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    Yes. it was a thoroughly enjoyable day. Those attending the tut thought it was worthwhile. The dog demo was great - made AFB detection look eazy peezy, and we saw the latest AFB sniffer dog in action who happened to be a rescue dog with spunk. It was a wonderful opportunity for those attending to meet Marco and have a chat. Pre dinner duck salami provided. The pork spit roast was fantastic, shoot the night before and cooked with beech honeydew. A great array of home made salads accompanied the meat with wonderful home baked corn bread - South American recipe. One beekeeper stunned us w
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    Attached are flyers detailing the topics covered and the speakers for the two days. I am looking forward to seeing you there. Daniel.
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    WEATHER FORECAST, WHITECLIFFS, SUNDAY 14 JUNE: Snow on the foothills to 600 metres. 'Gowanlea' situated at 400 metres. The snow does not lie around the house & sheds. Shingle road in these conditions will be opened, no chains required. Temperature 10-12 degrees C. A little bit chillier than last month, but probably one of the best times in the South Island. We will continue to take regos for the tutorial, sniffer dog event etc. A couple of days prior the weather forecast is cold & wet. Don't be fooled or put off by this. Yesterday very cold & wet - today 12 de
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    Gonna be fab weather at Whitecliffs. It's all go this a.m. - even down to the marshmallows for the spit roast!
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    Today, Marco Gonzales has advised he will represent the AFB NPMP at the afternoon session. This is a fantastic opportunity for attendees to get updates on AFB in their regions, plus have a chat with Marco. Tomorrow I am up to Whitecliffs to set up the tut room. The single mens' quarters has a log burner, so we will all be toastypie, attentive and happy. The goody bags from NZ Beeswax arrived today. Also available on the day diagnostic disease and T4B pamphlets and booklets. The spit roast has evolved into a winter solstice celebration.
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    I never heard of this guy .... I am just disseminating information that comes my way by the most trusted of vehicles ..... the internet.
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    Oh dear ..... I 'aint saying nothing lest I get Modded ..... the Forum is great in that it allows us to communicate from the safety of our panic rooms ..... but once in a while it does the soul good to get out and gaze into the eyes of the Mona Lisa . And tonight, with a drop to level one in the levels program .... I think I might go out. I am happy to see that Alistair made it !!
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    NZBees is a supporter of small business. Forum owner Grant has set rules all of which are necessary for good reasons even if not obvious to contributors. Forum members undertake to abide by the rules when they join up. It has been made abundantly clear in the past @Maggie James that moderation is NOT up for discussion. You can start a thread after the event.
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    I remember a few years ago sitting out side the Honey Shed with my old mate Arthur. It was late march and we had just finished the extracting for the year. And as we sat in the late Autumn warmth supping on a cuppa he made the comment ....' Gosh... I can't wait for next year' . I laughed and retorted ...'Mate, we "aint even got the bees wintered down, and you are thinking of next year .....! ' And so it was today, as Main Man and I pulled strips and checked for feed and disease in a yard where the ice still hadn't melted at 3.30 in the afternoon.....I was thinking of ne
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  10. Its good value at $435.00 thru SIT. A full time tertiary course costs the govt about $10,000 per full time student, by the time tutors, admin and content are paid for. This is Apiculture course is at about Year 13/Seventh form level...60 credits at about 5-10 hours work per credit, so say 300-600 hours work at home over an academic year, equivalent to about 10-20 hours weekly work at home over a 30 week tertiary study period ...so it looks like a course that costs the govt at least $2000 per student in tutors fees and admin and content development -available at to stu
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    I agree. I always leave ApiVar in for 10 weeks
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    Hello Yesbut - Interesting comment. Is there something happening I should know about? This weekend to & fro to Whangarei with Air NZ was absolutely farcical & incredibly stressful. When I arrived I felt like doing a Pope act to kiss the ground, because I started to think I would never get there. I have got some healthy credits with Air NZ, but I will not be booking anymore until they get their act together. I cannot deal with the timetable changes on a daily basis. They have so many timetable changes it is impossible to plan your life. I am grateful that
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    Last week's Beekeeping Knowledge very successful & participants extremely happy with delivery of tutorial, facility & lunch & some socialising over the break. Last thing I expected there to be avid note taking on, was the soup recipe which I didn't have because I am a Guess By God cook. Thanks to NZ Beeswax for goody bags. Already a nice group number for 12 July, can take more registrations.
