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Jose Thayil

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  1. @David Yanke is right. Carniolans do have a brood break in late autumn/ early winter till around mid July. So if your treatments have worked in autumn, then the hive is going into winter with good healthy bees and no chance of varroa breeding through the winter months. Most of my bees are Carniolan/ Carniolan hybrids. They form a tight cluster with not much bees flying in winter months. They store a lot of nectar in the open cells in the brood area going into winter. The cluster size is not too small, so the spring build up is good with a very rapid build up.
  2. Still have black bees on Stewart island it seems. I had some queens which came from West coast area around 7 years back which were claimed to be Caucasian. They were gentle and used a lot of propolis. The queens and the bees were very dark. So they may have been Caucasian. Apparently the beekeepers was building up an isolated apiary just to keep them going. He did mention that he had black bees also and they were doing better than his Italian at that time.
  3. INTRODUCTING... Varroa Destructor DEATH STRIPS Varroa Destructor DEATH STRIPS are made from off the shelf products and here at TradeBeez we have been using them in our hives for some time. Varroa Destructor Death Strip Primary ingredient is concentrated essen
  4. https://i.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/111103662/beekeepers-vote-down-levy-proposal-by-large-majority
  5. Last few days to vote, weather it’s a yes or no. Today or tomorrow is the last day before you can send it in and make sure it gets there on time to be counted. Happy voting.
  6. Last few days to vote, weather it’s a yes or no. Today or tomorrow is the last day before you can send it in and make sure it gets there on time to be counted. Happy voting.
  7. Why do we have 3 market members in the APINZ Board if the vote passes when they don’t have to pay anything. Should it not be mostly represented by commercial beekeepers and maybe one market member and one non commercial member? I am not saying vote yes or no, but just a thought in case the vote is yes.
  8. Just one question I need an answer for. @ApiNZ Levy Proposal@ApiNZ Science & Research@Dennis Crowley Imagine I have 100 hives and my neighbour has 1000 hives. Suppose the levy passes and we are voting on how the levy is spent. With the amount of hive numbers mentioned above will me and my neighbour get the same number of votes or does my neighbour have a higher number of votes? I just want a clear cut answer. Something like my neighbour will get more say or more votes or something like both of us will have the same say and equal voting rights.
  9. Just one question I need an answer for. @ApiNZ Levy Proposal@ApiNZ Science & Research@Dennis Crowley Imagine I have 100 hives and my neighbour has 1000 hives. Suppose the levy passes and we are voting on how the levy is spent. With the amount of hive numbers mentioned above will me and my neighbour get the same number of votes or does my neighbour have a higher number of votes? I just want a clear cut answer. Something like my neighbour will get more say or more votes or something like both of us will have the same say and equal voting rights.
  10. Got some nice queens mated in this weather. Have started laying well with excellent brood pattern. Queens are looking plump with good size. Should do really well coming season. All my hives have excellent queens from this season now except the breeder queens which are 2 years old. I got more than enough honey for this season. Anything the bees collect from now will be for their wintering and treatments will be in by the end of this month. Want to make sure that the mite load is low before the winter bees hatch out so they go into winter strong and healthy.
  11. https://www.trademe.co.nz/business-farming-industry/farming-forestry/beekeeping/auction-1909391291.htm Something different
  12. Wasn’t that for the honey levy, not the AFB levy? Isn’t the AFB levy different and managed differently to the proposed APINZ honey levy?
  13. Do we know when this will come into effect ?
  14. Response to submissions on proposal to increase the American foulbrood apiary and beekeeper levy In July 2018 the Management Agency consulted with beekeepers about our proposal to increase the American foulbrood apiary and beekeeper levy. We received 908 submissions and would like to thank respondents for their feedback on the future of funding American foulbrood elimination in New Zealand. Summary of key changes to proposal to increase the American foulbrood levy
  15. At least there is recovery of costs with non compliance and non compliant beekeepers will be forced to get their hives inspected.
  16. Got this email today. Looks like finally something is getting done. Hopefully this will start making a difference. Management Agency Announces Compliance and Enforcement Capability The Management Agency is pleased to announce that it has the capability to take enforcement actions to address serious non-
  17. They do produce well and if you have plantations of asparagus around it can yield for a long period once they stop cutting and let it grow for the next season.
  18. https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/108244919/how-will-el-nino-affect-fruitvegesweather-in-the-coming-months-in-nz Weather forecast for November
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