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kevin moore

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  1. I voted yes on the poll, only because i am still a member-but not for much longer.
  2. yer 5 point some thing, centered picton way
  3. yer also meet mummzie yesterday,
  4. how do you manage to sleep 8 hours a night ?
  5. our local super value is not helping, honey has gone from the top 3 shelf's to the bottom 3 they don't seem to be interested in honey, the other day i heard of a north island super market only stocking there honey ( manuka) with empty jars, the full ones would walk out the door,
  6. we pack, sell and market ours, just the other day turned down an offer of $12.50, started to think of all the long hot days i had sweat running in my eyes, then home to extact till, 9.30-11.00 pm some nights, then back into it the next day, 12.50 nar
  7. going the other way, getting rid of the F/D's and slowly going all 3/4's, so much better on the back now that it's starting to play up
  8. alot of the hire hives we have now get two hives for the price of one, the reason for this is it is much easier two keep two hives going together than one on its own, One of the other options they get now is no retail cost if they have more than five hives on the site - they still get there free bit of honey thought out the year, any hive that dies is replaced at our cost, usually gets replaced with a yearling, any manged hive that dies in our care is also replaced, unless the owner has done some thing stupid like putting ant bate around the hive,
  9. yep i have one, never thought of using it for this job, should be really great as they are nice and light,
  10. we hire hives out to people who are normally very keen gardeners, but it is only done as a service, the down side of it is you are only servicing one or two hives at a time, nine times out of ten the person wants you to stop and have a chat or a coffee, costs are higher, more traveling for one hive, you are far better to set up a site of 10-20 and start there,
  11. yes i'am ok with that, we do send you Jafas a lot of power
  12. yep thats the chaps that had the dipper i was thinking of, but sorry it was $850.00 not $700.00 the listing number was 1668950921
  13. one on trade me for around $700
  14. welcome to the site, did you make the video, its very good
  15. just had a thought, and i see it is still on you tube, danser put on a video on how to make simplicity frames," look it up", this is where i got the idea from for making them, over the past four years of making these i think i have only broken about 5-6 they are quite strong, hope this helps
  16. I did that about 10 months ago, never heard a thing from them,
  17. Its easy to do, but you need a good saw for ripping, a cut off saw for docking all the large knots out, a router to cut the side bars to shape, and a drill or drill press for boring the holes in the side bars and alot of time to do all this, cutting top bars i think you are looking at something like 5 cuts though the saw, every cut you make though the saw is the last for that side, no planning needed, side bars you are looking at 4 cuts i think it is, these are all just straight cuts, once this is done you can leave them as being finnished or you can put it though the router so it looks like a shop brought frame, and then when finnished bore a few holes in it, bottom bars these are easy, most of the time you can make the bottom bars out of the left over bits from the top bars, the top bar i tend to have a sorts of size's as long as they hold the bottom of the frame together frame as above you do need to keep your dimensions in keeping with the bee space etc, at the end of the day if you keep to the same size's as a brought frame your bees will still be happy, i will try and put a few pics up for you over the next few days, if your coming to blenhiem next month look us up, Garden Bees,
  18. there are many types / grades of s/steel the poorer stuff will rust.
  19. all our hives have emlocks, we get them cheap at the ware house, only thing with the ware house ones are that they are a bit short, but as we don]t stack our hives high its not to big a problem, Aerofast straps we use for the higher hives and when shifting hives,
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