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    Everything on track for tomorrow's beekeeping tut. I can take one more booking.
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    Bazza is going to attend, and is threatening to sit in the back row of the tut room and roll jaffas down the floor.
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    Thank you Nick. If you were going to rock up, cos it's you, I would have a some Oamaru blue cod for you, caught a couple of weeks ago at level 3 and frozen in sea water. I have not known the ABH guys 45 years, but over 20 and time sure flies. Just watching the weather forecast for Sunday - sunny -fab
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    Looking good Brother .... high of 10c, low of 1c ..... Boys are out tonight looking for something to put on the spit roaster..... never know yah luck when hunting ..... might be pig, might be deer ...... or might be just plain old possum !
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    ALL CANTERBURY HUB EVENTS ARE DEFERRED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. OUR MAIN EVENT THE BEEKEEPERS' DAY OUT IS CANCELLED UNTIL 2021
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  20. Cost for current MBA members is $10
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    The demo's were cool! But I'm a dog lover so anything dogs do is going to be considered cool The conference was great I thought, how good was Dr Sammy's talk on Varroa?! Wow.
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    Should be a very interesting session I wish I could make it
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    It is so great that we have now been invited to join the AFB talk on the morning of Friday 28th at the 2019 Apiculture Conference. We are looking forward to telling our AFB Detector Dog story and how we can help you in your fight against AFB. It’s been nearly 10 years since our first AFB Detector Dog was trained and there has been a lot of hard work by Richelle and Rene. We feel we have the experience and now would like to take the next step of having our dogs recognised, certified and Annually audited. See you there .... We have a site outside and some Detector Dogs Demos happening t
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  24. Having done the course, I say quite a lot actually. Combine it with club meetings once a month for the practical side, and it works very well. I could almost guarantee anyone would learn something from it, even those with years of experience. But ya know thats just my personal opinion!
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    That’s OK @tudor yes the longer treatment period has been used in NZ for a while now. Interestingly this is using it off label and therefore we are using it illegally. This all came about when it was first selected as a chemical to be used in NZ but no one was will to spend the money to go through the process to legally change the treatment period required in NZ.
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    Hi @dansar, I have a clear memory of 12 weeks being recommended on this forum. Some internet searching reveals: Issued: September 2017 AN: 00031/2017 SUMMARY OF PRODUCT ... www.vmd.defra.gov.uk/productinformationdatabase/SPC.../SPC_1251888.DOC "If brood is not present or at its lowest level, the strips can be removed after 6 weeks of treatment. If brood is present, leave the strips in place for 10 weeks and remove the strips at the end of treatment. " And recommendations vary from country to country. I would be grateful if others would c
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    Thanks for picking up on that Linda. I have updated the calendar.
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    I'm not sure Linda. I will update as and when I receive more information.
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    No second Sunday of the month
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    To anyone watching this topic. I've moved the bees into the afternoon when the rain is expected to clear. Ill be in the shed sorting bee gear this morning so you're more than welcome to drop in for a cuppa and a chat.
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    The movement isn't trembling as such but the affected bees clearly move differently to the non-affected bees. If I was describing a human I'd call them tentative. I'll charge up the camera and try to capture it.
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    Would be interested to see a short video of the bees on top of the frames, if possible Rob? Keen to see the 'trembling' . . . well . .'keen' not the right word
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    Fiona's Fan Club I think
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    Or put the lid back on and come back another time ...
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  35. Hi @Kevin F The monthly repeat will be on the 21st of each month. If you would like the 3rd Monday, please post as a SIMILAR EVENT and just set the date
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    Not only are we commercial and semi commercial beekeepers each of over a couple of decades of business, we are doing our utmost to survive in a depressed beekeeping and Covid environment, and we thought that the forum would be an ideal channel to promote and support our businesses. We thought the forum was a supporter of small business
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    Hmm It’s the 23rd today. Event is for the 9th...a tad late?
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    What time ?
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    From a global perspective we are a first in beekeeping functions. We will keep you updated on weather and snow conditions, and the menu for our winter solstice function. Both myself and James are incredibly upset our thread has been blocked, we wanted to post photos of our event on our thread. We had thought up until now, that the forum was about promoting small business. We are not happy. But somehow we have decided we will disseminate photos of our function whether this is via the bee forum or other mediums. We know that we can't use the bee forum because our event will disappear on
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