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kevin moore

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  1. Hi Andrew, nice to see you on this site, your label looks great and i like the idea of 12 cents per label, i have just one question, on your label by the bar code you have "NZ Manuka " and on your front panel you have "Pure Kanuka" why is this, will this not confuse people ? just wondering thanks kevin
  2. trev, the last stickers cost 32 bucks for 5 sheets of ten and 7.99 for 250 business cards, hope this helps
  3. hi beefulla, no i don't print my own yet, have tried but didn't work to good. what i did was took a pic i liked and went in to the vista print's web sight and designed or added to get what i wanted, they give you a choice of how many you want. etc, also they do cards, well any thing you need printed really
  4. time to start pollinating i think, i could do with a little help here, i have been asked to supply bees for pollination of onions has any one help pollinate onions and how do you go about it please. i always thought onions were self pollinating, any thoughts would be great
  5. that is good to hear, i think i will go and clear a few acres of broom and plant some manuka, should be flowering in 4 to 5 years lol
  6. man i just can't get over that, 740 hives wiped out, i thought it bad enough losing four of my own.
  7. well just sitting here thinking,has any one thought of or has brought one of the plastic hives on trade me, any thoughts ?
  8. good w/e in the hive, cut-out i did three weeks ago is looking good with lots of brood and pollen coming in, give alittle raw sugar to as a slow maintaince feed, rest of hives i started taking out strips and closing up for winter, most hives still bringing alot of pollen in still. have one hive looking poor so may start to feed
  9. I've mated with a queen several times and have no problem with things dropping off. lol
  10. If combs are good i leave until they are damaged, or become clod with wax, or frames become twisted or broken. unless they are really bad they are still kept and will be used on hiving a swarm that i think needs to be quarantined, i no you still have the problem of getting them out of the hive later, but you can do that before spring, if you have two brood boxes on. hope this helps
  11. Hi iam in Renwick, this side of Blenheim if thats any help, do have spare gear if you want to try some day.
  12. good on you Rob i to think i will give this bee feed ago this spring.
  13. fieldbee. no yeast added to mine,i thought at the time it might grow so did not use any, i will add next batch, dose it have to be salt free?
  14. could bee, thought i may try this this time round, 1/2 mix of water sugar, then add a little of some thing like cooking oil with a 1/2 lemon squashed into it, if not lemon then may be a couple of spoon fulls of white vinegar
  15. not sure but i think i used a 1-2 water /sugar mix and thickened with the casein till i had a soft pattie, then it went hard and no one wanted it
  16. Hi what do you chaps mix in with your casein, i made some patties last year, not sure what mix i made but they ended up very hard and the bees did not touch them, even the hens left them.
  17. i use the cheapest spray on oil and spray onto a square bit of core flut,( real estate signs )and put under screened bottom boards works great
  18. interesting, so i may as well take the wild hives put them into some old hives and see what happens, if good i end up with more or find a source of AFB, now if only i had some old gear,
  19. hi just wondering with all this AFB talk, do wasps carry or spread afb from infected hives, i know of three wild hives close to one of mine, just been thinking should i kill off those wild bees ?
  20. i used to use those porter escapes and now they are all just laying around the shed in bits and pieces, i use the round metal ones they work great, not sure what they are called
  21. nice hives tony, i too like the entrance above the QE, I believe on the bee source website people have done trails on having the entrance above the QE and yes you do get cleaner honey, but they say also you get better yields, i did try this on several hives last season and do think i had better yields on those hives i tried it on, I think on the bees point of view it makes sense for those bees not having any thing to do with the brood can go straight into the honey with hiking it though the brood boxes
  22. tony how many of you work these hives, your honey must be alittle expensive i think i sold some honey to people up your way not long ago
  23. good subject, i have for years debated over 3/4 or full for honey and brood, so i am sort of sitting on the fence so to speak, i run some hives with 3/4 brood( x2 )and 3/4 honey supers, full depth 1 and 2's brood boxes, most honey supers are 3/4 with 2 or 3 honey supers still needed to build replacement brood frames each year.i think as i get older the 3/4 boxes will win,
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