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Beefriendly last won the day on March 3 2019

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    Rukuhia, Waikato

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  1. Beefriendly

    Pollen bath

  2. They’ve smarten up nicely @dansar. Good workmanship ?
  3. The make over look. Fresh coat of paint, does wonders
  4. New season new beginnings We missed the bees. 2 Nucs arrived by courier post 7/10, unpackaged, left to settle on their new site and then transferred to their make over boxes later that afternoon. Both marked queens sited. Good bee activity noted. You know that the bees have been miised when....Significant other text me at work “I can hear bees in the tree above the new chickens coop”
  5. @M4tt Am I correct in thinking you destroy these cells... rather than taking another split off them?
  6. @Wildflower there is a very good oxalic acid and glycerine thread, on the forum. It provides plenty of information @cBankhas done a very good summary document
  7. As is so often said... nothing is constant and there is always more to learn with bees. Year 5 of beekeeping starts in November It’s been an interesting winter. I was concerned about the reduced bee activity, the nuisance of wasps and then noted robbing from 1 of the 3 hives. This hive was to be moved to a more favourable location for the sun aspect. The bees made it easy for me, as I merged this weakened FD hive mid July with the other stronger FD, using the QE/ newspaper method. Time to start the spring checks... My favourite 3/4 hive has had plent
  8. https://i.stuff.co.nz/motoring/113716572/the-cleanest-and-dirtiest-car-brands-in-new-zealand Maybe this?
  9. Please don’t we’d miss your input..
  10. Hmm ? @yesbut seems @Trevor Gillbanks Bet you to it an hour ago ?
  11. We received a phone call from Assure quality to advise we had been randomly selected for exotic disease testing...and they would set traps on the hives. Did we still have 3 hives and would Monday 16th be ok? Wednesday would have suited me better as I would have liked to be on site. I arrived home to a notice on one of the hives...initial panic ( I always think worse case scenario). On checking it was information that strips and sticky boards had been placed in the hives and would be removed in 24 hrs. Contact names, an email address and phone numbers. Himself, had
  12. Welcome @MissOlivia take @M4tt advice, stick around the forum and learn from some great bee keepers
  13. Update on the lavender patch We’ve been mulching and weeding. The plants are surviving the dry conditions.
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