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Working Bee, Saturday 25/9

We’ve hired a wood chipper to chip the branches that have been cut down at the Club grounds. It would be awesome to have a couple of crews to share the work chipping this Saturday.

Early start, and all welcome

  • Always some weeds to pull
  • Some painting of the pump shed
  • Clean up the BBQ

Please help us get ready for the Club Day on Saturday 2nd October.

Contact Gordon for more details.

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Working bee on Saturday 11th of September

Thanks for the effort that all turned up to make ready for the Club Day on 2nd October. We hope that all will be good for a fantastic first Club Day this season.

AGM will start at 10.30am.then into the club programme, BBQ lunch …..

Open hives and lots of questions about what you should have done.

More information next week.

Thanks Gordon.

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Thanks for the help at the working bee

Great working bee at the club site on Saturday 24th July 2021.

Gordon, Dave and Irene had us all helping to tidy up the site ready for the start of the season.

We needed all those gardeners and folk who came along today, to contribute to the club’s pruning, shifting slabs of paving, concreting, painting and a myriad of other jobs.

It was a fabulous example of what a team of members can do when we all pull together.

Our heartfelt thanks go out to all those who took time out of their day to come down and do what needs to be done.

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Working Bee postponed to 24th July

Working Bee postponed to Saturday 24th July 8.30pm – 3.00pm

Hi Team, 


SORRY EVERYONE but the working bee at the club has been cancelled for tomorrow.
I have left this for the last moment just in case we will miss the rain event. However, the weather office assures me that there will be a consistent amount of rain around the port hills and probably the city proper.
As I write Arthurs Pass is now closed due to slips.
The working be is postponed until next Saturday. I know you will be bitterly disappointed!

See you next week!

Paul O’Donnell
President.


So what needs doing? Can you spend an hour or so helping out to do just one of these tasks? I know you want to help so here’s our dream list to get done before the season starts:

  • Hoeing the gardens.. Keep those weeds down.
  • Staking up trees.
  • Popping in the plant signs.
  • Planting lavender etc.
  • Prune fruit trees.
  • Raking up leaves and acorns.
  • Removing dead branches – may need a ladder or saw/ loppers
  • Cover water tanks
  • Move paving stones for beehives
  • Rotary hoe and operator for new garden
  • Painting – brush handed wanted
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Working bee 22nd May

Greetings All

This coming Saturday is a Working Bee you might like to attend as a good club member.

The following jobs need to be attended:

  • Toilet hand rail and skirting to be painted and towel hooks and door stops fixed in place.
  • Connect water pipe to toilet tank system.
  • Prepare dining table area.
  • Signage and plastic cover on notice board needs to be removed using supplied heat gun (or bring your own) and meth’s.
  • Finish with a light sand of 250 grit. When done I will paint the whole board with 379 anti-graffiti urethane.
  • Water Irrigation to be added to.
  • Planting Borage and other plants.

Contact El Domo Gordon 0275389568 for further info.

So Roll Up, Roll Up and enjoy a cuppa tea and a natter with fellow members, and a wee bit o work!

Regards

Paul

President.

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Thanks to those who helped at the working bee 20th Feb 2021

Thanks to those who helped at the Working Bee on the 20th Feb 2021 on behalf of the rest of the membership who were unable to come along; we’d like to acknowledge their valuable work on our behalf. We’re aware that not everyone can help on a Saturday but know that they contribute where they can in other ways.

Thanks to Dave and Irene for organising on the day.

And the heavy work done by others, including: Murray Baxendale, Paul, Jim and Veronica Robinson, Allen Paterson, Trevor Ingham, Lindsay Moir, Tony Gallop, Jeff Gibson.

10.30amWelcome and Introductions –
Health and Safety –
Plan for the day
New beekeepers will work on the nuc.
11.00amOpening and cleaning up the hives, embedding wax for new frames.
12.00pmBreak for a light lunch and drink.
1.00pmMonthly To Do List for March and thanks to those who helped at the Club working bee.
2.00pm
2.30pmPack up

Thanks,
Jo

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Working bee 20th Feb

20TH FEB 2021 8.30AM OUR NEXT WORKING BEE

Yes, you can come and help your club.

Painting, love painting with a mission…bring a brush we’ve woodwork to paint.

Chipping the branches that have been cut down.  We have to move them to make way for our new floral hedge – we must provide more food for the bees.

Your committee has spent $ 200.00 on hiring a chipper so let’s get together and make it pay. Bring your safety gear, earplugs, glasses, gloves whatever you need.

Toilets:
Wanted.. Vinyl flooring 3*3meters

Let Gordon know, we’d love your help with this.

Just come along when you can. All help is gratefully received. One hours or two adds up to a great contribution when we all get together.  Please don’t let Gordon know that you can’t make it,

BUT if you want to know more about the working bee call Gordon 0275389568.

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Pre-xmas working bee

Big thanks goes out to WSP (formerly Opus) for helping out at the bee club.

About WSP:

We are a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy that works across the building, transport, water and environment sectors

Our employer provides us with the ability to take one work day per year as special leave where we can undertake an activity to support the local community.

I was thinking that undertaking some work at the bee club might be an option for a group of us, the only firm requirement is that we have to undertake the day before the end of the year.  I have had a chat with a couple of work colleagues today and have managed to muster up at least 5 of us so far (and can probably get a few more) who can provide some hard labour to complete a few jobs this side of Christmas – at this stage either Monday 21 or Tuesday 22nd December looks like the best option for us, just before we break up.

We could help by doing some builders work or painting on the toilets, digging the drain and/or plumbing and tiling, or whatever is needed. 

We can also lay our hands on most of the tools as required and happy to chip in and focus on whatever is priority for the club ready for the field days in the new year.

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Thank you everyone who came along

Great morning at the working bee today. Thank you everyone who came along, from our awesome builders and painters to the dogged tenacious gardeners who’ve weeded planted and dug over our new plots. Can’t wait to show off our work at the Xmas Field Day next Sat.

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