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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.
  14. No sign of any S.Rata flower in the Arahura, Styx or Hoki Valleys.
  15. I think youve gone soft and actually like her.
  16. Was up at Westport and Fox river fishing last week. Manuka full of flower in Westport and Pahutakawa and Rata flowering fox river area. Hope the Rata flowers down Hoki way later. Bees been lovin this last few weeks fine weather. Boxes filling fast.
  17. Can't say Ive seen sth island east coast bait but they sure are a good size on the westcoast,but have caught very nice bait in the BOP and waikato also. Dont think the new regulations will effect me much. If it helps protect the fishery and we all can put a six month supply in the freezer then all good i say. Whitebaiting cows? Seen a few in the river, wondered why they were there, now I know. Have shot a couple with 270 but use a 7mm08 for that. Bullet stays in the head,not so messy. As to where i am, im 30ks inland of Hokitika on a farm beside a lake souroundered by bush. No neighbors. And as for rearing queens in numbers i try not to, a single brood i have has just produced a couple that ive had to run around catching. Yay. The pumpkin thing sounds a bit dangerous.
  18. Do you sell from a yellow vehicle?
  19. Hi oma, ive got my Dad down from Turangi staying for a few weeks and he said he had been buying some nice honey from the market there that he liked. Could it be yours?
  20. I hope your boxes are filling nicely, youve waited awhile for the good weather. Ive just put a 5th 3/4 box on two of mine while the rest have three. No sign of Rata flowering here yet but still the odd Kamahi flower and white Rata starting. Went fishing at Fox River the other day and good Rata flowering there so signs are good for here next month i hope.
  21. Alcohol can sure be bad for ya. My Grandmother told me about when she was bout aged 15,her and her cousin wagged school, stole some honey mead and drank it all under the bridge at Taneatua untill they passed out. The cousin never woke up. Would have been about 1925 i think.
  22. We've had probably 500mm in last two days. Went into town and saw two cars loaded with kayaks headind out to enjoy flooded rivers. Not everyones unhappy with the rain.
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