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    Re: Thymol crystal dosage rate for Nosema

    Can I have a recap on this please, there seem to be many variables.

    Winter feed = 2Kg Sugar + 1 litre of water.

    Stock solution of 100ml of pure IPA with ? ? ? g of thymol crystals dissolved...
  2. Thread: Ultra Breeze Fabric

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    Re: Ultra Breeze Fabric

    I came across this fabric but dont think you could buy small scale.

    http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/259334577/air_mesh_fabric_mesh_fabric_spacer/showimage.html?pn=5&pt=10&newId=261326284&cids
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    Thymol crystal dosage rate for Nosema

    Sorry if this has been asked before, I've had a search but can't find the answer.

    What is the acceptad rate of grams of thymol crystals in winter feed to control Nosema?

    i.e. grams per litre....
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    Re: Which preferred jacket/veil combo

    Reading the comments on hooded veils is making me think that some designs are better than others.
    I have problems with the loops obscuring my view but find if I pinch the back of the hood to move...
  5. Thread: Baldock cage

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    Re: Baldock cage

    Sometimes refered to as 'crown of thorns' or 'press in cage'.

    Thornes UK have them FWIW

    https://secure.thorne.co.uk/popup/queen9.htm
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    Re: Veil with helmet or veil with built in hat?

    I like the look of that clear view veil.
    I wonder if you can swap a hood veil for a hoop type viel?
    Is the attachment to the jacket/overall the same?
    Perhaps I should ask the question in a new...
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    Re: Build your own frame perch

    Sorry for the delayed reply....

    Tom - these will hold 3 frames - I'm very pleased with them and their simplicity.

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    Re: Veil with helmet or veil with built in hat?

    I followed a recommendation to get the 'fencing' veil type and have regretted it ever since. The loops holding the veil up are always obscuring what you want to see. You will notice in photos of...
  9. Thread: Invisible queen?

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    Re: Invisible queen?

    [QUOTE=Aurora;561138]No he brought in a frame of fresh eggs to see if they'd make a queen cell. In my experience I've never seen a cell with an egg get turned into a queen cell

    This IS what...
  10. Thread: Invisible queen?

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    Re: Invisible queen?

    If you really want to find the queen at all costs you could tip the bees through a queen excluder, unless she's still skinny you will find her on the top of the queen excluder.
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    Re: Build your own frame perch

    Heres a link to my frame rests....hope it works!

    Fabricated from 2 pieces of 1" X 8" stainless steel plate (which was an old battery bracket)

    Best to have a try with a piece of card first to...
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    Re: No queen, but no problem?

    Point being that adding a frame of eggs/brood would delay the new queen laying still further.
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    Re: No queen, but no problem?

    I have reciently been told by an very experienced bee keeping family that a new queen will not start laying untill all brood not hers has emerged. Opinions/contradictions welcome.
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    Ventilated material link

    Since changing hard drive I've lost my link to the material that Bill and others use for their Ventilated bee suits, will somebody please update me.
    Thanks.
    Gordon.
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    Re: Hive Construction - Why nails instead of screws?

    I wanted to keep things neat and read somewhere of replacing the screws with glued dowels. It was suggested that the new treatments for varroa would corrode the screws/nails. I tried it on two hives...
  16. Thread: Honey toffee?

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    Honey toffee?

    I have some honey from scraps of comb that I may have heated too much. It tastes different to any honey I've tried with a very pleasant toffee after-taste. I'm thinking it was starting to turn into...
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    Re: My hive is queenless - now what?

    [QUOTE=Eaglerock;436984] Royal Jelly, which is nothing more than a gas like product that they extract out of capped brood, and feed it to the worker.

    This is the first time I have ever heard of...
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    Are they washboarding.

    Are they washboarding.
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    EpiPen

    I keep one in the house and one in the car.
    You never know when you can save a life.
    They are good for other allergic reactions other than bee stings - like nuts and other stings even over...
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    I thought niger was the seed of the Teasel. ...

    I thought niger was the seed of the Teasel. Teasel plants have certainly sprung up in my garden since I have fed niger to the birds. Ive seen bumble bees on the teasel flowers but not honey bees....
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    WBC type roof.

    I use a similar one but covered with galvanised steel, often thought it would look nicer covered in copper or brass. Anyway I put an old bicycle inner tube around the hive and roof over the winter...
  22. Thread: Mountaincamp Method

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    Last year I tried a variation on this method. I...

    Last year I tried a variation on this method. I used a rapid feeder without the outer cone cover and filled with granulated sugar. The bees came up through the cone as normal on warm enough days and...
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    I wonder if he's inferring that you dont make...

    I wonder if he's inferring that you dont make real mead.? Seems to have found a description of mead somewhere written my the monks themselves! Strange thing is we dont grow those crops in England.....
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    I have a manual tangential 4 frame extractor -...

    I have a manual tangential 4 frame extractor - having opened the cells with a uncapping fork it takes less than a minuite of spinning each side to extract the contents. I turn the frames twice.
    It...
  25. Thread: Refractommeters

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    also - I dont consider a built in light source to...

    also - I dont consider a built in light source to be neccessary for honey testing, just point towards the daylight... but I would have liked to have bought some calibration solution with my package...
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