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About Rob Stockley

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    Hive Management


  • Swarm Collection Area
    Carterton and Wairarapa
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    Strong Point Ltd
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    Hobby Beekeeper
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    Carterton, Wairarapa
  1. Document To Cream or not to cream

    I give up! I prefer runny honey to creamed.
  2. Document To Cream or not to cream

    @cBank @Trevor Gillbanks refer to this post Moderation for bad language We're going to continue to let the bad word filter do its thing but warnings will only be issued by their tone. As an example He was a good ###### - would be acceptable not to get a warning Some #### #### just robbed my hives - would get a warning. Now could we please get back to topic - To cream or not to cream.
  3. Feed requirements for winter

    I aim to leave them each colony with one box chocka. If the flow stops early I may feed to top them up.
  4. Document To Cream or not to cream

    There what goes again?
  5. NZBF Can an oxalic acid vaporizer get too hot?

    How much OA did you use? What type of vapouriser do you have?
  6. NZBF Honey bound brood boxes

    I don't think you'll be able to do that. All surfaces have to be clean including the floor.
  7. Those are retail frames from https://www.beequip.nz
  8. NZBF Selling honey

    Start with your council. Registration starts with them. Eventually you'll need to refer to the MPI website for guidance. It's actually pretty good. https://www.mpi.govt.nz/food-safety/food-act-2014/national-programmes/steps-for-national-programme-1/
  9. January 2018 Beekeeping Diary

    It shouldn't make any difference. If a rob out notice leads you to be more vigilant.... then you probably weren't paying enough attention in the first place. It happens to all of us. Part of learning.
  10. NZBF Selling honey

    My understanding is that you need National Programme 1 cert for (among other things) - extracting and packing honey - selling prepackaged food that doesn't need to be kept cold or frozen. It's mostly about process (including during storage) and record keeping so that, if challenged, you can demonstrate that the food is safe for human consumption.
  11. January 2018 Beekeeping Diary

    I don't see much of a plus side with a rob out report. The person reporting is often not the owner.
  12. tut

    I was wrong. @Rob Atkinson is correct. The maximum allowable level of tutin in honey is 0.7mg/kg. I misread the standard. 0.01mg/kg is the maximum level allowed in testing the dross from cut comb. 0.035mg/kg is the maximum allowed over 3 consecutive years testing to declare a site tutin safe. More info here http://www.mpi.govt.nz/processing/honey-and-bee-products/managing-tutin-contamination-in-honey/
  13. tut

    Food (tutin in honey) standard limits are 0.7mg/kg for extracted honey and 0.01mg/kg for cut comb. There is no distinction between honey for export and honey for local market. Edited: I misread the standard. https://www.mpi.govt.nz/dmsdocument/11137-food-standard-tutin-in-honey
  14. NZBF runny honey

    If you know someone with a honey refractometer you could ask them to check the moisture content. Five frames isn't very much and tutin shouldn't be an issue where you are. So if you're unsure you could simply eat it quick before it ferments.
  15. NZBF Is my queen a virgin?

    If you see the hashes just edit the post within five minutes and replace the hashes with a "more appropriate" word..... do di do, nothing to see here.