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  1. A point of view. AFB is like Herpes. If you get it you don't shout about it.:eek:
  2. Hi just cut and plonk in the dirt takes roots real easy
  3. AAAh. Knowledge is power, walking in the dark can be dangerous.. thats why carrying a torch is brighter.
  4. Why not buy this book and have most of the answers for most of your queries, keeping Bees with a bit of knowledge makes it more enjoyable.
  5. I always take heaps back to Thailand, never a problem. Depends on country.
  6. If your up Christchurch way, I will swap you for some Thai (Issan) food, for a sniff of my hives x25
  7. Good Samaritan laws generally provide basic legal protection for those who assist a person who is injured or in danger. In essence, these laws protect the “Good Samaritan” from liability if unintended consequences result from their assistance.
  8. As an ex Corrections Officer, your comments are quite silly and without merit. If you knew of the back ground history, of some of the person's in custody you might refrain from making the above comments. Most people are good, on a bad day we are all capable of making mistakes that have consequences that we cannot foresee. Life is not black and white, there is a lot of grey.
  9. Well I have been round the sun 50 times and to get good at anything you must repeat the same thing at least 10,000 times. Brain and muscle memory. Hence martial arts etc. Reparation. So any body doing Bee keeping even after 20- 30 yrs is still learning and will make mistakes. Hence my comment new to the game. On a side note to this I have brought a hive from a member on this forum and being in my first year of Bee keeping was as blind as a new born baby as to what was good and whats bad. And on hind sight what they sold me was rubbish because I have expanded my hive numbers and with my limited experience sort of know now what a good hive is. let him who is without sin cast the first stone. This is a good forum with many different views and opinions and sometimes we are all guilty of being keyboard warriors, and can interpret postings incorrectly. Many times things are written with passion, and I am guilty a viewing others postings in a negative light, and thankful the next day I re read and think Phew I am glad I did'nt post what I was thinking that day. Our one common denominator is we all love Bee's. Bee happy every one, life is short.
  10. I know who it is, and one of the members on this forum use to work with him, they have supplied me with queens in the past and they where very good, and was very helpful to me. We can all make mistakes.
  11. Thank you, and maybe I have learnt a life lesson with regards to forums.
  12. Whoa slow down, It wasnt you I was referring to at all. I dont know you. And to be honest I dont know what your on about.:devil:
  13. I have spoken to the person that produced those cells a few weeks back, has an advert in Trademe. From talking to him, pretty new in the game. Not that hard to put the dots together.
  14. I use this to light my smoker then blast my hive tools
  15. Or Caviar, Ants etc. Harvesting Bee Larvae/Pupae - Hachinoko. This is a good method to help reduce Swarming. Bon Appetit my fellow Bee keepers;)
  16. Because they are clean, and insects are finding their way into protein bars and other common foods sources. The huge cost to the planet, with regards to meat protein, water usage etc. Pdf file to large to download. By 2050, the world’s popula on is expected to surpass 9 billion people, adding more than 2 billion individuals to an already crowded planet. Coupled with expanding economic wealth and purchasing power, FAO es mates indicate that global food produc on will need to expand by an es mated 60 percent from current levels to meet global food requirements in 2050. Mee ng this massive addi onal demand for food will require concerted ac on on a number of fronts. While substan ally increasing yields and cropping intensi es of major cereal crops is an obvious need, eff orts will also have to focus on increasing the produc on and consump on of currently under-u lized and under-appreciated foods. Many of these foods currently lack recogni on and apprecia on of their poten al to contribute to food security; the increased consump on of others is variously constrained by produc on, processing and trade constraints and challenges. Edible insects comprise one such category of under-u lized foods that off er signifi cant poten al to contribute to mee ng future global food demands. Although widely reviled in European and North American society and media, more than 1 600 species of insects are documented as being consumed by humans. Insects tradi onally were an integral element of human diets in nearly 100 countries of the world – par cularly in Asia and the Pacifi c, Africa and La n America (Durst et al. 2010). Insects off er several advantages as human food. Insects are extremely rich in protein, vitamins and minerals, and at the same me are highly effi cient in conver ng the food they eat into material that can be consumed by humans. These high food-conversion effi ciencies – up to six mes more effi cient than beef ca le – coupled with other physiological advantages mean that insects consumed as human food have a far less nega ve impact on the environment, including greenhouse gas emissions, than conven onal livestock. Insects are typically collected from wild habitats or farmed by small-scale producers, thus genera ng signifi cant income and employment opportuni es for rural households. Like many people throughout Asia and the Pacifi c, Thai people have a long history and tradi on of consuming insects as food. But while the consump on of insects by humans has declined in many areas (due in part to the nega ve portrayal of the prac ce in Western media), consump on of insects in Thailand iii remains widespread and has actually increased drama cally in recent decades, above historical levels. Insects are clearly a “food of choice” for Thai people, refl ected by sustained and growing consumer demand and high market prices paid for edible insects – typically far higher than the price of chicken, beef or pork. Thailand is also one of the few countries in the world to have developed a viable and thriving insect farming sector. More than 20 000 insect farming enterprises are now registered in the country, most of which are small-scale household opera ons. Insect farming has emerged as a signifi cant economic ac vity in Thailand only in the past two decades, driven by strong market demand and eff ec vely supported by university research and extension, and innova ve private-sector food processors and sellers. Overall, insect farming, collec on, processing, transport and marke ng has emerged as a mul -million dollar sector, providing income and employment for tens of thousands of Thai people, and healthy and nutri ous food for millions of consumers. To be er understand the phenomenal development and evolu on of the Thai edible insect sector, the FAO Regional Offi ce for Asia and the Pacifi c collaborated with Khon Kaen University to review and assess the trends, current status and prac ces of insect collec on and farming, processing, marke ng and trade in the country. Six-legged livestock: edible insect farming, collec on and marke ng in Thailand is the result of that review and assessment, which included na onwide surveys and interviews with farmers, collectors, processors, and sellers of edible insects at all levels. It is hoped that by making this informa on about the thriving Thai edible insect industry accessible and more widely known, others in the region and throughout the world will more fully recognize the poten al of edible insects to contribute to food security and nutri on in a sustainable sound manner, increase rural income and livelihoods, and reduce the environmental burden of feeding the growing world popula on. FAO encourages other countries to consider the Thai experience and stands ready to facilitate the further exchange of informa on and technology related to this exci ng, but under-appreciated, opportunity to build upon the rich tradi ons and cultures of ea ng insects while expanding the op ons for enhancing food security. Hiroyuki Konuma Assistant Director-General and Regional Representa ve iv www.nzherald.co.nz/the-country/news/article.cfm?c_id=16&objectid... Click this link if interested
  17. Hi I have an insect farm in Thailand with my Wife's family running it while I am here at present. So today I munched out on some Drone brood , quite creamy and not to bad at all, just sucked them out from the comb. Has anyone else had a crack at this form of protein before?
  18. The other day we had a faulty brass plumbing elbow, connected to a vanity basin mixer, upstairs bathroom. Water every where, blown custom wood vanity. Could have caused some big $$$$. Insurance companies wont deal with us or give contracts if we cant cover the what if,s. I agree 2 mill is over the top, but that,s the world today I play in and it comes of the tax I pay. Side note your mate was spotted in Sth Canterbury the other week!!!
  19. Requirement these days, and gives protection to my clients if the crap hits the fan. Like Health & Safety madness, fluro vest and the like.
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