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  1. Hey beeks. I just wanted to start an open discussion regarding the current situation with Covid-19 and the effects its having on the beekeeping industry in NZ. Any thoughts/info on the topic, please share. E.g: Is the industry safe..? Are our jobs as commercial beekeepers secure..?
  2. It is important that beekeepers know how to respond to swarm requests, as we do not allow guest members to post personal contact information in order to protect their privacy. BEFORE YOU CAN RESPOND If you wish to participate in this section of the forum, you need to have completed BOTH sets of instructions at Where and how to post contact details & how to view them ensuring your privacy setting is set to allow ALL VISITORS access to your profile. You can check this, by browsing your profile whilst logged out. Please note information placed in your profile is done so at your own risk. ---------------------------- RESPONDING When a member of the public, posts a swarm request, you can introduce yourself, post that you are available for that area and the timeframe you are available from-to. You should direct the person to your profile page so that they can make contact by the methods you have given access to. It is acceptable for multiple beekeepers to respond in the same way for swarms and it is up to the requester to choose who they will use. We ask the following: You do not charge the requester for swarm removal. You do no sub contract beekeepers to run your removal on your behalf. You do not charge other beekeepers to remove the swarm. You do not claim a swarm as your own unless you have personally collected it. Please advise us when the swarm has been collected, so that we can close the request.
  3. I was talking to a farmer today that I have hives on his property and he brought up something that I hadn't really thought about before...health and safety requirements for beekeepers on properties that aren't their own. e.g. say I was on his property moving hives and crashed my ute and lost a finger:oops: Can someone in the know advise what are the legal requirements to satisfy health and safety when on someone else's property conducting beekeeping tasks? Hope this is clear as to what I mean...!
  4. Hi, I am new to NZ beekeeping. I used to have 12 hives in South Africa as a hobby and would like to start in NZ only with 1 hive in the garden. Is there any beekeepers in the Omokoroa area that is willing to share their knowledge please?
  5. Hi everyone! I would like to know more information on employment opportunities for beekeepers all over NZ. I am running a few hives with a mate for the past 5 years and have now ventured into training as it had also sparked interests within our area. So we figured helping them land jobs as well? Is NZ really open to this? We are located overseas.
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