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kevin moore

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  1. may be they have had a heads up on the way the voting is gong
  2. thats why we have gone to ply roofs, keeps them cooler in summer and warmer in winter, just need a coat of paint now and again
  3. i thought they already had it !
  4. has any one got any idiot proof mead recipes ?
  5. well i haven't said much on here for a while, but love reading whats going on, I'am with jamesec on alot of what he say's and i think the only way for alot of us smaller honey collectors to survive is to sell our own, market, package and to further process our honey. we are are putting up a little honey shack in the back yard and will be selling honey six different sorts, hand creams etc, soaps, honey powder, tablets, Also we currently sell at three different markets as well as online sales and return buyers, i for one know how i will be voting after spending all my spare time and then some on all things bee related, spending endless hours in the stinking hot sun stuck in a bee suit with salty sweet running into my eyes,
  6. all our hives get a strap of some kind, after having several tipped over by wind, cattle a few years back, as big hands said "at least they stay together"
  7. hi Lynne, have you got brood yet ? if not i sure i can find some,
  8. I know about 8/9 years ago there was a machine for making these for sale on trade me, all i know now is that it went to nelson,
  9. i have a 500 gm pot of Lavender honey worth $100.00 any takers, lol
  10. you still not said how many honey boxes are on each hive, if only one or two - leave them, why all the extra work fluffing around with frames taking them out and putting back in, work "smarter not harder"
  11. where is this fuel rail, have had alook but can't see much for the wopping great air cleaner on top, what sort of $$ do you think it cost to replace the fuel rail, i see the cam belt was changed at 166, now at 216 not sure how often that gets replaced, they gave it to me with no manual in it, steel plate in motor bay says 2008.
  12. you really need to pull out all frames when checking for cells, you will miss the ones they have tucked up beside the frames, if covered in bees shank them off, you will be suprised how many you miss doing it your way,
  13. how many honey boxes on the hives, if only one i would just put a strap around each hives real tight and do two trips, a piece of wind break is good to block the hive off with,
  14. same here, also an old steam knife, nothing bets a hot air gun,
  15. toyota now have the truck and are now putting it though the cert process, one of the requirements is that it needs a drive shaft loop/hoop. no biggie the truck they have given me to use is a toyota 3.0 D4D the last "D" is in red, has any one got one of these or know any thing about them, it seems a really great truck, although is a double cab like mine the deck is alot bigger, it seems to have alot more power than my old turbo girl which is also a 3.0, any comments would be great thanks
  16. up too 5 swarms so far, all been very nice and quite to box
  17. i take the old girl and two frames of brood, if good q cells and a few of them i will also take frames with cells on and make up nucs, i try to leave the oldest and biggest cell and may be a uncapped they can sort things out from there, brood frames with one cell on goes into a nuc and bees from two other hives are added to build up the numbers a bit, i have found that bees from 3 different hives will get along ok, but put bees from two hives and this seems to cause problems,
  18. Also seems to put them into a swarming mode as well
  19. I would have taken the old queen out and left a q cell in there, some times after doing every thing you did they will still swarm with the old queen, if you take the old q and some brood frames like you took out you are you are producing a forced/artificial swarm, but you must take the old girl
  20. well a little up date on this, Toyota are going to take care of this cert stuff and foot the bill, ya happy as,
  21. leg rooms ok, i'am bit over 6 foot, the worst part is that there is not alot of seat movement for adjusting.
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