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Cyathea last won the day on August 1 2017

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  • Swarm Collection Area
    Whangarei, Dargaville
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    Bushman's Honey
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  1. https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/12/07/674587061/worlds-first-insect-vaccine-could-help-bees-fight-off-deadly-disease "Bees may soon get an ally in their fight against bacterial disease — one of the most serious threats the pollinators face — in the form of an edible vaccine. That's the promise held out by researchers in Finland, who say they've made the first-ever vaccine for insects, aimed at helping struggling honeybee populations."
  2. Charles, transport is on our RMP, but up until now we have only used big trucking companies which have their own RMP. I must dig out all the RMP documents and go through them all. It was a while ago now!!
  3. Hi, I need to get our Isuzu truck ok'ed to be able to transport RMP drums of honey. I seem to remember our extraction crowd had a form they filled out when they put a couple of drums on one of our utes at one stage. Anyone know where I can put my hands on those forms. We already have a storage RMP for our dry store.
  4. Our graphic artist did up a label, which said 'pure manuka honey' we asked her to change it to 'pure New Zealand manuka honey' because for sure, if you know anything at all about honey, pure manuka actually does not exist.
  5. So these strips have less active ingredient, trying to stop resistant varroa?
  6. If you add import costs, I don't think the price is too bad? We are getting a discount for bulk though...
  7. Hi, I see Ecrotek is selling this, does anyone know anything about it? It looks to be pretty new on the Nz market. Anyone used it? Comments? Thoughts?
  8. I read that it came in with illegal importation of vaccines (cheap ones) and they are pretty sure who it was.
  9. Hahaha... Manic laughter... If only we had it that easy!!!!! My eyes are hanging out after a day of deciphering MPI5 tests... ?
  10. From what I have seen it is MGO 85+ honey which has failed MPI 5 altogether which is selling for $8 - $10/kg.
  11. I wish we did pollen tests on our honey... They are so interesting!
  12. Yep this annoys the heck out of me. Had the final inspection for our RMP premises the other day, and even the MPI inspector was saying that the 'between 20 & 400mg' for it to class as multifloral was so wrong, and that all the beeks needed to make heaps of noise and get it changed to ' greater than 20mg' for multifloral.
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