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« on: May 17, 2011, 11:35:27 PM »

Hi all, just a short note to let Beeks who do not know there is a NSW Apiarist Association Field Day this Saturday the 21st May at Dubbo.
It should be a great day from what I have read with heaps of good things to buy from suppliers from all over Australia.
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2011, 01:06:57 AM »

I recently went to an open day at an apiary in Bendigo and it was great.  I wish I was a close enough to Dubbo to go, but sadly it is too far to drive from Melbourne.
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2011, 08:31:45 PM »

     Would have liked to be there Grieth but Gippsland at short notice a bit too far. If you went could you post a run down on what it was like.

         Geoff.
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2011, 01:30:38 AM »

Hi Guys, well the Dubbo Field Day was fantastic! I was surprised at the number of families that attended the day.  I suppose there would have been roughly 40 exhibitors sell things from loaders down to honey lollies for the kids.
I took a handful of cash as it was a good time to purchase stuff freight free for a change.
I was pleased to be able to purchase the new SHB Harbourage poison station APITHOR which have just been released in Australia.
I had a good yarn to the guy who did the field testing about how good they were and he said 100%.(Not cheap though)
With testing showing now pesticide has been shown in the comb/honey after treatment, which is the biggest worry.
He also indicated that they are trying to get it licensed for our American friends.
For a change It was so nice to see people having a great time, there was no one walking with attitude or sucking on alcohol.  Just semi normal people just enjoying themselves lol, I think you guys will understand what I mean.
I also met some of the local Commercial Beeks, one invited me out for a look see at his set up which I will be taking up soon.
There was a talks and info about Bee disease's which was interesting all in all pure Bee Porn everywhere you looked.
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Steve
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2011, 07:46:16 PM »

      Thanks Steve. Is the Dubbo event an annual happening ?

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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2011, 02:13:25 AM »

Sounds similar to the Bendigo one.  At Bendigo the processing plant was open, so we could see the production line version of uncapping and extraction.  They also had their workshop open displaying all the specialist tools like a hand hold cutter, steel box jig for making square supers, etc.

They offered wax dipping and painting for those who brought supers, at $4 each.

There were pest talks, and forage talks.  There was also a talk on feeding and packing down for winter, with a lot of demonstration hives.  A couple of gear sellers were there as well.

The hosts put on a BBQ lunch fo $10, which was great value - they could only have covered the food costs.

All up a fantastic day!
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