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Started by Nicholas Mayne. Last reply by fiona watt Mar 27, 2011.
Beltane Blessings Everyone
I am now moved into our new property, bees are settled. Currently digging a veggy patch and starting a backyard orchard. Just up the hill from the palms on Glendhu rd, Glenfield. Love to meet any locals in the area
I did see the Meadowood Newsletter. I was at the Round'a'bout Meadowood group meeting when I saw it. Unfortunately they put it in there because they thought I might be interested in getting a group together (the number is for the community house). Right now though I would not commit to anything unless there were enough other people involved; learn from Di's experience.
I have a captured swarm from one of my hives, almost free to a good home. 99% sure Queen is on-board too. They are nice placid bees, perfect for suburban settings.
They are currently residing in a cardboard cat carrier box. If you don't mind paying for that ($10) or replacing with same, they're all yours...
FYI these are perfect swarm holders/Nucs
Pick up only, from Devonport
Hay is not the same as straw.
Hay is mown grass where straw is a bi-product of wheat or barley harvesting. If there are weeds amongst a straw bale I would hazard a guess that the proportion would be extremely low < 1%.
Barley straw is a fantastic mulch.
I wouldn't have hay anywhere near my property.
And Falloons is a cavern of wonder and is cheaper than most other rural suppliers. For instance a 25 kg bag of lime is the same price as a 5kg bag at the garden center. A few of you could get together and buy some products and split them into amounts you can use . ? .
Just my 2ḉ
Just be careful buying hay at Falloons, I got some "lucerne" that was advertised as specially for gardeners and it was absolutely full of weed seeds I ended up burning it!
There is an article about John Pearce in the latest OrganicNZ magazine.
When are you thinking of going to see John's farm?
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