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Trevor Gillbanks

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Trevor Gillbanks last won the day on May 9

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  • Swarm Collection Area
    Manawatu, Palmerston North, Fielding, Ashhurst, Linton
  • Business name
    Trev's Bees
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  • Beekeeping Experience
    Semi Commercial
  • Business phone
    022 105 2316
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    Palmerston North

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  1. It means that you @Maggie Jameshave been quoted correctly and your name has been selected from the drop down list or someone has wanted you to see a posting. It also shows up as an email to you that you have been quotes and the little bell at the top right of the screen show a number of the quote. You can click on that and it will take you directly to the quote.
  2. Yes. But the OP was 0 from 40. So therefore something other than hive strength. Even a very weak hive queenless hive will try and make one or two cells. 0 pretty much always means queen in the hive.
  3. Then there is probably a virgin in the cell raiser.
  4. That looks great. I am sorry to see beekeeper locations disappear under beekeeper name. Even if some tried to muck about with the locations.
  5. I would not go back in after the cell has emerged as the bees will sometimes kill the new virgin or she will fly off. The bees will sort it.
  6. That is a very early swarm. Time to get the gear sorted for collections.
  7. Overnight. @frazzledfozzle gets them from Nelson to Manawatu overnight. She uses Courier Post. You just have to make sure that you have set up your deal with Fastways or whatever courier you decide to use.
  8. Yes. I am with Fastway. They have an online system that allows you to print labels and it saves your addresses i8n your system. When you print the label it automatically let's the courier driver to do the pick up.
  9. That is one way. But not practical for Commercial quantities. Ecrotek are suggesting someone like wood drying burner units. So they could be used as part of the fuel source for drying timber etc.
  10. I have checked again with Ecrotek and as expected, the actual ingredients with the frame are a commercial secret. However they did send me the following. Just to confirm, the plant based material in the BioForme frame does not contain palm kernel or any derivative of palm products and the plant materials in the frame are sourced from certified sustainably managed and ethically run plantations. The big winner that I can see, is that we will be able to burn these frames with no more pollution than burning the same amount of pine. Or they can be commercially compost
  11. Tell the orangutans to move and get a real job, instead of just hanging around in trees. And tell them to get a haircut as well..
  12. Looks like mid way between plastic and wood/wax. But, I would like to think that they can be safely disposed off will be worth the extra small cost. Time will tell.
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