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    Re: Crystalized Spring Honey

    Rape, mustard or any brassca crop will produce a honey that crystalises in the comb. My main nectar source is rape, grown for margarine production, that flowers in April so I always have a rush to...
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    Re: varroa mite question

    If you're sugar dusting because you want to be as "chemical-free" as possible, then a second method of varroa control, which I have found effective as a complement to sugaring, is drone trapping. ...
  3. Re: Will Paradichlorobenzene kill SHB or any larvae in stored comb?

    Why use PDB when it is really difficult to air the comb long enough/well enough when you want to give it back to the bees. 24 hours in the freezer deals efficiently with wax moth and I'm fairly sure...
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    Re: Hello from rainy Lincolnshire

    Hi Chris,
    Yes, last year was so dry that plants stopped producing nectar. The girls were busy but didn't make enough for me to take any honey. This year is more typical of a British summer and I...
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    How long can a varroa mite live?

    I dust my hives with powdered sugar twice a year (when I remember:rolleyes:) and all newly hived swarms before they cap brood. Each hive is lifted off it's base, moved two feet forward and placed on...
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    Hello from rainy Lincolnshire

    Hello everybody,

    I'm a hobby beek from Lincolnshire in the UK. I have 3 hives which made it through the winter and have given me some honey and 5 swarms hived which are going to have a job to...
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