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November 2019 Apiary Diary

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1 hour ago, Bighands said:

may get good weather late summer but do not expect a good rata year at all.

Its looking pretty good here .

But we seem to have mostly northern rata .

Do you have that as well .

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28 minutes ago, kaihoka said:

Its looking pretty good here .

But we seem to have mostly northern rata .

Do you have that as well .

A little but mainly S.Rata

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57 minutes ago, Bighands said:

A little but mainly S.Rata

Two yrs ago when it looked like it was a big yr here it was also a big flowering further down the coast  later on .

I wonder when the rata flowers in the north island and where the big stands of northern rata are up there.

 

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2 hours ago, jamesc said:

We used to call this yard The graveyard.

Over the last few days it has become Sin City.

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holy moly, that's alot of hives in the middle of the pines.  I have to ask:  they got any tucker around the brood?

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39 minutes ago, kaihoka said:

Two yrs ago when it looked like it was a big yr here it was also a big flowering further down the coast  later on .

I wonder when the rata flowers in the north island and where the big stands of northern rata are up there.

 

In the Otira valley we have a large S.Rata flowering every 4 to 5 yrs.Do not ask me why this happens.I have asked all thje botanists but even they cannot answer me.

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7 hours ago, kaihoka said:

Sounds a lot , are they about 500 hive opperations .

I suppose making a living onthe island is not that easy

Ha. No one says the real amount of hives so it’s hard to guess. We have around 250, I think we would be the smallest. 

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Nice little apiary this one,lotsa tucker about...splits taken from strongest hives,all these queens have come thru winter and looking good atm.

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@Phil46

 I see you have all plastic frames .

Have you ever had trouble getting them drawn ?

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