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About Nuc_man

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  1. ? 3$ kg to look forward to....gonna get ugly
  2. a true beekeeper will still standing next spring?
  3. I guess so ...hopefully tourist numbers quality friendly faces etc but why not clutch at straws....
  4. To true Adam I only wanna sell 50 ton if I need halal or kosher, umf I give you a call...think I will just be nz beekeeper packing my own honey selling to the people in my own bck yard sold 10 ton so far @ a great kg rate giving the courier something to do, local label shop some work supporting local sports teams bla bla etc. So my local sales up by 8 ton this ytd. Only got 40 ton p/a to find a home for game on ....
  5. Hitting the nail on the head.... Midlands started there beekeeping operation because the average age of the beekeeper owner at the time was 60plus and Duncan could see pollination issues , these issues will come back with reinforcements along with disease issues ....
  6. Yep I think by April this year the situation will be worse ... than today, heard of hives 100$ including gst double brood on pallets if that's not a bail out sign or industry collapse sign what is? I came into the industry 24 years ago ish first 500 hives cost me 100 plus gst double brood box and 2 supers honey price 3.15kg ......
  7. So.... you have 50 ton in your shed no bulk buyers no future guarantee of sale new season crop coming on....guess what time to pack test your luck ...just maybe you might get your needed 7.5kg to survive or option 2 approach existing packers who offer 3.50 kg knowing full well its below production cost ...??? This is not going to work either way and small and big operators are measuring the string and planning there exit...with no sign or motion of a turn around what are the choices .....
  8. Hi yes mated queens,both over wintered and new season..
  9. I'm just thinking out loud regionally should we set up a help number for people that are in trouble need advice? Regional afb inspector? Eg we reported a problem afb management sent somebody that lives 2hrs away so more than half the day driving not a great way to spend levy money.... Or a data base for guys that have no choice but to walk away...? Unless our afb fees are raised this could be a way to mitigate the situation that is going to unfold over coming seasons.? @AFB PMP Management Agency We all no we can't afford higher levy's but if we team up look after our backyards maybe elimination is more possible? under the method we have now it will never work . We are in a new error of time ,time for a new method, because the way it's set out now nobody's going to win. We all need help sometimes.. Robbing out of supers might be old school method but not today..
  10. Hi yeah surviving nostrils and lips above water worst spring cost wise ,sold couple thousand queens was a big help ,arse is dragging a bit now looking like a fantastic honey season coming unfortunately I'm producing a crop nobody wants.... According to afb management no problem unless they have greater than 10% infection, so I have 3500 plus hives going by there math I would have to have over 350 hives infection before they do anything.....#### I panic if I get more than 2....
  11. Memories of 15 years ago 3.5 honey and the struggle to survive wake me up at night who would of thought these nightmares would come back in a starving world?
  12. Agreed @Alastair anything less than 5$ will mean bye bye bees
  13. I think Karin kos needs to come down south and take a look from behind the manuka tree....by autumn this season there will be carnage. I'm 4th generation love bees and what I do but I can't work for nothing. Pre varroa /low prices I was able to leave a super on and get a winter job ,this time I walk away the bees die but as everybody realizes you walk away you give you neighbor a ####load of varroa and other nasties. This is happening ... Once the bees are gone....?
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