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Hive Delivery Arc Extended – Massively

Hello Reader, To begin with condolences are extended to the Castle Inman partners who have had their hives destroyed due to the mite.  Colonies have been lost in Bulahdelah and Clarence Town.  We had the DPI here eight days ago and the text arrived yesterday afternoon telling us that we were mite free.  The mites…

New Commercial Sales Pages

Hello Reader, We had the DPI out here on Saturday July 30.  We have not been told that we are mite free, but the mite kill zone has not been extended so I guess we must be. As I type the leadership of the NSW Apiarists Association must be deciding how to release the results…

The Red Zone Extends – It’s Airbourne!!

Hello Readers’ The news got a bit worse overnight as the red zone got bigger as shown below.   Yesterday I got the e-mail to inform that sometime next week the DPI would be turning up next week.  More sugar shake test kits have been obtained and we will see how things go.  I am…

The Mite has Arrived – Life on the Edge of the Red Zone.

Hello Reader, That day that we did want to come has arrived.  The Verroa mite is in Newcastle and it is spreading.  As I sit here with the rain pounding on the roof literally hundreds of hives are being destroyed as I type.  Yours truly and the much better partner Sharon were on TV this…

Next Market Gloucester June 11 2022 and More

Hello Readers’ Apologies for not writing in a while, things have been busy! We have about 1,000 redwood seeds in the greenhouse and with luck about 400 will germinate.  The winds of the last week have done us no favours and we lost the cover of the greenhouse and some seed trays.  We were on…

Redwoods Rising

Hello Reader, On this day when we remember those who gave all or a large part of their tomorrows so that we could have today.   I have good news to report.    We have some success with the California redwood seeds that were imported in March.  The seeding mix of 1 (one) part vermiculite…