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Dennis Crowley

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  1. Hi all A reminder We are having a discussion day Zespri and APINZ BOP discussion day at Trustpower BayPark Truman Rd Mount Mauganui. Kiwifruit Pollination Research Update – Thursday 24th Sept (9.30am to 3pm) Zespri, Plant and Food Research and the APINZ BOP invite you to a pollination research update. Scientists from the PFR research team will update attendees on a number of recent research projects that will interest you. It will provide an opportunity to engage with PFR and Zespri staff so bring along your questions as well. Below is the p
  2. Drove past there tonight moving hives, and put it in the "to come back an take a looksee" one day to do list.
  3. Just moved some hives tonight, bloody freezing out there.
  4. MPI are terrible at sharing information between their own departments, that is one of the biggest issues in dealing with them.
  5. I think we have a huge "fear of a major AFB outbreak problem happening" than the reality of how bad it is. Now I know you all going to to tell me you have red hot spots within 2km of your hive sites, therefor there's a huge problem, and I'm sure in localized areas there may be/has been, or when people fill out the form they are lying, or the ones with afb problems do not fill out the form, or the red spots are just honest beeks reporting that they have found and dealt to an afb hive. Which is a good thing.
  6. Its up to you how you report that, but if it's your intention to allow that to happen then I'd say you don't have a "loss of hive" problem as it's part of your management.
  7. Send me an email as I don't know how to PM you on here
  8. I gave these guys some help when they first starting out, they based in Ruatahuna and I mean this with respect, I doubt there's ever been a carton of weed killer been spotted in Ruatahuna. Lovely spot in the middle of the Te Urewera's between Murapara and Lake Waikaremoana, always came home with a passenger seat filled with venison.
  9. I'm well aware of the rules. And yes we can have input into who is on the board, and if they are in need of sacking I'm sure it will happen, when that need arises.
  10. After some Autumn mated queens if anybody knows of any please. Or nucs. Thanks
  11. morepork you must be having a bad day. The AFB Board set their own levy and resourcing requirements, APINZ does not instruct them in their dealings. APINZ is the "holder of the warrant" if you like, and as long as the AFB board are working to the rules set out in legislation they go about their business independent of APINZ. As the "holder of the warrant" APINZ gets 1 seat at the board table, which at this time is myself. In that seat I have no more sway than the other board members, as "holder of the warrant" APINZ does get to hear about changes and budgets before the public
  12. Hi All Here is the booking link to send out with the email you are going to send - Kiwifruit Pollination Research Update – Thursday 24th Sept (9.30am to 4.30pm) at BayPark. https://www.zesprievents.co.nz/KiwifruitPollination Any questions do not hesitate to ask, Kind regards Dennis
  13. Hi all We are having a discussion day Zespri and APINZ BOP discussion day, A preliminary notice, date and venue booked , just some covid details and topics to be finalized. Kiwifruit Pollination Research Update – Thursday 24th Sept (9.30am to 3pm) at BayPark Mount Mauganui. Zespri, Plant and Food Research and the APINZ BOP invite you to a pollination research update. Scientists from the PFR research team will update attendees on a number of recent research projects that will interest you. It will provide an opportunity to engage with PFR and Zespr
  14. We could use them for kiwifruit posts, and not need the bee hives,as the bees could be attracted to the posts. You mean the 44 gallon drum type commercial burner
  15. I've only used a flash formic treatment squirted onto cloth, and when you bent over the hive applying it the fumes get caught in the bee hood with no where to go. So you learn to treat with your head away from the hive.
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