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Philbee last won the day on February 10

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About Philbee

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    Field Bee

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    Phillip Haycock contracting
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    Yes
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    Commercial Beekeeper
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    lakebushhoney@gmail.com

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  1. Philbee

    Honey demand, facts not speculation

    Tutin test?
  2. Thats only because you haven't dropped me a line I give away plenty of staples and there is no reason why you shouldnt be entitled to some
  3. Some Beeks came to my place yesterday with 100% recyclable, novel honey pots that were jaw dropping. Its all doable and its very exciting to see. We are at a turning point and its all good
  4. Maybe I should rephrase that There are currently two certified organic operations in NZ using Staples. I will not name them. Currently the bug is the thread and we are working on that Both operators use staples with minimal thread. I would argue strongly that in comparative terms the Staple as a device used within an Oxalic Acid /Glycerine treatment should be considered and organic treatment
  5. There are currently two certified organic operations in NZ using Staples. I will not name them. Currently the bug is the thread and we are working on that Both operators use staples with minimal thread. I would argue strongly that in comparative terms the Staple is and organic treatment
  6. Philbee

    Honey demand, facts not speculation

    If it were as simple as that then there wouldnt be an issue Its true that I didn't realize what an issue Varroa re invasion was but the principles and practices have been pointed out to me recently. If hives are left untreated this Autumn then the effects of that will linger long after those Hives die. Im sure you Alastair know this. Its not only an Autumn issue but an issue right now Many Beeks are starting on their Varroa as the Honey comes off and will be on guard until the Bees stop flying. Many Beeks cannot and will not do this. The upside is that by this time next season the problem will have run its course, we hope
  7. Philbee

    Honey demand, facts not speculation

    This thread may be as good as any to bring up a subject that related to this threads title. It may be stating the obvious but there is some financial stress out there. Im starting to see it and it may get a lot worse. There are Beeks out there who simply do not have the available funds to treat their Bees. On top of that this dry spell has seen large strong hives suddenly run short of forage which means lots of foragers out looking for trouble, many carrying Varroa or returning with Varroa on board. I really dont know how this will pan out but Im starting to get concerned. Note. Anyone reading this who may owe me a small sum, this post is in no way pointed at you. My Debtors are well in hand. Its the emerging crisis that Im referring to.
  8. Philbee

    Oxalic and glycerine

    I have more Honey than I know what to do with
  9. Philbee

    Manuka fail

    Thats Ok Frazzel, Im just rolling with the punches now
  10. Philbee

    Manuka fail

    Lol I had the night off, finished work at 5pm Will do 16 hrs both Sat and Sun to make up
  11. Philbee

    Manuka fail

    Ha ha, Na that story was made up by tired old delusional Bulls.
  12. Philbee

    Manuka fail

    One way to galvanize this industry would be to for the Govt to tire of the nonsense and make the decisions for us That way we would likely turn our attention from each others throats and onto the new bad guy Presto, a unified industry
  13. Philbee

    afb bonfire

    Only a moron would burn a hive right now
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