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  1. Re: Dead TBH - what do with the honey and comb?

    I agree with odfrank after seeing the photos
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    Re: My crude Frame Fixture

    I like Acebirds jig the best, a very industrial bit of kit that would probably be quicker if doing more than 10 frames
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    Re: Two dead hives - what to do?

    Oh the Drama
    glad your bees are fine
  4. Thread: Nuc Prices

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    Re: Nuc Prices

    It's not just Wales but the whole of the UK sells them for that price, you can get them cheaper from abroad but beekeepers are concerned about more FB entering the country, personally I think its a...
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    Re: Sustainable beekeeping

    don't count the Chickens before they hatch..........last year in the UK was the longest coldest winter for over 100 years which followed a wet summer leading to a massive reduction in hive numbers,...
  6. Thread: BEE Addict

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    Re: BEE Addict

    Everyone here is a bee junky, life filled with the pleasures the little bees give us and in return they try to murder us lol
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    Re: The Start of 2014 Almonds

    Are there any almond trees in the US that don't get sprayed with chemicals like organic
  8. Re: Dead TBH - what do with the honey and comb?

    It's so sad when you see bees like that, I would have them checked out as Nosema ceranae as it leaves no marks on the frames, if you have a microscope with 400 magnification it is quite easy to do...
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    Re: Why do you keep bees?

    Escape to the country side
  10. Re: Dead TBH - what do with the honey and comb?

    Are you sure they just froze, a colony won't die of cold if they have plenty of stores and young bees going into winter, were the bees heads in the empty cells... this could be isolation starvation,...
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    Re: Mixing sugar syrup

    1:1 ratio is 1 lb of sugar and 1 pint of water
    2:1 ratio is 2lb of sugar and 1 pint of water
  12. Thread: Nuc Prices

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    Re: Nuc Prices

    145 is about the cheapest in Wales but if you want a specific breed then a lot more
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    Re: Record keeping?

    Depends on how good your memory is, beekeeping isn't a time line, If I need to know what age queen is in the hive a colour coded drawing pin stuck into the BB will remind me, I only keep records for...
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    Re: Bees, Mites, and Planting Thyme

    No but I do put a few sprigs of thyme on top of the frames, the bees will drag them through the hive and spit them out of the entrance in little bits
    I only do this in the summer and I get a better...
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    Re: To Plant these Plants or not?

    People who grow devils trumpet have experienced dark visions, disorientation, amnesia, blurred vision, dry mouth, and incontinence.

    Ring spot virus that lives on tobacco plants has jumped to...
  16. Re: Farmers Abandoning GMO Seeds And The Reason Will Surprise You

    there must be a better way than spraying chemicals on our food
  17. Thread: Self Taught

    by REDWOOD
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    Re: Self Taught

    I started beekeeping by doing a bit of research on the WWW and truthfully I got a bit lost so I bought a book by Ted Hooper which lead me in the right direction so I took a beekeeping course that...
  18. Re: Farmers Abandoning GMO Seeds And The Reason Will Surprise You

    Well said, we in the UK are opposed to GM and are frightened of the thought of them being legal for human consumption. A fast growing trend is developing where small farmers markets are popping up...
  19. Thread: Buckfast Abbey

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    Re: Buckfast Abbey

    They still sell honey and run classes
  20. Re: Topping off hives with sugar, different results.

    I checked out the mountain camp method and not too dissimilar to what I do in an emergency which is to soak a two lb bag of sugar and place directly over the feed hole in the cover board
  21. Re: Topping off hives with sugar, different results.

    I personally would not feed sugar on a piece of news paper as granulated sugar is in its raw state and your bees will have to collect water and work it to make it suitable for them to eat, too much...
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    Re: Essential oil treatments, are they bogus?

    Difficult to answer as most medicines are derived from plant, In the UK there are lots of beekeepers who use thymolated syrup for winter feed to prevent nosema, thymol is made from Thyme, personally...
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    Re: 12 frame dadant hive

    Brother Adam modified the Dadant hive to accommodate his Buckfast queens as the British National hive was too small
    http://beehivejournal.blogspot.co.uk/2010/01/modified-dadant-hive.html
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    Re: What Does Mite Tolerant Really Mean?

    +1
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    Re: What Does Mite Tolerant Really Mean?

    If they were resistant they would be super bees and mites wouldn't go anywhere near them, tolerant bees have the ability to survive without the need of treatment and no vectors associated with them,...
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