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  1. Went out and about today after dropping my truck off to get some new mud tyres. Had to take the deluxe out today as we’ve had a spot of rain over the last week or so. Bees seemed to be pretty happy to have have a warm sunny day. Bringing in lotsa lovely yellow pollen. Ironic really because we’d gone to put pollen patties in for the first time ever! Meh! Bees were having a wee look but didn’t look super impressed that I’d gone out of my way to provide them with the silly putty. Had a lovely picnic headed for home. Half way back a dozy bee decided to sting me while I was just sitting in the passenger seat. First full sting of the season. Silly bee. No. 2 Daughter called from Wellington, as we related our day, she wanted to know what the patties smelt and tasted like. Strange child!
  2. Always here, lurking! Riley the Wrecker is a grumpy wee troll at present. She had her 15 month immunisations and poor wee soul was a bit beside herself. I would have been too. Four shots in four limbs, ouch. Pretty happy that she’s had the 1st MMR though, current situation considered. She’s hanging out here or at hers at present as we’ve had the measles pass through. Dales not taking any chances. Theres also teeth popping up at the same time so it’s pretty well a double whammy. She’s also a bit miffed that Nanny & Gruff are not home and at her beck & call on fine days cos’ someone’s gotta work in this establishment! Shes generally a happy humbug and just like her mother to concerned she’ll miss something to sleep! Last shot is of my mum. The four generations hang out quite a bit.
  3. @yesbut, kawa kawa is pretty hard to kill!
  4. Oh @yesbut! Where the fun in that. Putting something together and finding left over bits are a thing of the past with mobile phones. Himself now takes pictures when pulling apart stuff so putting them back together involves much less naughty words from the basement man cave!!!
  5. Yep, there’s a bridge we know like this. Every year it attracts new swarms.
  6. Driving around chatting to our farmers and doling out honey & soap and nice things for everyone from the winter hobby. Lucky enough to be small & used to running on the shoe string.
  7. @Alastairlol! I’ve sat some weird exams, but that takes the prize!
  8. Not recently round here. The big suckers drop off the roof every now and then. We have them under most of our lids freeloading on the hive mats. Ugly damn things. You can stick them in the freezer and they defrost & come back to life. Ewwwww!
  9. My understanding is the big black ones were found here first. Probably via the port, spread probably by rail, when we had one😭
  10. Another bee themed ad popped up this week! wish we were off the grid!
  11. We started cleaning up our boxes this week. Bit like eating an elephant when you first start!🤣
  12. Twelve to twenty four months ago these ads would have been spot on. Now they are a sign of how little understood our industry is unless you’re in it. When we first lived in Motu, at the time the children were preschool & primary school age we used to have some cracker floods that shut down telephone (dial up internet), power & roading for days. Nobody noticed except us, we coped as a community, cleaned up and lived in a house with a moat until the water receded. We laughed when power being out in town (Gisborne) for 3 hours made headlines & front page in the paper. Telecom always offered to credit our cellphones, which of course was really helpful because there was no cell coverage! Kinda feels like those times again.
  13. In the last two weeks I’ve seen a bank & a business/accounting company that’s advertising on the telly using a bee theme. Kind of have to think that they’ve well and truely missed the boat with their marketing campaigns!
  14. Thats nothing! Riley really, really likes pasta! She’s into people’s food right now. None of that baby mush for her!
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