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Daley last won the day on February 21

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  1. Haha I’m only kidding around. Gender is important in some regards, like you say 😂 But in others it should be irrelevant.
  2. I won’t haha but it’s likely I will choose a gender neutral name 😂
  3. Currently at brunch, I am sitting at a table beside two women who are harping on about Manuka honey and making some incredibly bold claims which just simply aren’t true. I can only assume at least one or if not both of them got out of the blue corporate truck covered in sign writing across the road. While it was entertaining to listen to, it worry’s me that it could be these people who may end up with a voice at the table, I was tempted to correct a few of their facts but I decided I would rather sit in silence and enjoy the free entertainment that came with my breakfast.
  4. Haha I’m a millennial, don’t you know we don’t care about gender anymore
  5. Daley

    What is Raw honey in 2019

    Isn’t honey bacteriostatic? I thought pasteurisation was more about killing active yeasts to keep it stable on the shelf
  6. Get a good spade and dig yourself flat spots, go totally overboard, it takes a while but they stay that way and it’s worth it in the long run. With cattle if you can’t run a tape or your sick of it getting wrecked you can use steel reinforcing hammered into the ground and stapled to your bases, this will generally hold up to a fair bit of rubbing. Not ideal if your moving hives though. Also blocks of 4, one hive facing each way are harder to knock over and is a good deterrent to cattle. But it can also leave you with your butt in the doorway if your not careful
  7. Daley

    February 2019 diary

    We’re taking a bit of a break from harvesting for now. Sister is getting married on 2nd March so trying to organise bits and pieces. I’ve been going out for a few hours when I can and leaving Riley with Mum, I get about 4 hours before she starts to get difficult, then I have to give her a feed, still refuses to take a bottle but eating well. Good to be going out, suffered a little on the first day doing clearers because I was a bit out of sync and I upset the bees by being a clumsy oaf and copped 10 stings through the suit. And Dad worked more hives than me which was hilarious. Today was certainly a hot one, mostly spent outside in the shade with a baby who didn’t want to sleep in the heat. I chucked her in a basin outside and gave her a piece of watermelon which kept her occupied for a while before she decided to resume her favourite past time of trying to eat leaves.
  8. Daley

    February 2019 diary

    I hope it takes a bit longer than that. But the thought did occur to me.
  9. Daley

    February 2019 diary

    I always, always carry a spade. Amazing how quickly you can prevent fire with a spade. Wouldn’t be without it. And a fire blanket. Its still relatively green here which is an anomaly but I’ll take it. Defintely brown tops though. With the price of stock a lot of farms had plenty of grass but not enough stock. Light robbing here, it’s not too bad yet but I’m sure it’s due to deteriorate. February is normally ok. But March can be rugged. Heaps of bees with nothing to do, chilling around home making a nuisance of themselves.
  10. I believe so. I can understand how a query about gender can be merely wanting to use the correct word. Him/Her. The intent was not malicious and I’m sure it won’t happen again 😉
  11. I don’t consider Arataki to be corporate. Corporate packing is not causing a problem, but the beekeeping tends to. I think a strong organisation has the potential to do good, but it depends who is getting the most say, and we know that the bigger players will be getting more say.
  12. You can’t confront them, it’s pointless. You just have to outlast them. Which I think will be far more likely with a no vote.
  13. Sure, but in a levy situation those people would have much the same say as I would so they don’t bring the same level of concern. I suppose it would yes, as they are large hive holders answerable to shareholders, and tend to be the most cutthroat and self interested. They are operating within the law so there tends to be very little protection from them.
  14. 🤷‍♀️ My definition, the corporates I refer to: They engage in gaining sites with false promises, overcrowding, overstocking, bad hive management, bad hive treatment, anti-social behaviour, migratory beekeeping with no consideration of others already in the area, poor form when moving hives, causing public nuisance, poor and irresponsible hive placement. I could probably go on but you get the idea. If there are corporates that are not doing that, then that’s great news and they are definitely not included in my idea of a corporate, though they may be by most people’s definition.