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frazzledfozzle last won the day on August 19

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  1. The bureaucrats are the only ones making money right now. When I grow up I want to be a bureaucrat
  2. canterbury nor-west is an absolute killer. road rage and idiot drivers, headaches and mad as grumpy ness !
  3. And I really don’t want to go out and do a graft
  4. Thing is it’s a cost increase and it’s on top of a myriad of other cost increases most of them compliance etc. I look around me and see everything we need to buy or fees we need to pay increasing in cost while the price we receive for our products is reducing, plummeting Even.
  5. Hmm not sure I see anything worth reporting recently. The latest article about partnering with a couple of beekeepers who catch swarms and rent a hive to “ save the bees” is hardly news worthy and is really probably just a publicity stunt rather than anything actually beneficial to bees or other beekeepers. it’s weird how Comvita partner up or JV with companies that don’t cut the mustard and have to be written down after a couple of years.
  6. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=12363040 Does anyone have access to this article ? Just wondering what it’s about ?
  7. Well done that’s a really good first attempt you should be stoked with that.
  8. Does the regulatory body of the AFB PMP cover costs or make a profit .
  9. We’ve only had one year of fees per hive and they are already proposing a substantial price increase ! I wish those with their hands out wanting beekeepers money just took a hike.
  10. First round of the season my back nearly kills me....even worse this year because of gaining so much weight over lockdown
  11. unlike you Gino I tend to mouth off first before thinking too hard. i also wonder if it’s bitten us in the bum at times. Thing is if we don’t speak up nothing changes and others don’t know about what’s going on in the industry. I have a user name rather than my own but people who know me know my forum name and every now and then I get a remark about being a bit Bolshy. Ive always been opinionated I’ve tried to tame it somewhat but actually seem to get worse as I get older. I don’t care what people think about my opinions , the way I look , the way I dress or
  12. I too would be very keen to see some examples. I imagine it’s the Manuka chasers that are still making money but which ones ? is it the ones that own their own land ? is the ones packing and marketing their own honey ? who are these beekeepers that are doing well what are they doing the rest of us aren’t ? I look around me here at the top of the south and am surrounded by beekeepers who have been around for 40-50 years and ALL of them are having trouble surviving. All of them have unsold honey in the shed and no interest. The next squeeze
  13. I dunno I think a lot of us are still beekeeping because we have to. Theres no one interested in buying a going concern down this way so just gotta keep going. Not at the highs of a few years ago ? Still in good shape ? not if you are sitting on your entire crop of honey from last season.
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