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Thomas Clow

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  1. Yes it was started, it's sole purpose was exposure to as many people as possible so no one was left unaware, the meetings were held and open conversation was held at those meetings. If you want to talk to the man, the door is open to do so.
  2. If people want more information please email Bruce, he will happily answer questions. bruce@ceracell.co.nz He is not going to enter into a debate in this forum, he has better things to do with his time then debate openly on a forum, so if you are looking for answers please email him and he will do his best to answer your questions. We will be at the conference at Rotorua so come see us, I and Bruce will be there, he will gladly talk to you about the co-op there.
  3. We want people who are truly interested to contact bruce personally to get the forms to submit donations. please email bruce, bruce@ceracell.co.nz if you wish to contrbute or ask him personal direct questions in relation to the co-op We were made aware of an interested party start the give a little page. I don't see an issue with a member taking initiative to help the co-op at this stage. Michael sage is a family friend, the money is not going to be touched by the advisors....that comment is rediculous. What are the larger companies offering you? I
  4. Proposed New Zealand Honey Producers’ Co-op Where We Are At You may or may not know, there is a grass-roots movement underway to set up a honey producers’ co-operative in New Zealand. As the nexus of the movement, I thought I would let the wider beekeeping community know a little bit about what is happening, where we are up to, and see if you might be interested in joining the movement or maybe just helping in some tangible way. Background At Ceracell Beekeeping Supplies we are in regular contact with lots of beekeepers. Since about t
  5. Proposed New Zealand Honey Producers’ Co-op Where We Are At You may or may not know, there is a grass-roots movement underway to set up a honey producers’ co-operative in New Zealand. As the nexus of the movement, I thought I would let the wider beekeeping community know a little bit about what is happening, where we are up to, and see if you might be interested in joining the movement or maybe just helping in some tangible way. Background At Ceracell Beekeeping Supplies we are in regular contact with lots of beekeepers. Since about the middle of last
  6. What is so bad with a member trying to raise money for a co-op, we only need 100,000 to take as a show of faith to the government. Desperate....of course, why is this being formed? Bruce only went to 20 or so meetings across the country and saw beekeepers who are in need of revenue to support themselves. We wanted to see if there was a solution to the key problem that beekeepers are facing right now, which is they can't sell their honey!! this is the core of the issue. As I said earlier, this is still very early in the process, questions being asked can't be answered until we get
  7. @jamesc We will be at apimondia this september with the co-op, plenty of global honey buyers there, should be a great initial start. And yes a very great idea, any more are always welcome. cheers.
  8. Look I am a pawn on a chess set, I don't have the gold-winning answers. The co-op has not fully established itself yet, I can't run before I can walk. The Co-op will address these things when they arise, all it takes is effort and expertise to market non-manuka honey. The difference is beekeepers will own the co-op they will know how much the price of honey is and not speculation on what their neighbor got paid from the honey buyer down the road paid. As Mr boot said, New Zealand has set a high standard for our honey, the more regulation and protocol to make sure our product is of
  9. I should hope the government funds projects that help people, as well as brings economic wellbeing to the economy, which is what they would be doing in this instance. The way I see it is the industry is suffering and funding the co op to help get your honey to market to bring money back into New Zealanders hands is a huge win, especially for a primary industry in which the government is not held in high regard in farmers eyes.
  10. Come on @Ted, we haven't even started the co-op yet, the original co-op failed yes, but that was then and this is now. We are not them and they are not us. Does the co-op have pros, yes, does it have cons, absolutely. I don't see anyone else doing anything to help the industry, squeezing you guys for sales sure ain't gonna do anything for us and isn't going to help the industry. The solution is to help you put more money in your pocket so everyone improves here and the little guys are not pummeled out of a great industry and lifestyle. Going to the government with a small monetary back
  11. @M4tt, that is taken out of context and not what was said, Bruce said in summary, going to the government without a monetary backing was suggested not a good move, it is like asking for a mortgage without putting in a deposit.
  12. Here is an update as to what went on in the meetings that Bruce held this month across the country. *If you are seriously interested in contributing to the co-op, please fill out the form from the link provided below: https://josieclow.wufoo.com/forms/z17wxm850eqhf17/ Hello again everyone, I hosted the last meeting on Wednesday. And my interpretation of the mood and tenor of all the meetings is “Wow”! I left every meeting with adrenalin pumping through my veins, and on such a high. There is categorically a strong ground swell of commitment to get a honey producers’ co-op up
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    Do you have honey but no buyer in sight, or prices too low to cover costs? Let’s get together and talk about it. Bruce Clow, Managing Director of Ceracell Beekeeping Supplies (NZ) Ltd is travelling through-out the country in April hosting meetings with beekeepers who might be interested in starting a honey producers’ co-op, or looking at other ways to improve the financial returns for commercial beekeepers. Ceracell has always said that we are here “to help beekeepers”, and quite a number of our commercial beekeepers have expressed serious concerns about their abilit
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    Do you have honey but no buyer in sight, or prices too low to cover costs? Let’s get together and talk about it. Bruce Clow, Managing Director of Ceracell Beekeeping Supplies (NZ) Ltd is travelling through-out the country in April hosting meetings with beekeepers who might be interested in starting a honey producers’ co-op, or looking at other ways to improve the financial returns for commercial beekeepers. Ceracell has always said that we are here “to help beekeepers”, and quite a number of our commercial beekeepers have expressed serious concerns about their abilit
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    Do you have honey but no buyer in sight, or prices too low to cover costs? Let’s get together and talk about it. Bruce Clow, Managing Director of Ceracell Beekeeping Supplies (NZ) Ltd is travelling through-out the country in April hosting meetings with beekeepers who might be interested in starting a honey producers’ co-op, or looking at other ways to improve the financial returns for commercial beekeepers. Ceracell has always said that we are here “to help beekeepers”, and quite a number of our commercial beekeepers have expressed serious concerns about their abilit
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