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dansar last won the day on September 21 2018

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About dansar

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    Field Bee


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    Putaruru, South Waikato. New Zealand

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  1. dansar

    Oxalic and glycerine

    Ahhh Taupo the land of the long flow 😁
  2. dansar

    Oxalic and glycerine

    I use double nitrile gloves. If fumes are causing a problem you may need to provide PPE by way of a respirator?
  3. dansar

    Quick! Send her some Kanuka Honey!

    Yep someone needs to take the suggestion seriously. Send it to KK for the sole purpose of treatment for psoriasis. It could the single best sale you will ever make. These ladies have a worldwide market waiting for your product. please someone do it, seriously, do it!
  4. dansar

    Quick! Send her some Kanuka Honey!

    One of her sisters showcased a NZ designers clothes, now that designer is doing very well off that endorsement. Go on, send a sample pack and be prepared to package the other few drums. I’ll be fair and only ask 5% agents fee on product sold😁
  5. You are bound to be selling more than you could ever dream of once she instagrams, tweets, facebooks....social media advertises your honey curing her skin ailments. Honestly, someone here needs to do it quick. http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/celebrities/110552789/its-psoriasis-kim-kardashian-west-fires-back-at-report-about-her-bad-skin-day?cid=app-iPhone
  6. dansar

    February 2019 diary

    Some, but not as prolific as years past.
  7. dansar

    Oxalic and glycerine

    Read the label on the packet. It clearly states FOB = frames of bees NOT frames of brood. So if you have (in the case of Apivar) 5 Frames Of Bees or less then use one strip, 6-10 Frames Of Bees the use two strips. Brood box is the terminology to describe where the treatments are placed not to decide how much brood there is.
  8. dansar

    Bees and babys.

    Yes I had a very bad reaction to broad beans, Brussel sprouts, big floury mushy peas. I used to gag, choke, dry reach. Fortunately I married a fine Las that cooks better than my mum and the condition has resolved itself. Amusing situation- my children seem to have inherited the same condition 😂
  9. dansar

    Oxalic and glycerine

    You’re over complicating it. Just use FD length strips. Did you trim Bayvarol or Apivar strips to fit 3/4 frames? Hopefully not😄
  10. dansar

    What are bees foraging on at present

    Tokoroa all but done. Drying out quick with the heat and a bit of wind.
  11. dansar

    ApiNZ's Amended 2018 Commodity Levy Proposal

    There are a group of competent younger ones (less than 50yo?)in the team. The old guard needs to pass the torch on to them.
  12. dansar

    ApiNZ's Amended 2018 Commodity Levy Proposal

    Correct I have mentioned it to senior Beekeepers Inc (age and or responsibilities in the organisation) that their internet savvy is letting them down. Even the recent email sent out signed as being written by Jane had me slightly bemused by its lack of screen appeal. Small things but in order to be credible and garner more support they need to look the part. Apinz on that point “look more credible”. I know these posts are read by Beekeeping Inc members who don’t log in to the forum. Of note too is Russel Berry saying there are too many beekeepers in NZ affecting their business profitability (quite likely true), yet they want beekeeper support???? You can’t bite the hand that feeds you. At the moment I am undecided, there is too much BS being flung around at present and I haven’t developed my BS filter well enough to know who’s right and who’s taking the mick.
  13. dansar

    Is the Waikato clover yielding?

    Drying out in Putaruru as well. Honey is coming off next week. Bees can fill out their brood boxes with what is left of the flow.
  14. dansar

    NZBF How much brood does a hive need?

    What you describe sounds perfect for this time of year. You can take the honey above the excluder for your own use and the bees will have enough food to see them through winter and in to the coming spring. Dont forget to apply autumn varroa treatments no later than the end of February.
  15. dansar

    What is an acceptable margin

    A portion of what the USA spends annually on its military......