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Day job ie what you do to pay for the bee's


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[quote name='Timo']we look after planes, either fix em, load and unload bags on/off em, refuel em, clean em and anything else we can get our hands on to do with em[/quote]5 yellow and black stunt acrobat planes flying above our place this afternoon. Quite a show!!!!!!!!!!!!

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[quote="Westie B, post: 30843, member: 295"]I'm a Boat Builder, sadly I don't have my own boat but I can build you one? Oh that's right no one has money any more, maybe time for a new industry.[/quote] So cool. Was looking at building a little boat. But knowing my luck it would have listed to one side and sunk :notworthy:

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Hmmm, what do I do? Well I send the wife out to earn the real money, she works for Southland District Council. I look after our kids and teach little kids gymnastics part time. And I also have an addiction to Carnivorous plants. Trying to spend less on them so I can afford the bees. Used to fix peoples computers, but SOOOOOO many never paid or complained so I gave up.

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[quote="Vincent Channon, post: 34808, member: 985"]So cool. Was looking at building a little boat. But knowing my luck it would have listed to one side and sunk :notworthy:[/quote] And you have Foveaux Strait to contend with. Only the best will do there.

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I have a day job atm. Beekeeping this time of year tends to be about as exciting as dirt if you're doing it everyday. Scraping propolis, building the same thing a thousand times over, painting the same thing a thousand times over. It's rather repetitive. Not that I'm complaining, all jobs are important and need doing. But to get a little variety I have another job to keep things interesting. I am a winter eco warrior with my dad :D Killing noxious weeds, planting trees, relocating native birds and making them new habitats, looking after them, and basically just getting paid to be a greenie. I love my jobs :D

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[quote name='yesbut']Is this eating pigeons ?[/quote] Nope, catching north island robins, and moving them to an area where predators are being trapped. Then they are fed and monitored until they settle in. I also volunteered for a trust to catch kiwis and put radio transmitters on them but I haven't done much of that yet

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[quote name='Daley']I have a day job atm. Beekeeping this time of year tends to be about as exciting as dirt if you're doing it everyday. Scraping propolis, building the same thing a thousand times over, painting the same thing a thousand times over. It's rather repetitive. Not that I'm complaining, all jobs are important and need doing. But to get a little variety I have another job to keep things interesting. I am a winter eco warrior with my dad :D Killing noxious weeds, planting trees, relocating native birds and making them new habitats, looking after them, and basically just getting paid to be a greenie. I love my jobs :D[/quote]Very cool Daley:)

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[quote name='Daley']Nope, catching north island robins, and moving them to an area where predators are being trapped. Then they are fed and monitored until they settle in. I also volunteered for a trust to catch kiwis and put radio transmitters on them but I haven't done much of that yet[/quote] Do the robins need to be located far away so they do not come back to original site? Does fed and monitored means in an aviary?

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I am a full time beek.I do work for other beeks in the season,mainly extracting.In the off season I am creaming ,packing and selling my honey.I have a "gate stall" situated onS.H.6 5km south of Punakaiki,so when you are passing call in.

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[quote="Roy Arbon, post: 36501, member: 1259"]I am a full time beek.I do work for other beeks in the season,mainly extracting.In the off season I am creaming ,packing and selling my honey.I have a "gate stall" situated onS.H.6 5km south of Punakaiki,so when you are passing call in.[/quote] cool, will do ... one day ;-)

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[quote="Roy Arbon, post: 36501, member: 1259"]I am a full time beek.I do work for other beeks in the season,mainly extracting.In the off season I am creaming ,packing and selling my honey.I have a "gate stall" situated onS.H.6 5km south of Punakaiki,so when you are passing call in.[/quote] Looks stunning [url="http://www.punakaiki.co.nz/"]Punakaiki, West Coast, New Zealand : Official Tourism Website[/url] expect visitors one day soon ....

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[quote="P K Tan, post: 36497, member: 367"]Do the robins need to be located far away so they do not come back to original site? Does fed and monitored means in an aviary?[/quote] Yeah they are a wee way away but not too far. No not in an aviary they are wild animals, they are very friendly, they love people, and are curious, they hear you and come to see what youre doing, especially when you have a container of big fat meal worms and they will come very close and eat their full then hop back up the canopy

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