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My workers are off now so just me and one of my utes. Assuming that no one gets over officious and no beekeepers stuff it up for the rest of us I should be all good. Breeding season is pretty much over and most of the hives and nucs have plenty of food on so now just patching, wintering and feeding.

 

That said I expect this to go on much longer than 4 weeks so will likely look to have everything closed off in the next 4 in case changes have to be made that might limit my work.

 

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 Couple more days for me in my mobile isolation bubble.

Checking last of the splits made for mated queens, dropping feed frames down in to brood boxes and generally getting bees ready for the winter sleep.

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Expecting the covid-19 downtime to be longer than 4 weeks

 

 

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So is there any way that we can sell honey? Can we take orders, and personally do local delivery? Can we courier honey?

- Comvita's online store remains open!

- MieleApiaries courier their honey to customers

 

 

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Yes you can do all that Brandonclan.

 

As a food producer you are an essential service and are exempt. However there are protocols you must follow in the course of your business such as carrying hand sanitiser in your vehicle, only have one person in your vehicle, social distancing, and a bunch of others.

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A few last sites to put strips into for me, then a final 16 pallets of supers to extract. Then rest time! Stoked to not be under lock down in the city we really are fortunate to be beekeepers.

 

For your friday funny this is how I'm feeling at the end of the season. I need a holiday. Warning bad language. Its 2 and half minutes long

 

 

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On 26/03/2020 at 10:05 AM, nikki watts said:

It's really easy. You dont have to provide evidence if you have a business or ird number. Both of you can apply as either part time or full time workers. 

Go to 

//www.workandincome.govt.nz/products/a-z-benefits/covid-19-support.html#null

 

 

well i filled in the form.

but really the idea that someone or something would money in your account that you have not worked for seems like magical thinking.

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9 minutes ago, kaihoka said:

well i filled in the form.

but really the idea that someone or something would money in your account that you have not worked for seems like magical thinking.

Now you know why I'm still gobsmacked every Pension Day !

8 hours ago, yesbut said:

Now you know why I'm still gobsmacked every Pension Day !

I'm gobsmacked again, this time it's my Covid payment.....sheeeesshhh

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We're still open for business testing your honey for whatever it needs. Lots of things have changed though: we have split shifts, staff working from home, visitors are banned, and everything is sterilised on the regular. The sterilisation isn't even a biggie though, since we have to sterilise the lab daily for the DNA testing anyway 😷

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59 minutes ago, Jacob said:

We're still open for business testing your honey for whatever it needs. Lots of things have changed though: we have split shifts, staff working from home, visitors are banned, and everything is sterilised on the regular. The sterilisation isn't even a biggie though, since we have to sterilise the lab daily for the DNA testing anyway 😷

Can bits of DNA float about on its own ?

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mmm, and it would be awkward if they send the wrong person to jail on basis of infallible dna evidence. On the other hand, as lay person it seems to have been an extremely reliable tool so far; anecdotally speaking.

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I can see staff mutating slowly into a giant pollen grain  :) 

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2 minutes ago, frazzledfozzle said:

I can see staff mutating slowly into a giant pollen grain  :) 

That will be a saving on pollen supplements

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Govt just put money in our account .

So thank you all the people who encouraged me to believe in magical thinking .  😍😱😙

On 27/03/2020 at 11:39 AM, yesbut said:

Now you know why I'm still gobsmacked every Pension Day !

I'm gobsmacked again, this time it's my Covid payment.....sheeeesshhh

Do you get a pension and a payment ?

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49 minutes ago, kaihoka said:

Govt just put money in our account .

So thank you all the people who encouraged me to believe in magical thinking .  😍😱😙

Do you get a pension and a payment ?

Yes. Because I usually work as well.

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1 hour ago, yesbut said:

Yes. Because I usually work as well.

If don restarts the  building job he had to stop when curfew is lifted do you know how much he has to pay back .

Or does it all get sorted at end of tax yr .

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6 minutes ago, kaihoka said:

If don restarts the  building job he had to stop when curfew is lifted do you know how much he has to pay back .

Or does it all get sorted at end of tax yr .

You'll have to ask Jacinda,  I can't imagine either will happen.

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9 hours ago, kaihoka said:

If don restarts the  building job he had to stop when curfew is lifted do you know how much he has to pay back .

Or does it all get sorted at end of tax yr .

I was told you get to keep it. Don't hold your breath on 4 weeks though. I reckon we could go the full 12 weeks. A lot of people will have spent their payout by week 4 and be in the poo. 

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4 hours ago, nikki watts said:

I was told you get to keep it. Don't hold your breath on 4 weeks though. I reckon we could go the full 12 weeks. A lot of people will have spent their payout by week 4 and be in the poo. 

How could you spend the money , there are no shops open .

Our money will probably still be sitting there in 12 weeks time .

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2 hours ago, kaihoka said:

How could you spend the money , there are no shops open .

Our money will probably still be sitting there in 12 weeks time .

Around  here, booze . One young guy I know thought he'd buy himself a car. 

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