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Gabor last won the day on February 6 2018

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    Bayview, Auckland

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  1. it's varroa culling time! those are staples for the oxalic/glycerin solution
  2. Your bike would not reach your front gate by the amount I drink I miss my bike
  3. I'm too old to drink crap alcohol and too lazy to bother
  4. exactly what I did. I never exceded 50C
  5. Wow, that's rapid. By the way, - if it's not a secret or personal - what is the plan with 250kg honey? I took 42kg (left plenty for the bees) and it is not easy to store or consume, even my kids are drinking the stuff. I know, it would be ideal to have at least two hives but that would mean roughly double the honey crop... what could I do with that amount of honey is a mistery to me
  6. I wanted to buy one and one of the big suppliers had an offer: 25l bucket with honey gate for a price of a honey gate. It's plastic obviously and leaked water but did not leak honey even when the bucket was full, sitting in the corner for days. (although I had to remove the gate and smooth the plastic edges of the pail by myself, no biggie) Now I checked again and the price went up a bit https://www.ceracell.co.nz/20l-heavy-duty-grade-pail-assembled-with-gate/ for a serious application I'd buy a metal one tbh
  7. first time I have a real crop and first time tutin testing. good results, I'm a happy camper
  8. I'm a backyard hobbyst and I think the staples are very simple and easy to make and apply. Ideal for hobbysts.
  9. I take it as a compliment. I have huge blind spots how the commercials are operating, I only have a vague understanding of it. I watch loads of beekeeping videos on YT, mostly locals and Australians and some canadian ones and read this forum a lot, it always pays what one can read between the lines written by commercials... I tried to do the maths and find out how many hives (what size of operation) would mean viable business with some minor safety nets, allocations for unplanned events etc. and I failed miserably. Every new hive brings lots of things with it (woodware c
  10. my staples were in the stuff for 24 hours and squeezed out before application. they seemed wet tho heaps of bees are out the hive now just hanging around probably the hot weather and the fresh staples were a tad too much for the faint hearted ones
  11. I would not mind going commercial, but. First of all, there is a giant surplus of honey, prices are low. And I live in a small house in Auckland, I don't even have room for 4 hives at my own place so I would need places elsewhere, places without bees and I don't think it would easy to come by, having a million hives in the country. Competition is OK, but get hundreds of hives starving in overcrowded areas is not competition, just crazy. Plus the wood shop, storage, place for extraction, vehicle(s) , overhead... I would export (I guess) and that comes further costs. (I'm just specula
  12. it is without the consent of the property owner or person in charge of the area you are wanting to fly above. Not illegal with consent.
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