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Kiwifruiter last won the day on June 27 2017

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  1. LOL these days it is ? Back in the day it wasn't! Some android phones (non Samsung) have a function that you can draw the word on the keyboard as opposed to pressing each letter, Much much faster (the phone can normally figure out what the word is and fill in a missed letter etc
  2. My experience is a standard stupid market markup of 100%, A little less sometimes depending on the product and the time of year, At the moment strawberrys are 5-6.50 per punnet in the supermarket and wholesale is around 3.90....
  3. What you should be woundering iis if its deliberate.... Now in this world of Google swipe and auto spell check ?
  4. Given the value of the woodwork is the Value of what, 3 boxes of honey at the moment? Why would you risk finding it in Feb? Gone are the days of getting one last sneeky harvest...
  5. So your saying we should burn people who have covid19?
  6. How long do you leave them between checks? I have pullled apart a fair few neglected brood nests and never had a non white plastic frame break.....
  7. I have always woundered, If a beekeeping opperarion went into liquidation, would the health of the hives be looked after? Would there be any value im hives from a liquidated company?
  8. Beekeeping isnt my primary buisness, if.you want to spend millions on it you can. Go nuts. We all respect your ability to waste money.
  9. Pull one frame at a time across the box. If its really bad transfer the frames into a different box once you have scraped the wax off the top and bottom. If its really bad you may need to drive a pry bar in between the two boxes with a mallet to break the wax....
  10. At the end of the day we need to cut out the middle men. This year has been an absolute prick. 70+ hour weeks trying to make the core buisnesd work dont help the beehives much however I am optomistic about the future. I do a reasomable amount of direct sales for the strawberrys, the bulk of which I can sell honey alongside. Also, the regs for a facility that I can prep and freeze seconds strawberrys is very close to the standard I need to extract and package honey.... So no middle men and before ya know it $12 per kg and we all win...
  11. Ok.... I guess it is the new wax steamer then. So..... Where does one get new drums from and how much are they?
  12. I assume he was trying to remind me why he was on my ignore list.
  13. It is for storing honey that is for personal use/site honey/gatesales/fermtation so the chances of it being rejected by a packer are rather low.
  14. Hi guys, I just picked up a couple of mint open top drums for storing this years honey in, problem is one of them has a little nick in the plastic liner and there is rust sbowing under the nick. Is it possible to repair it to a food grade? Thanks!
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