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  1. Thread: harvest time!

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    As a yet to start new beekeeper I was so excited...

    As a yet to start new beekeeper I was so excited to see your photographs. I have decided to make only tbhs for myself although here in the UK there seems to be open hostility to such. My first hive,...
  2. Thread: Bee space

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    I read that Langstroth measured “bee space”...

    I read that Langstroth measured “bee space” which enabled him to invent the moveable frame hive. Since that time all frame hives appear to conform to the “bee space” that Langstroth laid down....
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    How about biscuit joints? Those that use 'em...

    How about biscuit joints? Those that use 'em reckon they never break at the joint.
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    I didn't realise you could get Blue Stilton in...

    I didn't realise you could get Blue Stilton in the USA. This is the best blue cheese in the world. I was once dining with friends in a restaurant and asked for Blue Stilton as the final course. The...
  5. Thread: two queens!

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    One book I read said that this is the true...

    One book I read said that this is the true supersede and that the old queen and young queen lay alongside each other until the hive decides enough is enough and gets rid of the old queen.
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    For a real treat try some blue cheese...

    For a real treat try some blue cheese (dolcelatte, blue d'auvergne or whatever) and a few walnuts drizzled with a little honey. Eat with a hearty wholemeal bread and butter accompanied by whatever...
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    You should all remember the two basic rules that...

    You should all remember the two basic rules that apply to Doctors, Pharmaceutical Companies, Politicians and anyone with a vested interest.
    Rule 1. Whatever they tell you it's never the complete...
  8. Thread: poor comb

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    It would seem that Ian's latest work is still to...

    It would seem that Ian's latest work is still to be reported although his earlier work on comb creation is fascinating. So far, however, it would seem that the strongest drive within the hive...
  9. Thread: Swarming?

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    The borage was cut last week 23/24th August. ...

    The borage was cut last week 23/24th August. There is now very little forage for any bees let alone 60 hives worth. The day before yesterday someone arrived and took away 30 of the hives. They did...
  10. Thread: poor comb

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    So yet again it's Bees 10 Human Beings 0. Thanks...

    So yet again it's Bees 10 Human Beings 0.
    Thanks folks for bearing with me. I told you it was a strange question!
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    What has happened since 14th July? It is now 28th...

    What has happened since 14th July? It is now 28th August what is the latest news?
  12. Thread: poor comb

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    So, Hillside has noticed the effect too but being...

    So, Hillside has noticed the effect too but being left handed he thinks that it is the south that is important! Interesting!! How would the pyramids have been built if he'd been Pharoah?
    jim b,...
  13. Thread: poor comb

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    A book I am reading on "ordinary" beekeeping...

    A book I am reading on "ordinary" beekeeping stresses the importance of a level hive. Have any of you whose bees seem to be producing poor comb checked with a spirit level to see if you have given...
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    As one who has just made the decision to keep...

    As one who has just made the decision to keep bees this video so strongly re-affirms that decision.
    In the UK we know that feral pollinators are dying out and it behoves some of us to try to replace...
  15. Thread: Swarming?

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    I cannot imagine the mindset of anyone to whom...

    I cannot imagine the mindset of anyone to whom living creatures are "tools" to be disposed of in that way. I shuddered when I read your post.
    Incidentally I visited our local supplier today and...
  16. Thread: Swarming?

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    Hi Stangardener. The borage is being grown...

    Hi Stangardener. The borage is being grown commercially to produce Star Flower oil for the health food market (encapsulated and sold for quite a high price). It seems to be smaller than the usual...
  17. Thread: Swarming?

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    Many thanks for the replies. I have to say that...

    Many thanks for the replies.
    I have to say that the question of forage puzzled me too. The hive owner obviously didn't care to check whether his bees had water nor did he have the decency to call...
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    Reference Rob's post about Big Brother. Here in...

    Reference Rob's post about Big Brother. Here in the UK we have a system of video cameras used for traffic control, speeding control and city centre crowd control that ensures that if we are out on...
  19. Thread: Swarming?

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    I have toyed with the idea of having bees for a...

    I have toyed with the idea of having bees for a number of years and this year I have retired (at 65) and had decided to make myself a hive this coming winter
    I rent an old farmhouse in the...
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