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Maru Hoani

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Maru Hoani last won the day on October 13 2017

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About Maru Hoani

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  1. Dry az in Northland, I seen a big top energy 4x4 11ton driving up whats usually a quad track, and I drove into a bog site on the flats with 2wd. This has to be one of the dryest June's of my life, iv seen it this wet in april
  2. What would a 2003 Isuzu N series with a hiab be roughly worth with 270000km on clock?
  3. For me, I do lol Wet, wet and more wet. Can't get into anything not metalled withought a quad or sxs
  4. My black angry Bush bee breed descends from the missionaries bees that were first introduced to Hokianga
  5. Far Far, far less hives that's how. I was always taught not to have more than 20hives per 3km radius then I went and worked commercially and found people were putting sites of 36+ 1km apart
  6. I had it happen to me once, I found undrawn plastic frames, not even waxed in a few hives
  7. I just want do down size a few hundred so I don't have to work all the time on unproductive sites then I can get my Api 2 and actually get paid for my hours.
  8. Took me quite a few seasons to get mine, had to muck around with a quad, ramps, trailor, tarps and double handling for a decade now I can load up with the forks and I'm away laughing when I get to the sites. The tipper trailot takes seconds. All I need now is a isuzuNp450 with a palfinger hiab but was a bit reluctant to tick up anything this year.
  9. Got the sxs700 back from reefrite engineering today new tie down points for my feeding unit and a smoker box, ready for spring🐝
  10. Infesting everyone around you Beekeepers in my area always leave 4 hives at their manuka sites through winter and they usually end up being DBs. Must be a way of keeping competition down
  11. No confidence just moans and hoops to jump through, produces 11kgs on average of Manuka. I only do it to support my family otherwise I'd tell the land owners where to go. It was worth it in terms of me being employed and I make 10% of the total while tha land owner got 25% but I wouldn't do it if I didn't have to. The hivez would just sit and make a loss if I didn't put them in. Can't even seem to sell hives at 250 now days No confidence just moans and hoops to jump through, produces 11kgs on average of Manuka. I only do it to support my family otherwise I'd tell the land owners where to go.
  12. Over 100, my highest was 160 per hive last season came back at 9+ mono
  13. Those will be the ones most likely to contract AFB lol, I always worry about my hives because they are always pumping and I'm constantly re-infested and half my apiwebs red from neighbour AFB reporting although I only got it at one site this season 3x. 2 through spring and one during honey off I might go for the first time this year
  14. I buy mine for $1.50 per litre from Natural sugars but I buy kilolitres
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