truck. 

 

At last, the exhausted beek captain calls home to say it’s all safe in the shed at the extractors.

 

Bottles are opened and cheers ring out. 

 

Another harvest done and dusted. 

 

 

 

And the villain.... ?

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Hmmm 

2 hours ago, jamesc said:

Aye for sure .... it has the content .... the tricky part is catching it on film

And the villain.... ?

Hmmm. Will have a think and get back to you. Must be able to write one in. 

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4 hours ago, jamesc said:

Aye for sure .... it has the content .... the tricky part is catching it on film

And the villain.... ?

I’ve worked it out. The villain is the new operator who purchased 3/4 acres over the road from  our 800acres and tried to ride our boundaries. Manuka wars alright. Complete with a stand-off in the middle of the road discussing the terms of engagement. 

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6 hours ago, nikki watts said:

I have a suggestion for an episode. 

 

A merry band of priate beekeepers are scouring a remote  island looking for treasure. 

Over the hills, into the valleys  and swamps they go in the searing sun and 100% humidity.

 

Slowly, they collect the amber gold and load  it onto their ship moored out in the bay. 

Just as they’re about to head to the promised land with their treasure the wind picks up and maroons them on the island. For days on end they sit and watch the seas crash against their sturdy ship and pray they don’t drag the mooring or lose the precious cargo overboard. 

 

Tensions run high amongst the previously merry crew while they wait for the wind to ease, especially when they discover diesel bug in their fuel tank and the captain declares it too risky to travel under their own steam. Finally the wind drops, assistance arrives from the mainland and, under the cover of darkness, they head out into the trade route under tow. 

 

Our brave priate captain arrives after 10 hours at sea to find he can’t have his boat lifted out of the water as planned because a large vessel has run aground and is in the haulout slings waiting to have a cradle built. 

 

In the ensuing delay, word gets out to the local bee population and great clouds of bees descend on the ship trying to steal the treasure. A relentless battle is waged between the pirates armed with  hoses and sprinklers and the angry bees with their stingers poised to strike. 

A Crane, a truck and more brave beekeepers arrive and join in the  fight to save the crop. 

 

Slowly, painfully, each pallet of precious cargo is lifted clear of the bees and off the ship onto the waiting truck. 

 

At last, the exhausted beek captain calls home to say it’s all safe in the shed at the extractors.

 

Bottles are opened and cheers ring out. 

 

Another harvest done and dusted. 

 

 

 

 

then cut to the extraction shed where the guys pulling there hair out as the machines break down and the stockpile of honey grows larger with every day.

 

@nikki watts we probably have enough footage of all that to make a tiny movie !

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13 minutes ago, tristan said:

 

then cut to the extraction shed where the guys pulling there hair out as the machines break down and the stockpile of honey grows larger with every day.

 

@nikki watts we probably have enough footage of all that to make a tiny movie !

? there’s another lot coming in tomorrow too. 

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19 minutes ago, tristan said:

 

then cut to the extraction shed where the guys pulling there hair out as the machines break down and the stockpile of honey grows larger with every day.

 

@nikki watts we probably have enough footage of all that to make a tiny movie !

It’s been a season of breakdowns. One ute with a blown engine, land cruiser with a stuffed gearbox. 

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And of course there was Jane L with her with her earpiece microphone and tightly fitting Bee suit, ... what, shes leading the bandits

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9 hours ago, nikki watts said:

I’ve worked it out. The villain is the new operator who purchased 3/4 acres over the road from  our 800acres and tried to ride our boundaries. Manuka wars alright. Complete with a stand-off in the middle of the road discussing the terms of engagement. 

Shotguns at high noon ..... the stainless short barrel type loaded with salt.

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6 hours ago, jamesc said:

Shotguns at high noon ..... the stainless short barrel type loaded with salt.

 

Thought you were going to suggest blue food colouring in sugar, after moving the friendly hives.

 

Ive been told of this being done in Manuka land.

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23 hours ago, nikki watts said:

? there’s another lot coming in tomorrow too. 

i think a certain someone was enjoying hanging out in the nice cool extraction room :D

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17 hours ago, frazzledfozzle said:

Don’t forget to include @Janice with her hazels out somewhere in the movie 

I was hoping that the Barron would also have a guest spot - I miss the episodes about him. 

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I'd forgotten about the Baron.   For sure, a man like that needs to feature .....  a man with faith and a dream for  the future  of the industry.... who has the means and the will to push the boundaries , for better or for worse and exhausts us lesser mortals  in the process .....  Legends.  

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