Kia Ora from sunny New Zealand !

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Ngaio, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. Ngaio

    Ngaio New Member

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    I am an urban beekeeper from the Antipodes, passionate about keeping bees for pollination and to add to the general world population. I try to do things as natural as possible with my latest love being my first TopBar hive ! I would love to meet other TBH fans !
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Welcome to the forum. Can I ask what is natural about the tbh that doesn't also exist in the Langstroth?
     

  3. rast

    rast New Member

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    Glad to have you! I love to hear from beekeepers from faraway. Of course, some from here will tell you I am from faraway :D . I may start me a TBH one day and would appreciate your advice.
     
  4. Mama Beek

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    Hi there! Great to have you on the board and I look forward to hearing your experiences with the TBH.
     
  5. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Hello Ngaio and welcome to the forum!!

    Nice to have folks from different corners of the world. Don't be shy around us.

    How is the weather in New Zealand?? any signs of spring yet??

    G3
     
  6. XLB

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    hi there and welcome aboard! like G3 said, don't be shy around us. :hi: :wave:

    I've heard much about and like the idea of tbh hives, but never really shown interest in them. I might have to check them out some day tho.
     
  7. Charles

    Charles New Member

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    T?n? koe Ngaio! :)
     
  8. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    woa that sounds like a mouthful Charles?

    New Zealand is one of those place I have always wanted to visit. I guess it is something like the effect of a swarm trap lure. Old beekeepers talk about this or that place and other beekeepers, like myself, have just got to go take a look see.

    anyway, welcome aboard Kia.
     
  9. Walt B

    Walt B New Member

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    Welcome to the forum. :hi: Feel free to jump in anywhere..this is a friendly place for discussions and sharing ideas.

    Walt
     
  10. BjornBee

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    Welcome to the forum.

    We had a beekeeper do a talk that was from New Zealand two years ago at our state conference. Very interesting.

    :drinks:
     
  11. Charles

    Charles New Member

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    I looked it up on wikipedia :lol: it means welcome, hope it's right!
     
  12. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    is it some form of native dialect charles... like the name tecumseh?
     
  13. Hobie

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    Welcome! I have always wanted to visit NZ. Glaciers and rain forests within a day's drive of each other! How wonderful!

    Do you think you will be able to harvest Manuka honey?

    Iddee... in my opinion, the TBH could be considered more "natural" than a Langstroth with foundation.
     
  14. Charles

    Charles New Member

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    I was curious about "Kia Ora" so a quick google search lead me here which told me it was the M?ori language

    That page, in turn, lead me here where I found the greeting.

    I thought if would be a nice welcome :)