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    Re: Not clear why colony died

    Thanks for this. I am leaning towards high varroa count too. A key lesson for me is to make sure I apply Apiguard correctly i.e. sealing the floor. I will also use the MAQS strips when it gets to...
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    Not clear why colony died

    Welcome any ideas on why this colony died. Details, photos and very amateur video here: Colony Post-Mortem.
    Thanks for help.
    I'm still very much a novice!
  3. Are You A Social Bee Or Solitary Bee?

    Confession. After a day with my wife, my toddler and my four month old son, I sometimes feel an incredible urge to do a bee inspection. After dealing with Peppa Pig, a newborn crying and my wife’s...
  4. Re: Who's afraid of the big bad hornet?

    Hello. 2 young kids means I can't get on here that often. I'd love any tips on food to put in the trap. I have read vegetable oil.
  5. Re: Who's afraid of the big bad hornet?

    Really interesting. I wrote a page over Christmas on the Asian Hornet, Vespa velutina, - any thoughts on the methods of control I have highlighted?
    Thanks for any comments.
  6. Re: thoughts on build up and small hive beetles

    I've written a page over Christmas on the hive beetle. Any thoughts on methods of control or have I covered them all.
    Thanks for help.
  7. Re: Beekeeper Attitude Survey - grateful for your input

    Inspirational. I hope I am still loving it in 40 years time. This is still my first year.

    I have had 80 beekeepers respond to the survey so far ... it would be great to top 100.
  8. Re: Beekeeper Attitude Survey - grateful for your input

    That's where I started hearing people saying they were thinking of giving it up!
  9. Re: Beekeeper Attitude Survey - grateful for your input

    Many thanks for your response. I am not a flower expert but I think it is a picture of a lavendar under the late summer flowers.

    Am frustrated too ... but also anxious, hoping I have a fertile...
  10. Re: Beekeeper Attitude Survey - grateful for your input

    It seems to work for most people. But many many thanks for trying.
  11. Beekeeper Attitude Survey - grateful for your input

    Hello,

    What is your attitude to beekeeping? I took up beekeeping to try and regain my sanity, so I was surprised when I discovered, how many beekeepers were frustrated and fed up with it.

    So,...
  12. EU Pilot Surveillance Programme for Honeybee Health

    You may have read in the honeybee press about an EU study into colony losses and honeybee health. My apiary is 1 of the 200 that has been selected in England & Wales. I have written about it and...
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    evidence-based beekeeping 2

    hi there. i am not a regular user of the internet (outside of work) ... and the other thread i started was closed by the time i logged back in again. anyhow, just wanted to say thanks for the...
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    Evidence-based beekeeping

    I read The Barefoot Beekeeper a few weeks ago.

    In the book the author says things like “... I have read, [Varroa mite] cannot reproduce above about 92F (33C)” (p. 17) and “according to the...
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    The Barefoot Beekeeper

    I am just learning about natural beeekeeping and top bar hives. I have just read and review The Barefoot Beekeeper. Is that a popular book in the States or just the UK.

    Anyhow ... I am...
  16. Re: A delightful review of Top Bar Hives

    Thanks for your comments, I have added them as a comment at the end of the review. Very helpful. I ike them!
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    Re: Top Bar Hives

    Thanks Solomon, I have done just that.
  18. A delightful review of Top Bar Hives

    Good afternoon.

    An Alaskan beekeeper has just written a rather lovely review of Top Bar Hives on my blog if you are interested.

    Do you guys agree with his thoughts?
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    Top Bar Hives

    Good afternoon.

    An Alaskan beekeeper has just written a rather lovely review of Top Bar Hives on my blog if you are interested.

    Do you guys agree with his thoughts?
  20. Re: What's the longest you've gone without getting stung?

    it's been a few weeks now, sinceI got stung about 14 times in my ankle. :) But in answer to your question "2 weeks".
  21. Re: what kind of beehive is this...??? Omlet Beehaus

    This thread is hilarious and a lot of comments are spot on. I don't have one, but I like it. I've written a review if people are interested.
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    Re: BeeHaus

    i have written a review of the beehaus if that is helpful.
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