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P K Tan

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  1. Easier to spot and confirm when there are activities around hives due to early warning?
  2. Just tried a new method of locating a wasp nest. Thermal imaging at night and confirming it in the morning. The hot spot on the screen showed up very bright. Marked the ground with dazzle and called the council as it was public land.
  3. Porirua City Council directs calls to me. Lost one swarm to the exterminator. Tried honey b gone smoke and also injected some from the wall inside. Sucked up flying bees as much as I could before I have up.
  4. First sighting of a bee in my travel. Singapore Waterfront Garden. very small. apis cerana? Yes. Do not worry. I did wash my hands several times since. Quarantine not required.
  5. Yes scuba tommorrow for 3000 baht/person. Only time we enjoy getting in sea water is in the tropics. We bring our own prescription goggles. Getting sun burn with a few days of snokelling already.
  6. Ko Tao on Charm Churee Village. Yes. When flying in saw the muddy shore of Ko Samui and at the airport and pier was united nations gathering. But once on the resort private beach it was not too bad. Dinner under full moon on a deck by the water was great except for the reclining seating arrangement.thats after the main meal and she was full. going scuba tomorrow.
  7. Being in Malaysia for the past two weeks and only seen 1 black stripe smallish bee and a few stingless. Now on and island off Ko Samui, Thailand and have not sighted any yet.
  8. My samsung S7 is cheese, capture, shoot or take video. Have not tried if I change language. Other brand may be different.
  9. smartphone camera can come with voice activation and no need to press button.
  10. Where's the video getting to that stage.
  11. Thats what i thought but John freeze his propolis when he has wax moth problem.
  12. 1 steamer suitable for 2 FD. Tried 2 steamer for 2 FD and 2 × 3/4 But trip the circuit breaker while i was doing something else. Reconfigured to another circuit. Will try again tomorrow.
  13. Plants that get sold at places with shoes hanging on telephone lines.
  14. PM me your email and i will send you a link.
  15. Not economical for me to pay for gas when i have free power. However some can have fixed gas payment and use as much as they like. That would be an option. Adding electric elements to the 9kg might be an option for me.
  16. Better to use the chest freezer with an electric blanket for warming up crystallize honey. I think steam is a better option than dry heat. The steam will rise to the top and force the air (insulator) down. That steam rig was thought of and made up in an hr as a test with what i had available. I was pleasantly suprised at the outcome from 1 free hr of power from cold. Had to top up the steamer with boiling water from a jug as i was not sure of the minimum water level. It was easy to get rid of the softened cocoon and pollen capsules. There were pool of wax on top of frames of the bottom box. Do
  17. More use of my free power. First time doing it this way. Oven warming drawer at the bottom. Oven baking dish inside. Timber and propolis mat as strainer. Hook up wall paper steamer. Cover with plastic so condensate goes into floor drain. Scrap over fly screen mesh.
  18. At what point, generation, year, date do you classify them as immigrants. The Moriori to the Maori, the European to the Maori, the Chinese, Pacific ...... Check out some health-care facilities and see who is looking after the "discarded " folks as it's no longer suitable for their children to have them as part of the family. For some, their quality of life has improved including the agricultural sector engaging migrant workers and enjoying the profit base on cheaper willing labour.
  19. It does depends on the type of immigrants. I know of some war related refugees who has done very well for their family. Their community support each other. Some have real pride in themselves ensuring their next generation has a better life. Started businesses and have a drive to do better. There are those that do take advantage what has been offered and enjoy the new Kiwi life style of social welfare. They have a lot of stuff given to them with HNZ houses. Lots of support. No different to lots of Kiwi who do well and some are just like drones.
  20. I thought he meant that the skinny ones started off having the reserve and managed to live longer while using it up.
  21. The non benefit collecting, hard working immigrants will be paying for our pension.
  22. @Kiwifruiter " Hives are a little light on stores so will prob make up some candy boards to throw around to give the bees some extra stores over winter and be ready come spring to throw some serious sugar syrup around. I would rather not feed heavily in spring but needs must." Reply: like this on my phone.
  23. Might be just as easy to tag the person, copy and paste the content. Add your reply.
  24. Being busy using as much free power as i can melting wax. Since joining a power company for 29 days I am paying for 358 KWh ($0.27 /KWh $0.34/day inc gst) and using 422 KWh free power. I have set up 5 wifi switch capable of handling 3KW each with timer and power consumption monitors. Awaiting delivery of more wifi switches. DIY home automation. Next project to use more free power is either a converted oven to melt the wax on frames or a steam chest to do stack of boxes. Anyone wanting free power, PM me your email and will send a link.
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