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kevin moore

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  1. you would have to have a NP1 cert or NP2 cert if you are going to cream it
  2. i go with birds and dragon flys also go after thwm
  3. yep its easier for those Idiots to legalise it than to control it
  4. we are now down to about 7 cherry orchards and a couple of apple orchards i think
  5. yer nar malborough although at this time of year there is always that ever present wiff of sulfur in the air.
  6. I am suprized they would even do them, can you not get hold of a small club extractor,
  7. any drawn frame is like having money in the bank, bees do not have to turn round and rebuild comb, there fore producing honey, we have have a few plastics but use and make all wooden, if you get AFB which you will some time a wooden frame is much nicer to burn than a plastic
  8. may be its time she moves on, dose not seem to do much for us little chaps, reading some thing some where last night they say that our neighbors over the dich could be looking at 50 -75% down on there honey crop, i could be wrong i stand corrected,
  9. still getting swarms here as well, there getting smaller in size now
  10. my saw vi got for $40.00 it was sitting out side down the back of a cherry farm here, leather just let me know when, yer you need two holes, so much better
  11. thats better, yell out if you want to try abit of leather, i got a little saw bench like that, a great wee secondary saw for the smaller stuff
  12. I have used the old office paper stapler with no problems.
  13. bloody new neighbours always are a pain in the Ass, every time we get a new neighbour we always seen to get a call from the local council,
  14. replaced my vinyl with lamb skin leather, goes great, also added another inlet hole up higher and put a leather patch over it so it pulls in when releasing the bellows and pushes hard against the wood when pushing, the patch needs to be quite flexible to work, yell out if you want to try some leather Alastair, the battery powered smokers with the fan goes pretty good, just pain changing batterys
  15. well i was beginning to think i suck at beekeeping after loosing so many hives, things are looking better, i did think it was the oxy strips not strong enough, have put another round in as i think we still need to learn more about using them, so far all building up great, a little slow in some places, but thats to do with where they are, the hives that dropped out tended to be the older hives the newer splits bolted though, so not really sure what to think, i'am just glade theres a heap of honey still in the shed,
  16. if they keep returning to the site they swarmed to in the hedge etc i puff a lot of smoke onto the area to block any of the queens smells.
  17. I didn't go over I saw a post on face book and thought I think I know who that is, great wee set up with the cart and the bike, are you based round the fox river,? will get over to see you some time when I get the bus back on the road,
  18. Little bit of subject, but was that you at the Fox River Market?
  19. hi frazzle, yer no sample sent in just been waiting to see how jamesc's samples turn out, not alot of money in the coffers at the mo. the earler ones on the second round which only had a soft ball size cluster died, was talking to another beek the other day and he had some thing much the same, this he put down to lack of pollen, still had plenty of stores though. the dwindling or slow hives have come away but are slow to build up, these have both plenty of honey and stores, the hives that were ok have had split of them and are still going gang-busters, this is all happening in a year that i don't really want alot of honey, so we will see,
  20. morpork, Are you selling this honey, nowhere on here say;s what part of nz you are from, p.s if you want more i have some
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