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Jose Thayil

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  1. They have tubers which grow every year in spring and usually flower from late spring till winter continuously. They can tolerate light frost also so they should be able to grow in nz.
  2. Do we have coral vine in nz? It's a good plant for bees when usually nothing else is flowering. Cannot find it anywhere in nz yet though.
  3. The sweetest way to get high. Head to the mountains of Nepal and taste hallucinogenic honey: http://bit.ly/2crpXpr
  4. All the queens I produce gets open mated to what ever drones are fling around in Hamilton area. I have had no issues with hybrid bees. Occasionally a queen may produce bees are a bit aggressive than others. They get moved to less populated areas so that they don't become a problem to people. I cannot really say if hybrid vigor does give a advantage for the bees because some of the pure bred hives also produce as good as hybrid hives. With the amount of bees and the different type of bees kept by different people now its impossible to keep bees pure bred unless you are isolated by a long distan
  5. Bee with yellow pollen
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    Pollen

    Bee with pollen
  7. Bees from the same hive at the entrance today
  8. The original queen came with a medium size swarm 10 years back. She looked Italian type but did produce darker workers and drones. So she would also have been a hybrid.
  9. @Joe B they have just been open mated with what ever drones are flying in Hamilton area. Could be Italians or carniolan or even amm. As long as they are gentle and productive, that's all that matters.
  10. Have been using this Queen line for about 10 years now. They have been open mated every year in Hamilton area. Always produced nice gentle bees even though they are hybrids. The color of queens has been ranging from bright yellow to dark grey. The bees have always been a mixed color.
  11. BetaBee Plus Honey Bee Nutrition 1L This is NZ based product. Any experience with this?
  12. I asked a few questions on their listing on trade me. They said they were getting some results from their field trials in NZ in February 2017. Since that was a few months back I have asked for the results to be published. Will wait and see.
  13. Anyone know anything about Probee41 feed suppliment from turkey? They are on sale on Trade me. Probee41 - 250mls
  14. Has anyone in New Zealand seen any good results with hivealive or agrisea? If so can you please give us some feedback about it since the product has been in the market a few years now and we had some good and bad seasons...
  15. Has anyone in New Zealand seen any good results with hivealive? If so can you please give us some feedback about it since the product has been in the market a few years now and we had some good and bad seasons...
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