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M4tt last won the day on December 12

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About M4tt

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    Field Bee


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    Rukuhia, WAIKATO

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  1. M4tt

    December 2018 Apiary Diary

    Yeh I did too . My dairy herd has sold 😊😊😊😊😊 Right , that’s more than enough of that type of talk here
  2. M4tt

    Honey Price Collapse

    Exposure , exposure, exposure If you are deadly serious, and I suspect you are , a charismatic bloke as yourself should be able to get yourself a slot on a certain rural TV programme , which would only be the start . It would jumpstart your profile , and you can tell a story, man can you tell a story........., Then from there it's up to your creative imagination to bounce off the start and continue on your journey. Everything starts small and builds.......you are already half way there ?
  3. M4tt

    Honey Price Collapse

    Blackadder for PM !!!
  4. M4tt

    Honey Price Collapse

    I like where you are going with this. A brand name need to be instantly recognisable and stir emotion . for example The Warehouse or Mercedes Benz Both of those invoke different levels of trust and quality and affordability, or otherwise
  5. M4tt

    What are bees foraging on at present

    The native Swamp Manuka is coming up to full flower , usually at its peak on Christmas Day . I like to think they are our local Christmas trees . These are 5 year old plants I dug out of the drain banks and transplanted . They have flowered profusely since their first summer . All the peat land here was covered in these forming a dense scrub , which was cleared by settlers for farming in the early 1900’s . Not a honey bee in sight , but being heavily worked by several solitary native bee species , paspalum flies and large paper wasps . I did not know paper wasps worked flowers . I thought they were carnivorous .
  6. M4tt

    December 2018 Apiary Diary

    Keep the reports coming. I'm interested to see what happens as time goes by
  7. M4tt

    December 2018 Apiary Diary

    Thanks . Yes I thought that’s what you meant .?
  8. M4tt

    DocumentOA/GL Forum Summary 1/12/18

    You need a paint pail opener
  9. M4tt

    December 2018 Apiary Diary

    What do you mean @Goran?
  10. M4tt

    December 2018 Apiary Diary

    I agree with this , although I will add that if you like meat you should be able to afford to eat it . Mine all goes to local market in Auckland which means that if you buy your prime beef from a local butcher or supermarket in the North Island, there is a chance you are eating high quality , respectfully farmed , grass fed beef farmed to the highest environmental and animal welfare standards without the niche price tag , from me. Now it sounds like I’m laying it on a bit thick , but that’s how it is ??
  11. M4tt

    December 2018 Apiary Diary

    I'm not concerned at all if it does. Food is food and we all need feeding . I view fake meat as just another alternative food source , and if you like it, then why not. Much like C4 honey. It’s probably very nice ? Realistically though, there are a growing percentage of the population who don’t like and won’t eat meat. I have no problem with that. Meat is meat . Fake meat is something else. A bit like apples versus a muesli bar
  12. M4tt

    December 2018 Apiary Diary

    Ah? Thankyou?
  13. M4tt

    December 2018 Apiary Diary

    ?. What does this mean ? That’s how cattle yards should be . Built over engineered . Keeps people and livestock safe . Those bulls are docile
  14. M4tt

    December 2018 Apiary Diary

    Angus and Lowline beef These are our Pedigree Lowline bulls just finished with the cows and heifers .
  15. M4tt

    December 2018 Apiary Diary

    Hmm, unless you really like the lifestyle , which I really do , you’d be better holding onto your cash