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About Bighands

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    Guard Bee

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  • Swarm Collection Area
    Greymouth ,Coast Road
  • Business name
    R,S,ArbonT/A Paparoa Bee Co
  • DECA Holder
    Yes
  • Beekeeping Experience
    Hobby Beekeeper
  • Business phone
    022 459 6533
  • Business email
    greymouthlover@gmail.com

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  • Location
    west coast

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  1. Bighands

    Honey Price Collapse

    No West Coast
  2. Bighands

    December 2018 Apiary Diary

    Interesting news guys and gals.Personally I think Fonterra will go under,who will buy them China? 0r will the govt bail them out like Westland.These are interesting times especially for the honey game so any one that wants a honey co-op get your model right.
  3. Bighands

    D.O.C. CHARGES

    If it was Myrtle Rust then ban all birds
  4. Bighands

    NZBF Strapping hives

    i strap all mine as well using the same method as bron. At least if they fall over they stay together.
  5. Bighands

    D.O.C. CHARGES

    I received a document from DOC today sent out to concessionaire even though I no longer have a concession on DOC land.I see the charge for Manuka site is $75.00/hive.I hope it is valuable manuka to be paying that price plus inspection costs.Yes DOC inspect nthe sites and charge you plus a percentage of your net profit.Our land, need a good site to pay the charges.
  6. Bighands

    Cow farmers AFB moment

    i agree with you.As far as I know we have not lobbied and being a "Wild West ' bunch of beekeeper unless we are united things will stay the same.
  7. Bighands

    AFB management with new powers

    I want to see the definition of an "abandoned Apiary" become part of the law because at the moment their is no definition as I was told by an AP1 last year.
  8. Bighands

    Honey Price Collapse

    I have been reading all the comments great ideas are coming out.BRANDS How long do you really think it takes to bring a brand to success years.I should know I have sat at markets and sold nothing .After 20 odd yrs I am finally making traction. SUPPLY AND CO-OPS.I followed the Alberta Honey Co-op and they have 2 different sorts of suppliers,Partial and Full.One interesting thing mis the beeks would be asked to estimate the volume of honey that would be going to the coop for the year.This was before any honey was sold.That way the marketers knew what sort of volume they had to work with.This makes marketing a hell of a lot easier. EXPORTS.We are a small producer and yet we compete in the same market place.I tied to start a Joint Action Group under Trade N,Z, Went ok for a while but folded.If beeks stay loyal to the group buying their honey then the buyer will stay loyal to the beekeeper
  9. Bighands

    Honey Price Collapse

    I have been reading all the comments great ideas are coming out.BRANDS How long do you really think it takes to bring a brand to success years.I should know I have sat at markets and sold nothing .After 20 odd yrs
  10. Bighands

    Bee Vectoring Technology (BVT)

    WHICH PART OF THE USA BroderickBanks
  11. Bighands

    December 2018 Apiary Diary

    only the best of course.Great spell of weather over here
  12. Bighands

    November 2018 Apiary Diary

    He is right here.For the 1st time ever I extracted a multiflora honey yesterday.I have never extracted late november before.Global warming I am sure.I have seen buds on the odd Pohutukawa but not Rata.
  13. Bighands

    Drop in bee prices

    Iw weighs a maximum of 31kg and anything lower
  14. No drones are treated in the same way.Dee Lusby reckons that 10% of the comb area in the brood nest should be drone comb
  15. Bighands

    Dadant Bee Blowers

    Yes I have one that I want to get rid of email me and we can discuss
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