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  1. Or ya could just do it an let us know how it goes. Just make sure ya springs are all good first.
  2. I'd say by the end of the day you'd have forgotten what month it was and be putting strips in. In December.
  3. Not to many people want it on the back seat with the kids.
  4. Bummer. Stopped it eating ya grass but. A couple of em can sure eat the guts out of a paddock ova a week. Robbing deer are as bad as robbing bees.
  5. Yellow comb? This year I had one hive in an apiary of four draw out three boxes of very yellow comb, none in the others. Have wondered what it could have been and why just the one hive?
  6. If ya saw what I see my teenagers putting together to eat would have ya wondering. Anything's possible.
  7. Keen to know what area in Turangi your hives are in? I lived there for yrs and an still have a mate there with couple hundred hives.
  8. Same here, bright orange pollen fron catsear. While out listening for roaring stags i see a small amount of white rata vine but more red vine still with buds to open. Bees still busy collecting and laying eggs. After such a crap spring maybe we wont have a winter.
  9. We have left honey at the end of our drive in different size jars with a container for donations. That way people can pay what they thinks fair or if they only have $2 that's OK. Yesterday 9kg went. Works out at $24 kg so far. west coast bush honey. Yum
  10. Reminds me of the first time I had anything to do with bees. Helping move hives by ute on an orchard I worked on as a teenager in the late 70s in Tepuke. At night, no suit, socks as gloves. Had no idea what I'd got myself into. Never did that again. Must have got stung about 50 times. The boss had a good laugh though as i jumped around trying to get rid of masses of crawling bees. Wasn't good.
  11. White Rata,Koromiko and Lancewood is full on now. Definitely later than last couple of years.Had extracted and had Bayvarol strips in by this time last year.
  12. The white rata vine has just burst out in flower this last week here along with five finger and broard leaf. Bees very happy when sunny. No red vine flowers yet.
  13. If it were me id grab two or three of his hives an an tell him were sorted, and look for work elsewhere.
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