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  1. manuka pretty poor every where from what I hear, hot days but cold nights, this new weather pattern should help
  2. can you expand on this please, do you mean that it is a publicly listed Co trading on the NZX ?
  3. Frankly I don't see any cynicism in my post at all. we're dealing with an old population in China, with incredibly ingrained historical attitudes. Like western social, modernistic thought processes,and science, our part of the world has moved on from ' old wives tales ' It's not hard to see how quickly rampant social change is moving within China. The Chinese youth will discard old China as they grasp for western socialism and cultural attitudes. Selling manuka honey to these asian countries is not a ' given ' your best bet is offering a couple of jars with every new McLaren sold
  4. good story, and yes myth making is a big factor in sales marketing. the real trouble begins when we confuse fact with myth, for example, Rolls Royce's enviable reputation V's tarot card readers. Also with today's instant media outlets, happenings, or bad news goes viral. ... instant uncontrollable damage. Look no further than the recent bobby calf incident. My opinion is that the manuka honey industry is rotten from top to bottom. as ' berengaria ' has pointed out and from above So it comes down to a company with a marketing ploy based on bulls... In the short term ' they ' mak
  5. looks like wooden floors and boxes, with certain anti rot treatments, are for the rubbish pile ! ... so I heard,... makes sense
  6. Why don't you stop sticking your oar in cat, where's the conspiracy theory ? ... listed above are some explanations on my view ... not hard for someone with the right gear and some coin to look for the treasure
  7. and NO, ..by your posts I assumed you were a long time keeper
  8. Pink has a bad habit of fading in the sun, like animal pelts that are s.t.r.e.a.c.h.e.d out in the sun for a couple of weeks to dry. they seem to lose their colour and go almost bleached/ blond
  9. yes your right. but this won't stop one company in particular, one things are organized
  10. maybe your just a slow learner ? lol
  11. you can recycle almost all polymers ... you can add extra UV resistance at the manufacturing source I used eps spacer blocks for some Q/R.ing, and the little beggars started to chew on it, even painting didn't stop them. R value looks good, but I think some commercials would destroy them in a season saw a commercial fella in te puke with technoset hives on ute tray. about 1/2 doz
  12. now's a good time to decide for the future * what's your long term plan, * how many hives do you think you can cope with * I would consider using 3/4 honey supers above a queen excluder, using manley frames, a 3/4 chocka block can weigh 18 kg +/- manley frames are 8 to the box, which give a better wax / honey rate and they are way less likely to rattle around when transporting, therefore less honey drip. there is another theory about using all the same gear for brood / supers, with a double brood box, you could be having to add supers at an alarming rate, so make sure you have plenty
  13. so that's a (+) and a (-), in other words you've gone no where lol are you allowed to cheat ? I just snagged a small swam this morning, what was left of a much bigger one, I reckon this has a virgin queen, whad ya think ? i'm sure i'll be cheating with this one
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