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  1. Whats really in their (The Ozzie) Manuka honey? https://www.facebook.com/CapilanoHoney/
  2. Sadly you miss a point again Grant, if your trying to solve the problems on the current level of thinking your good backwards. Ego and arrogance are the pills that dull the pain of stupidity.
  3. For some its not about money and there are more hobbyists out there doing it for love.
  4. Some things our mums and dads tort us are worth handing down
  5. Happy to lend you my Maori Axe
  6. "Push for tighter rules for selling bees on Trade Me" Beekeepers are worried Trade Me could be used by unregistered beekeepers to sell beehives, which could unwittingly spread pests and diseases. Andrew from ApirNZ had a meeting with Trademe yesterday to push for change, it is in all our interest to watch for the crooks. http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/348436/push-for-tighter-rules-for-selling-bees-on-trade-me Why is the not on NZBee.net a watch dog page where we can report questionable and stolen items? They have a section for stolen boats among other things.
  7. The move to Bee Friendly takes another step in the (hopefully) right direction. Bunnings bins pesticide thought to harm bees http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/348157/bunnings-bins-pesticide-thought-to-harm-bees Mitre 10 to review bee-risk pesticides http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/country/348231/mitre-10-to-review-bee-risk-pesticides
  8. Every God I have ever met has told me he helps those that help themselves. Trouble is the Aussies always help themselves to other peoples stuff Manuka now.
  9. The Aussies are at it again stealing our stuff http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/348078/trans-tasman-honey-rivalry-gets-more-bitter
  10. I am just getting started and have looked at a lot of what people have done around this area and venting of hive, I have made all my hive bases vented and going to Quad. I found Ali screen door mess at Burnings for $11 a meter last week. The question I have is now Im starting to needing to move hives is it a problem to vent the 2nd box?
  11. @ApiNZ_tutinwhats about a test kit that would give a warming that Tutin is present?
  12. If you are your own crash test dummy and test the honey first to know its safe then what is the issue in giving it away we get given veg from friend gardens all the time. Our country has become a nanny state.
  13. there are some people on Trademe offering this service in the Beekeeping section
  14. I had an uncle who always had his new cars sprays with black tar like anti rust.
  15. Strap enough horse power to anything and it will fly.
  16. You may want to check the price I was looking at these also, VW Crafter base maybe an option as well.
  17. Red neck saying came from the Southern states of America and the working men and woman in the fields are we as Beekeepers not a kim to those very same people. The issues remain the same in many way.
  18. Good to see the number 8 wire kiwis trying stuff and not setting back waiting wile sitting on their hands.
  19. I will populate this thread as I find info that I feel is an alliterative to what is class as "normal"
  20. @Daniel Benefield have a look at this one also. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17203363 Dr. Mark Goodwin tell of some research he did that stopped due to a lack of funding, Now surely the NZ Govt innovation fund would go for something like that it would have major impact internationally. Have a listen to Mark on RadioNZ https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ourchangingworld/audio/1737559/bees-in-decline
  21. Here is one thing paul is looking at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metarhizium
  22. Wouldn't we all be in a hot seat if we did that at home?
  23. Read a bit more about pauls works and thinking on Bee and Verroa http://www.fungi.com/blog/items/bee-friendly-research-update-3.html
  24. Paul is all over the net and doing great work. watch this space Im working on something to get here in not in person at lease a talk.
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