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  1. Yes we ended up going the whole hog. Just to explain for people who have not used a boom loader, if the truck is on an angle, meaning the boom is on an angle, if you are trying to push a lifted hive uphill it can be surprisingly back breaking. I learned this the hard way, long time ago using a Kelly Boom, if the truck was on an angle it was so hard to use the boom it was just easier to throw the hives on by hand. So these ezyloaders have a hydraulic leveling system, any time the boom seems to be off balance you push the LEVEL button and it automaticaly adjusts so the main mast is straight
    5 points
  2. One idea for you, Linkwater School (between Picton and Havelock) have this "bee garden" on their school grounds, with a watering hole.
    5 points
  3. Hmmm .... June already an all is quiet . No gossip or scandal on the Forum .... Alistaiar has a new crane, Philbee is hibernating , Frazz is frazzled and Trev has yet to sign a modelling contract with the guys at Ecrotek ... or has he ? An we are all closed down for the year, scaraping propolis, learning how to fibreglass and fix up two years worth of dings and dents in truck panels .... and looking at taking orders for AFB sniffer dogs .... I was looking at numbers the other day and smiled as three years ago we burnt nearly forty hives .... this year five. Now there is progress. We all pa
    4 points
  4. Our local primary has beehives, I oversee their maintenance, (an ex Whangarei Beeclub school - Thanks @Mike Fox for all the work you did while it was running!!) and the kids come up and help (spring/summer) we send the boxes off to the same extraction plant our commercial beekeeping outfit uses so it is all above board for selling the honey for fundraising. whenever a new child enters the school, the parents are given a form outlining the 'beekeeping program' within the school, and will allow or decline their child being involved, state any allergy for the school to be aware of and manage if n
    4 points
  5. Sounds awesome mate!
    1 point
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