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  1. This forum is for members to discuss and recommend equipment. It is not an area for suppliers to tout their products. Referrals, recommendations or responses from suppliers will be deleted, with continued postings being viewed as unsolicited spam. If you actually need the item to be supplied then please create a Wanted listing Supplier note: If you can actually supply the item being discussed If you can supply. Create an appropriate for sale item within CommercialBee: Sales, with pictures if required and set a price. Do not link back to the topic
  2. It is important that beekeepers know how to respond to swarm requests, as we do not allow guest members to post personal contact information in order to protect their privacy. BEFORE YOU CAN RESPOND If you wish to participate in this section of the forum, you need to have completed BOTH sets of instructions at Where and how to post contact details & how to view them ensuring your privacy setting is set to allow ALL VISITORS access to your profile. You can check this, by browsing your profile whilst logged out. Please note information placed in your profile is done so at your own r
  3. This is an unsolicited international media request and your views will be quoted and interpreted for the audience in that country. Your views are your own and this site does not condone or endorse the use of social media by journalists trawling the internet for a quick story. Neither has nzbees.net been asked if the platform can be used for such activity. Please remember what you are quoted as saying could tarnish or enhance the reputation of commercial exports and the image of New Zealand across the globe. With that in mind you can continue the discussion at your own risk. Previ
  4. Here is a good example of a paper wasp nest in a bush Paper wasps And here are some more identification pictures
  5. Please ensure you correctly identify your swarm as being honey bees before requesting a swarm collection. If you have wasps, you will need to call an extermination service. An identification table is listed below.
  6. Sorry but I find this rude and completely the wrong approach, especially given your comments in another thread about heavy handed moderation and allowing conversation to flow. What you are saying between the lines is possibly correct - he may mislead new beekeepers, if the posts are taken in isolation, but "what I've found" is expressing a learning method, its not saying "I've done this so you should do it too". Its also stirring thought processes amongst others who are now contributing, so when you read through the whole topic you have a majority suggesting you do it xxx way. If @Nick Sp
  7. The purpose of the New Zealand Beekeepers Forum is to bring New Zealand beekeepers together with a national online presence. Whatever your beekeeping background, you will be made welcome with an ethos that is geared towards inclusion, education and learning. Whether you are commercial, hobbyist or just interested in bees and beekeeping, it is important that you feel able to raise questions and make a contribution. To that end, it is important for us all to be aware that some people may feel that a forum is complicated to use, some may feel that their style of beekeeping is seen as different or
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