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Anyone have hives on Banks Peninsula, particularly the Diamond Harbour area? Do you get an early honey yield from all the gums, ngaio, and succulents that are flowering?

 

I ask because the bees have been working hard on all the plants in Church Bay where our bach is. If it wasn’t for the drive I’d have 2 hives over here. 

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I can’t comment on your situation , but my hives that have access to gum flowers in the winter and spring do very well . They never cap it though . It all gets fed to expanding populations 

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17 minutes ago, M4tt said:

They never cap it though . It all gets fed to expanding populations 

Which is a very good thing, it tastes yeeeertch.

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Uh Huh....When I used to work for Uncle Arthur we ran bees all around the Bays from Lyttllton to Diamond harbour.

Beautifull spring build up.

 

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51 minutes ago, jamesc said:

Uh Huh....When I used to work for Uncle Arthur we ran bees all around the Bays from Lyttllton to Diamond harbour.

Beautifull spring build up.

 

When the east coast is having a beautiful spring build up we are having rubbish weather .

Just like now .

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3 hours ago, kaihoka said:

When the east coast is having a beautiful spring build up we are having rubbish weather .

Just like now .

Yes I agree but do not forget the last two springs were quite dry.This is a normal spring as I remember it and I have resided on the coast for 35 yrs now

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5 hours ago, Bighands said:

Yes I agree but do not forget the last two springs were quite dry.This is a normal spring as I remember it and I have resided on the coast for 35 yrs now

but i do not want a normal bloody spring . LOL

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Be funny putting hives on the Diamond Harbour ferry 😂😂

 

I’m on the other side of the hill and the buildup is fantastic. Struggling to control the swarming urge this season...

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10 minutes ago, CHCHPaul said:

Struggling to control the swarming urge this season..

Perhaps you should see a health professional.

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A9CAE709-DFC4-4584-92A3-A43C0F5A0684.jpeg

The health professional recommended straddling this baby to sort the urge

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12 hours ago, jamesc said:

A9CAE709-DFC4-4584-92A3-A43C0F5A0684.jpeg

The health professional recommended straddling this baby to sort the urge

image.jpeg.54565be5f83515916cc6084f1733a807.jpegGo for it Jamesc, tell the tax man its for transporting bees

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Yeah nah .... mite just stick with the Ag 100 for the mo ..... goes more place that are interesting !

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