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dansar last won the day on July 4

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About dansar

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    Putaruru, South Waikato. New Zealand

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  1. And here’s another success. It always amazes me how well bees can do with the right amoun5 of feed a healthy young queen and a good sized population of young bees heading in to winter. The strips you see are from March. I haven’t been in these hives for nearly 5 months. Walked away with a beaming smile from this apiary😄
  2. Best thing then is to have a queen excluder to keep the queen down to the first 10 frames and leave the rest for honey, it’ll mean being vigilant and extracting frames (if we get honey this summer) and putting frames back in the hive for bees to fill again. by all means do the split to the new hive. That won’t slow the parent hive down much.
  3. Awesome! Keep an eye on the food supplies. You’ll need to keep 4-5 frames of feed ahead of the expanding colony. We can super the hive, just requires detaching the roof.
  4. Wattle has started flowering around Putaruru and South Waikato. Some was flowering over Edgecumbe , Matata way a month a go. So now there is a mix of Gorse and Wattle pollen going in to hives. Populations increasing, food stores decreasing rapidly.
  5. The 2020 conference to be held in Rotorua. 25,26,27th June.
  6. Hamilton- Mystery Creek, Claudlands event centre Theres plenty of accommodation options in and close to Hamilton.
  7. Nothing wrong with raising funds Thomas, in fact ideas were used such as Sausage Sizzles, Farmers Market/School fund raising schemes to get some money together for the individuals that could not spare $500-1000 as a donation (yes it is that tight for some out there folks). The issue in question is the give a little page looks like the Co-Op is going out with hat in hand asking for money. This is a bad image to portray.
  8. New Zealand's "clean, green, grass-fed" message isn't unique and exporters should instead focus on the nutritional benefits of their food products, Andy Elliot says. Elliot spent much of last year studying the business models of New Zealand producers and exporters as part of the Nuffield agricultural scholarship programme. He says that in order to get more value from existing production, the country needs to find a way to stand out in the increasingly competitive global market. https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/113289739/grassfed-message-wont-sell-nz-products-but-health-benefits-could
  9. I wonder if it has been endorsed/approved by Bruce or if it is an individual who is taking the initiative to raise extra funds.
  10. Only select stores have it, you’ll need to ring one to find out. They have it in a bladder inside a 20’ container, pumped out through an in-line flowmeter. Usually a smaller 500litre tank beside it for filling containers.
  11. Yes I have. Also Cryptomeria (Japanese Cedar).
  12. That was discussed at the Tauranga meeting as one of the supply/marketing options.
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