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Grant last won the day on June 22 2017

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  1. NZ Beekeepers CALENDAR

    FYI - repeat events You can't repeat on the 3rd Thursday of a given month. To do this, you must create your event first, then select (towards the bottom) "Add Similar Event" This will duplicate your event and all you need to do is check through it and populate the next date.
  2. Organic beekeepers required

    No such thing is there? Its impossible to achieve from what I've seen of people who've tried it.
  3. Unfortunately you've pulled an old article and there are 2 sides to this story. Capilano won a gagging order. AN Australian beekeeper is in a sticky situation after Capilano won a gag order against him. From there the trail goes cold, so it would see being counter sued shut him up eventually. https://www.google.co.nz/amp/s/amp.dailytelegraph.com.au/business/capilano-gag-order-over-activists-toxic-honey-claim/news-story/cbe00db468a81ac22da899017d4dd7d5
  4. You won't have received any, so don't worry about it. I think the thing that's catching him out is that you've only specified one for sale (you can list multiple quantities) and you've only provided a collection only option in the shipping choices. If freight is available to other places, you just need to list the individual shipping costs.
  5. Beehive lifter

    I'm not entirely sure what the issue is here @tom sayn There is no need to have a conversation or email or anything else. The advert has three areas of communication - questions, comments and a discussion topic. If you can't work out what you need to ask in either of those, then there is nothing more to add. Once you want to make your purchase, you buy now, pick the delivery option from the choices made available by the seller and pay for your goods. Why are you making it more complicated than it needs to be?
  6. While we’ve been busy fighting wasps, we’ve turned a blind eye to another invader. Farah Hancock looks at the ecological impact of New Zealand’s lucrative honey bee. Long taken for granted, the hardworking honey bee is experiencing its moment in the sun. Honey prices are rising and with global numbers reported to be in decline and feral populations decimated by Varroa mite, there have been concerted efforts to save them. For the past few years New Zealanders have been doing just that: planting bee-friendly flowers in gardens, carefully considering pesticide use, taking up beekeeping as a hobby, and killing wasps with impunity to give the bees a chance. These efforts might be misguided. In New Zealand, honey bees are more livestock than they are wildlife. Imported in 1839, honey bees were introduced to pollinate exotic crops and produce honey. New Zealand’s 28 native bee species do pollinate flowers, but do not produce honey. They also can’t be farmed in hives the same way honeybees can. Full story: https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2018/01/31/79714/the-dark-side-of-nzs-honey-bee
  7. Bees and used hiveware are required to list your beekeeping registration number. Please can you edit or add to the comments. Many thanks.
  8. Honey drum pallets

    Oh come on or
  9. Around 24 hours left on the bidding. If you hover over the expiry date, it will also indicate the time of expiry.
  10. I'll keep an eye out for the smoke signals
  11. AP2

    I understand how you feel. Being dropped without any explanation is difficult to accept, especially in a voluntary role. I've just joined St John and part of the requirement stated to me on joining up is that I do 50 shifts. This repays the investment in training, uniform etc. However I do these shifts outside of my normal work time. I'd imagine a lot of the 100 apiarys you'd be expected to look at would be during your working day at certain times of the year, so the level of investment has to be reasonable to meet both requirements. I'd say you should absolutely counter offer with your expectations clearly set out. It's an admirable level to set for those new people wanting to do it, but surely they aren't going to turn down experienced volunteers who already do the role?
  12. Manuka standards

    MPI's definition of mānuka honey changed on eve of legal challenge from Beekeepers. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has performed a last minute u-turn on its definition of mānuka honey, amid warnings it was set to cause more than $100 million a year in damage to exports. In a bid to avoid a legal challenge from NZ Beekeeping, which was due to reach the High Court on Tuesday, MPI changed its definition, slashing the required level of a key chemical marker. As a result of MPI's move, the legal action has been discontinued. The new standards, which were due to come into force on February 5 would have meant more than $100 million a year in export products could no longer be called mānuka honey, NZ Beekeepers* said. https://i.stuff.co.nz/business/100976518/MPIs-definition-of-m-nuka-honey-changed-on-eve-of-legal-challenge-from-beekeepers?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter *This quote should not be attributed to NZ Beekeepers as in this site.
  13. View Offer $1 RESERVE Build Your own Beekeeping Equipment To showcase the new auction ability on NZBees, I'm offering this great little book (RRP $49.99) with $1 reserve. Postage will be NZ Post tracked service The book is brand new. Save time and money by building your own beekeeping equipment. Learn to craft equipment that is tailored to your particular climate and setup. Full of insightful tips and covering a variety of hive types, Pisano includes all the basic infrastructure you need to keep your bees happy and active — and your pantry... Price $0.00 Submitter Grant Submitted 26/01/18 Category Equipment For Sale
  14. To showcase the new auction ability on NZBees, I'm offering this great little book (RRP $49.99) with $1 reserve. Postage will be NZ Post tracked service The book is brand new. Save time and money by building your own beekeeping equipment. Learn to craft equipment that is tailored to your particular climate and setup. Full of insightful tips and covering a variety of hive types, Pisano includes all the basic infrastructure you need to keep your bees happy and active — and your pantry...
  15. For Sale 1 Year Old Queens

    Hey @Lindaloo26 You've only listed one queen for sale, but you have sold that. Your advert would continue to run for the whole month if you have put the quantity of queens you have available. You have a donor status that allows you to advertise free, so please create a new one now that this sale is complete.
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