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kevin moore

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  1. 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,
  2. same here, also an old steam knife, nothing bets a hot air gun,
  3. 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
  4. up too 5 swarms so far, all been very nice and quite to box
  5. 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,
  6. Also seems to put them into a swarming mode as well
  7. 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
  8. well a little up date on this, Toyota are going to take care of this cert stuff and foot the bill, ya happy as,
  9. leg rooms ok, i'am bit over 6 foot, the worst part is that there is not alot of seat movement for adjusting.
  10. brought one of these as the light run-a-bout, its a little nissan clipper
  11. not even a 'yesbut' number plate !
  12. nar, put them in a bowl of beer batter and a quick deep fry, better than chips
  13. the turbo is a TURBODYN HI-TORUE Tubo seems Australian made as it has a stamp of Australia on it
  14. how gutless would it be just to take the turbo off, i often think the turbo dosn't do much, hard to tell,
  15. Took the 1999 Hilux in for warrant yesterday, it has a 501 motor and has a turbo, have owned this for some thing like 3-4 years, person before me owned it a lot longer, any way it failed seems like it has to have a cert for the turbo, Toyota has given this truck several warrants as well as the testing that failed it yesterday, any one know if this is correct, Blenheim Toyota is looking into it, have'nt heard back yet.
  16. Agree. some produce very little nectar, we had a Swiss type in the vine yard one year grew up to our knees flowers for miles, but no nectar, weather fine and sunny as well,
  17. Funny that, Ive had the same comment from a Lime grove I have bees in, fruit for miles they have never seen so much.
  18. collected our first swarm yesterday off a fence post, we are looking at about 2-3 weeks earlier than last year, two hives this week hatching queens as iam inspecting them,
  19. can i have mine back please, lol
  20. yep i got a hive full of wasps the other day, hive was very poor
  21. thats great to see, at least they are listening to the bee keepers ?
  22. what happens if we all refuse to pay this levy, i'am sure they haven't the funds to take us all to court, i for one have not got the money to help shin the bums of a heap of shinny arse's.
  23. framers market you will be looking at 35-40 bucks, most sold in 4 buck blocks for wraps,
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