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Mid Canterbury
Experience
Semi Commercial
Ill get a dog when we want to get rid of the cats, now, what gets rid of dogs?
There was an old lady that swallowed a dog;
What a hog, to swallow a dog;
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat,
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly;
I don't know why she swallowed a fly - perhaps she'll die!

There was an old lady who swallowed a cow,
I don't know how she swallowed a cow;
She swallowed the cow to catch the dog,
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat,
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly;
I don't know why she swallowed a fly - perhaps she'll die!
 
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6,576
Hawkes Bay
Experience
Commercial
About the only animal you could successfully run around here at the moment would be ducks. We not flooded but it is as wet as it could possibly get.
Last week I thought it couldn't get any wetter but I was wrong.
 

southbee

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285
243
Southland
Experience
Commercial
We're having the driest spring here I can remember for a long time, haven't needed the quad bike for any sites so far, saying that, it's supposed to get colder and wetter this week. But not bad for Southland!
 
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583
Christchurch
Experience
Semi Commercial
Suppose to be grafting again on Wednesday so I can swap starter to finisher on Thursday so we can get away for a whānau holiday… forecast is predicting snow on both days. Aaaaaaaaaaaaargh!
 
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Josh

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978
716
Christchurch
Experience
Hobbyist
Suppose to be grafting again on Wednesday so I can swap starter to finisher on Thursday so we can get away for a whānau holiday… forecast is predicting snow on both days. Aaaaaaaaaaaaargh!
Makes my hobby priorities, of trying to have my first year of no swarms, pale in comparison. I’m hoping to sneak into the hives tomorrow afternoon before the weather arrives again
 

Alastair

Founder Member
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8,420
9,685
Auckland
Experience
Semi Commercial
Went to a dump site around 6 weeks ago and took all the good hives to go to greener pastures, and left 12 dinks behind that didn't look up to it.

Went back there today and woah! First hive I opened had swarmed, and the others were all choca and pumping and several had queen cells.

From what they were with maybe just a couple frames of brood, to what they are now, the reproductive powers of these things never ceases to amaze me
 
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