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Maggie James

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  1. I know of a relatively young beekeeper who was injected with adrenaline, and unbeknownst to the beekeper they not only had high blood pressure but a blocked artery. This could have been fatal for the beekeeper, but this episode not only induced another medical problem, but diagnosis by emergency services found another potentially fatal condition. This person not only survived, but beekeeps still today.
  2. ??? Is it called that because of the soil, or is it an area
  3. If employers, beekeepers, clubs etc are all going to race out and purchase an epipen, bear in mind that adrenaline can have fatal implications if the recipient has a history of high blood pressure. So, if people are going to put pressure on employers to carry epipens, then perhaps there should be regular blood pressure checks! Otherwise, the outcome could be just as devastating as an anaphylactic reaction.
  4. ???Young travelers. We don't have any and we are absolutely loving it. The Selwyn District Council riverbed camping grounds are the nearest to ChCh airport, and it is great just to see NZers using them (for once, without heaps of dunny paper deposited with excrement by young travellers on riverbanks). The refuse on the side of roads (mattreses, cooking gear, china, 2 minute noodle packs) previously ditched between Leeston and ChCh Airport, prior to returning the rental van tidy and clean, is no longer evident. One less expense for ratepayers to fork out, and a wonderful opportunity for our
  5. Anaphylaxis due to Voltaren tablets. The chopper had to be called for an airlift. I can't understand why you can buy Voltaren over the counter. I have heard of all sorts of nasty side effects over the years. Yet there seems to be some impetus to make paracetamol, a much safer drug, prescription only.
  6. Heard of one instance the other week - Ingesting Voltaren anti inflammatory tablets
  7. I wonder if that "well known AP2" could tell a few stories about other well known AP2s
  8. Thank you for your faith. However, I think there is something wrong with the temp gauge. I think 10 degrees is a grossly inflated figure. Now it's sleeting. Will definitely need a large shot of top quality Leeston mead later this arvo
  9. Dear Diary - With the wind chill factor, it's been zero most of the a.m. in Leeston. With wind chill factor it's just gone into double digits. Now psyching myself to go to the grafting yard
  10. Don't want any weeing. When they go onto a flow, these cups I think will cease. Inspected hives in the Lincoln area a few days ago and could definitely smell the clover flow; although this is earlier than other years. Bees happy in grafting yard today, despite massive winds & not much jelly, & I thought with the noise the roof was going to be ripped off the grafting shed. One of the most difficult grafts in 20 years. Will be interesting to see acceptance tomorrow. When I lifted the queen of the frame to be grafted, gusts blew queen away out of my fingers. Fortunatel
  11. Interesting. I will give these a whirl for AFB inspections; but using latex as the inner layer
  12. No Covid Business Advisory Funding from your district council for such things? Beautiful weather here in Ellesmere today. Spent the afternoon undertaking COI's. Saw some really nice stock.
  13. Great photos Nikki; particularly if you have a business website. Totally different from other beekeeper website scenic shots
  14. With regard to your comments, so we can all keep things in perspective; out of interest Boot, who do you work for or contract to?
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