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kevin moore

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  1. any drones flapping around here, it would be like duck shooting all over again.
  2. same here $15.17 and $20.00 have been able to open both lots sent to me,
  3. I got 2 x 5 kg bags at countdown about three/four weeks ago for $5.90 each, went back for more, but all gone,
  4. now that is a cute wee truck, is it for sale ? the Treka I remember those, looked a bit like a kerosene can on wheels
  5. I would be very surprised if the fee is less than $40.00 by the time they have a person typing on keyboard, filling out bits of paper, driving around the town burning up gas, and then going back to the office and spending another hour pissing around doing menial stuff, all for some thing that really don't need to be done, john I will catch up with you shortly,
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    Dead Bees

    interesting, when you come up with an answer let me know, I have had three hives do this this season. lots of stores, brood etc, all three hives once they got over this hic-cup boomed and did really well, hives both sides of these hives gave no trouble.
  7. hi Tammyw if you need some one in the Blenheim - Marlborough area for the year I would like to help.
  8. spread sheets, folder for each site, sheet for each hive, record Q, eggs, capped, condition of hive, honey off, number of fames removed, boxes on, boxes off, strips in, every thing is recorded, all boxes are numbered. the only thing we don't record is the age of the queen, which we really should get on to one day,
  9. I had bees feeding on figs, that makes a nice honey, if you like figs,
  10. interesting I seem to have had about 4 hives done that this year, bees dead but lots of food only a short walk from the dead
  11. did try a few last year with the little meat skewers, two per frame, going from the top bar to the bottom bar, worked well, extracted well, only thing is you need to bore two wee holes for them,
  12. try looking at tobacco leaves for varroa control on the beesource theres a bit about it on there
  13. yes read that to Robbie, not sure where it was either, from what I remember the treatments were quite close together and required I think a bout four smoking's, as I said not sure, was going to try it on the nuc boxes I collected a heap of leaves for this and as I write this I still have a bundle hanging up by the fire, thinking back its been there a good couple of months, gee time flys
  14. Life time ban although sounds good would be a waste of time, they only have to hive hives in a different name, or put out in the back blocks away from sight and more than likely would not be registered, and still won't stop them stealing hives for other people, naming and shaming with pictures of them on this site and the nba site would be a better option, any that's what I think some one may come up with a better way
  15. looks big, how many frames in there ?
  16. i remember reading bees will chew though some thing like 6-7 kg of honey to make 1 kg of wax, I could wrong.
  17. Rubbish, hard work never hurt any one, its the way you go about it that makes a job hard or not, some employers never learn they are still back in the old days of doing every thing the hard way like there father before them did it, change is a good
  18. I have a whole box of white packing thingamy jigs. if you need, look a bit like big pea nut shells
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