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    Hi all I think it needs to be said that Thymol...

    Hi all

    I think it needs to be said that Thymol is included in the feed as a preventative rather than an actual treatment for hives showing symptoms.


    Regards Ian
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    Hi all You can disolve Thymol in a little...

    Hi all

    You can disolve Thymol in a little surgical spirit and then add and mix easily to syrup. A while ago one of the research journals carrried an article showing trials with thymol and other...
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    Hi all Sorry fell of the radar for a while, as...

    Hi all

    Sorry fell of the radar for a while, as to the previous questions. The mix will treat about 12 hives and is applied in a couple of doses, I use 4" round take away carton lids about 5mm...
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    Hi Ian (this could get confusing) In the U.K...

    Hi Ian (this could get confusing)

    In the U.K most of our suppliers carry the crystals and they do mail, we are paying about 30.00 or a little under for a Kg or about 2.2lb. I am certain you could...
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    Hi Inga For your Oxalic try this, used it for...

    Hi Inga

    For your Oxalic try this, used it for years and it works!

    1 litre of water with 1kg sugar
    Add 75g Oxalic acid di-hydrate(which contains 71.4% oxalic)
    Resulting solution 3.2% ...
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    Hi all You guys think yourselves...

    Hi all

    You guys think yourselves lucky!!!!!!!!!

    https://secure.thorne.co.uk/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/millhouse/thorne/shop/shania?ACTION=thispage&THISPAGE=page5.html&ORDER_ID=303484347


    Regards Ian
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    Rubber cell former

    Hi all

    https://secure.thorne.co.uk/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/millhouse/thorne/shop/shania?ACTION=thispage&THISPAGE=page22.html&ORDER_ID=192752326


    Regards Ian
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    Hi Chef As with a larger hive it's simply a...

    Hi Chef

    As with a larger hive it's simply a numbers game, from what I have seen there is just not enough of them. But the value is purely in the Queen so get her out and use her.

    I have some of...
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    Hi Gilman We have overwintered many over the...

    Hi Gilman

    We have overwintered many over the years, like yourself spares at the end of the season. I am a little south east of London and don't think our Winters are as harsh as yours!!!!
    ...
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    Hi all And this................ ...

    Hi all


    And this................

    http://news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=1852202007


    Regards Ian
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    Hi all One of our papers carried this storey...

    Hi all

    One of our papers carried this storey on Argi honey.


    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/2007/11/27/eahoney127.xml


    Regards Ian
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    Hi all Should it not read. "We work with...

    Hi all

    Should it not read.

    "We work with farmers to develop effective systems to grow crops. We would be pleased and privileged to work with you as well."

    Whilst we are working and...
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    Hi all Nuc's banked in a shed for Winter. ...

    Hi all

    Nuc's banked in a shed for Winter.

    http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/ianmdavison/Bees2007/photo#5129858205182288194


    Regards Ian
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    Hi all Check out this bee shed. ...

    Hi all

    Check out this bee shed.

    http://www.blackhorseapiaries.org.uk/Gallery/pages/octagon_jpg.htm


    Any garden type shed with a few modifications will do. I have also seen some of you guys...
  15. Hi all I had to laugh at this bit.!!!!! ...

    Hi all

    I had to laugh at this bit.!!!!!

    1)... Be making your OWN fresh, organic honey for almost no cost !....

    Our main suppliers in the U.K charge about 36.OO for a brood box, thats about...
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    Hi all Thymol works well as an additive to...

    Hi all

    Thymol works well as an additive to feed, not only is it well proven and stops feed turning sour it also has been shown to reduce Nosema.

    Melt some Thymol with a little surgical spirit...
  17. Hi all Can we all have a wip around to find...

    Hi all

    Can we all have a wip around to find out what the best kept secret in Beekeeping is though.


    Regards Ian
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    Hi all Castor sugar is a half way house...

    Hi all

    Castor sugar is a half way house between ordinary granulated and the icing sugar.

    The castor sugar just gives you a smoother paste. The hotter the oil the more wet/runny the end product...
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    Thymol pattie

    Hi all

    I thought you guys might like to try this.


    Thymol Pattie

    Ingredients
    100 grams Thymol crystals (handle with care - avoid skin contact)
    200 grams PURA or other pure vegetable...
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    Hi all If you intend to re-Queen late in the...

    Hi all

    If you intend to re-Queen late in the season, save a few of the queens and place them into nucs.

    Not only does this give you an insurance policy, but nucs that are brought through the...
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    Hi all Can you guys really get away with...

    Hi all

    Can you guys really get away with adding stuff to honey to get it to set, and I can,t believe they sell a starter off the shelf.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Surely you would be better off...
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    Hi Scads Trust me on this one it really does...

    Hi Scads


    Trust me on this one it really does taste BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Regards Ian
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    Hi all Having used Api Gaurd for a while and...

    Hi all


    Having used Api Gaurd for a while and had resistant mites to the normal chemicals(Apistan) Bjorn has just sumed it all up perfectly, incuding the early Autumn treatments.

    Used in...
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    Hi all We have had Api Gaurd In the U.K for...

    Hi all

    We have had Api Gaurd In the U.K for some time and it has proved effective, it does knock some Queens out of lay for a short period but not all.

    Api Gaurd will encourage cleaning in the...
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    Hi all As Michael said above the robbing is...

    Hi all

    As Michael said above the robbing is normaly the end result and not the start of the problem, a strong hive with a normal entrance size is capable of looking after itself.

    Before you go...
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