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  1. @BRS and I talk once in a while on the phone ..... usually at this time of year .... to seek counsel with her experience and wisdom as to what the season might bring, so to get a love heart tells me we in Canterbury are on the same thinking. Might be a little bit too unsetteled for the Manuka ...
  2. Any way ..... moving on ...... another day on the syrup tank ..... feeding bees . We moved a few hundred out of the dew onto the clover , and after five days of crap and cloud, today the sun appeared at afternoon smoko. The bees went crazy , hitting the tank and the truck and the Main Man in a frenzy of excitement .... and we pumped syrup in a reciprocated frenzy and anticipation, rejoicing that the bees were alive and at the the potential of what might be, because what might be might be quite substantial this year.
  3. I know sort of where it is ..... it's a classic .
  4. Big sigh ..... I gonna find that picture of @BRS and his Morri work truck .... one of these days !
  5. Uh huh .... Mama’s truck is the paddock racer
  6. Uh Huh .... we had a Dodge Dart .... two door .... man that old banger could tell some stories .
  7. Guys ..... have you no imagination ..... and besides, you can get three on the front bench on comfort .
  8. Who cares about the repairs @Gino de Graaf ..... or the emissions ..... you wanna hear that baby cleaning the pipes on a sideways drift on the gravel ! She's a vixen in disguise.
  9. Thought I might trade the cruiser in on a real truck. Just needs a coat of clear coat.
  10. Health and Safety .... don't you just love it. Killed all the excitement of private enterprise. We have bees on forestry land , and they are big on protocol. The main thing is as contractors we have have public liability insurance. Then there is the two way radio to connect with loggers. And we have a key. So as a landowner, keep it simple. Ask the beekeeper to have public liability. Ask them to contact you when they want to check bees, Have written notification of hazards. And of course , nudge them for a bit of honey.
  11. Been feeding bees today ..... about 120 of them, five litres of thick C4 and placing shop cloths above the brood, under the queen excluder, honey box on top. Last month was the starving month ..... we lost 14 hives on the Dew, starved out because we were too busy placing bees into the mother load ..... but it is what it is , we have nucs to cover but they won't make a crop, but at $4/kg I'm not to concerned at the loss of income. It's more the principle of the matter ..... having four live hives on a pallet ..... anal thinking , but there yah go ... it's all about the image. We als
  12. Aah kimosabhe.... I have priveledged info.... not. The Uk imports 50,000 tonnes of honey pa. Recent news is that the 1/3 imported from China is adulterated with corn syrup. I would say the honey sitting in my shed has just doubled in value .... and but wait .... there is more, much more.... when the sun comes out , the stuff is pouring in.
  13. LOLA ..... One is too many. I tend to forget and move on .... it’s less destructive... and of course , the world is round and what goes around comes around.
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