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I have a tiny dilemma.......this arrived in the mail today, from a relative overseas, who wasn't aware of the rules....

I'm probably going to open it and have a taste...

 

 

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And tell us an unbiased opinion of taste 

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Tastes like plagiarism.

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tastes like tell mpi how useless the border controls are

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I would report it to MPI immediately and ask them what to do about it. They need to know that border security has been breached. I have to admit I would be tempted to have a taste although if it's like a lot of Australian honey one taste would be enough. (There are some nice honeys in Australia)

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12 minutes ago, john berry said:

I would report it to MPI immediately and ask them what to do about it. They need to know that border security has been breached. I have to admit I would be tempted to have a taste although if it's like a lot of Australian honey one taste would be enough. (There are some nice honeys in Australia)

agree, and stuff it, i'll email it through this weekend with contact info:

 

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Jeez I'd better taste it before 8.30 am !  I was going to suggest couriering it around to whoever wanted a taste... 

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30+ mgo manuka.   what a joke  i'v got 300+ mgo clover honey   # Mpi rules

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Well there ya go ..... marketing is everything ..... I've got tonnes of 45 MGO west coast Kamahi ....... did'nt I tell ya things are looking up !

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There’s probably more European Foulbrood spores than MGO in that jar. 

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28 minutes ago, Stoney said:

There’s probably more European Foulbrood spores than MGO in that jar. 

True that

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In NZ when you send something overseas, you have to declare the contents.  Please don't tell me that this was listed on the envelope as honey.  If that's the case we not only have a biosecurity breach, we have blind people assessing incoming mail.

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17 minutes ago, Maggie James said:

Please don't tell me that this was listed on the envelope as honey.

You can sort of relax, it was marked as a gift....

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"Gift" covers a multitude of sins

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4 hours ago, yesbut said:

You can sort of relax, it was marked as a gift....

 

So the sender knew about the rules. That makes her/him more guilty.

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5 minutes ago, Kiwi Bee said:

 

So the sender knew about the rules. 

 No. There are a lot of people out there unaware of a whole lot.

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What has happened with this honey and have MPI been notified?  If this honey were to contain EFB it would be our industry equivalent of the bubonic plague hitting NZ.  Have you given the exotic bee pest or disease hotline a call?  0800 80 99 66 - I understand that when you ring this with a bona fide call, things are meant to start getting actioned within ten minutes.  It could  be an interesting exercise and maybe you could keep us informed of what's happening or what isn't.  I have never come across anyone who has rung this bat line!

 

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35 minutes ago, Maggie James said:

What has happened with this honey

It went in my fire last night.

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HaHaa .... Did you taste it .... and will you give a recommendation ....

 A few years ago we had a Czech man on who wanted to learn about the bees. So we taught him. He went back to the Czech republic and cranked up some bee hives  and  sent us some of his first seasons  Chestnut Honey.  It was yummy ..... and then went into the fire.

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I did try a bit, tasted just like ours at first, but I couldn't get rid of an unpleasant sickly "offish" after taste.

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7 hours ago, Maggie James said:

"Gift" covers a multitude of sins

if you want good tabs or pills...

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1 hour ago, yesbut said:

I did try a bit, tasted just like ours at first, but I couldn't get rid of an unpleasant sickly "offish" after taste.

Gum to stick yer mouth and pull the look a likes out ..... eh.

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