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BJC last won the day on February 12 2018

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  1. Great idea Tony and appreciate your openness about where your hives are at. My guess, and it is a guess, that there are many viruses lurking in our hives most of the time and it only becomes a problem when bee health is compromised, when does this happen, I have no idea other than the obvious signs. Like the rest of the living world really.
  2. I agree and it is a major concern of how rapidly they are spreading throughout the country, they are particularly aggressive and very resilient as I understand it.
  3. I don't have any Argentine Ants in any of my apiaries but I am aware of them being in others and the beekeepers are managing them with ant poison in small containers under the hive lids, they report some success with this and no effect on the bees.
  4. I think the worse thing Trevor is DeeGeeBee's reference to the scam operating detailed in the letter from the Dow Jones and the phone calls attempting to harvest financial information
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    Beekeepers Hawkes Bay Incoporated is a Beekeeping Club consisting of over 45 members who range from small hobbyists to commercial beekeepers. Club nights are held at the Pakowhai Hall , Pakowhai Road, Pakowhai on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. Last months club meeting was taken up by our first honey competition with 18 entries and the competition was very tight with four runners up. Kevin Tinker was the overall winner and proud recipient of a two storey ready to go hive donated by Farmlands at Whakatu. A big thank you to Farmlands for their support and our judges on the night David Hills and Alessandro Tarentini, unfortunately our third judge John Berry was ill on the night . We were sorry he couldn't make it but thankful for him sensibly keeping his bugs at home.
  6. I finished putting my OA Staples in yesterday after taking off the remaining supers prompting a robbing frenzy. I put it down to taking the supers off, what I did like was the ease of placing the staples in the hives. I have the same problem as Dansar with the home bees spending a lot of time around the garage today.
  7. They might use him as a levy collector
  8. BJC


    Hills laboratories test for it and the cost is around the $80+ mark they supply the small pottles and courier bags
  9. Lake Tutira about an hour north of Napier
  10. Too true but I heeded the warning, it was a shame that more wasn't said about it but the clinician concerned would often be subject to derogatory comments by some of his colleagues about just being a technician. In any event I do my best to stay away from the stuff and anything else that kills cells, plants or otherwise. Makes for tough gardening but.
  11. This was in 2003 and mainly in 30 to 40 year olds. It just made me aware how dangerous any chemicals are when they can enter your bloodstream so easily and many years down the track they find they are unsafe.
  12. They all have glyphosate as their active ingredient. I remember an experienced radiologist I worked with who was a meticulous recorder of his observations commenting on the high incidence of unusual cancers, generally in males who he believed failed to use PPE. He commented the chemicals would enter the body through the moist areas of the skin, eyes, nose, under arms and crotch areas generally. It was a rural area here in New Zealand where I had observed a disdain by some on using PPE claiming glyphosate was so safe you could drink it. All the unusual cancers came from agricultural workers.
  13. Just found these old vines clearing the back of the section they are now a top the very large silver poplars that are next on the list.
  14. Shame about this persistent rain the Linden tree is getting a hammering but the girls are making the most of it.
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