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15 hours ago, Gino de Graaf said:

Hey Rob, bit confused. So umf 15-20 mono is worth about? In the drum. 

I hear demand for UMF mono 5 odd. 

 

Is the Australian fires going to help sell Manuka here? 

Hi Gino, the glib answer is it's worth what a willing seller and buyer agree on. 

I deal in finished products, not bulk product so not a lot of help with your question. 

 

Re. Aussie fires...hmm, we'll see. 

How much of their 'Manuka' areas are affected? Their best areas are around the NSW/QLD border. 

Also, since Manuka is one of the first trees to re-generate, it could lead to more quantity once the fire areas have regenerated and the trees matured

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13 minutes ago, Rob's BP said:

Also, since Manuka is one of the first trees to re-generate, it could lead to more quantity once the fire areas have regenerated and the trees matured

 

Which is not long. Back when i worked bees in the far north and sometimes dealt with burned out areas, the manuka could regenerate and be a foot or so tall in a couple of years and could yield heavily at that time.

 

Regenerating from a fire is not like a planting. Planted manuka has a good distance between each plant, but manuka regenerating after a fire comes up thick. Solid white when in flower.

 

Their production of other honeys could be affected very long term but i don't think there will be more than a ripple in their manuka production. Might also be that with beekeepers having lost a lot of hives, plus some areas of other honey types being out of production, they will move whatever hives they have left to where the money is, ie, manuka. (Ozzy manuka).

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On 8/01/2020 at 11:59 AM, M4tt said:

Is that yours ?

 

 

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On 12/01/2020 at 4:15 PM, okthen said:

Nz  clover honey $7.50 , 500 grams

on aussie supermarket shelves .

Pure deliciousness.  Given up trying to find a nice floral tasting aussie honey. 

It's like chewing gum leaves. Hats off  to the nz beeks that got there product onto the supermarket shelves. 

 

 

Well ,what the heck . The blimmin cunning  kiwi beek honey  is now $2 dearer.  Take your cleaver marketing  and put it somewhere else. Most upsetting  . Damn it .

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8 hours ago, okthen said:

Well ,what the heck . The blimmin cunning  kiwi beek honey  is now $2 dearer.  Take your cleaver marketing  and put it somewhere else. Most upsetting  . Damn it .

? How do you know,? So 9.50 a half kilo?

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16 hours ago, Gino de Graaf said:

? How do you know,? So 9.50 a half kilo?

Went to buy some more. Price has been jacked up correct $9.50  half kilo

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8 hours ago, okthen said:

Went to buy some more. Price has been jacked up correct $9.50  half kilo

 

Possibly also the fires have made it unlikely that local honey will cover local market for this year.

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8 hours ago, okthen said:

Went to buy some more. Price has been jacked up correct $9.50  half kilo

You in Australia? What brand?

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