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    Lol thats good....as after all the talk of white...

    Lol thats good....as after all the talk of white paint, i decided to go with a nice oak stain to match in with the garden.

    Living in the UK, i don't have to worry too much about the heat....
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    Thank you for your replies. :thumbsup: I know...

    Thank you for your replies. :thumbsup:

    I know some hives are left in their natural wood colour, but can anyone tell me why so many are painted white?

    Is it just a traditional beehive colour, or...
  3. Do you ever travel/meet up with international bee keepers?

    Hi all,

    After reading a post in my introduction thread, i was curious as to whether or not you get to go abroad to meet with other bee keepers?

    I know here in the UK we have our individual...
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    Wow that was nice of him. You'll have a great...

    Wow that was nice of him. You'll have a great time. :thumbsup:

    Calv.
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    Any particular paint for bee hives?

    Hi all,

    As mentioned in my first post, i am getting my kids a solitary bee hive this week. I was going to make one, but it's taking forever to cut the bamboo and since found out you can buy them...
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    Thank you for the kind welcome :) I have to...

    Thank you for the kind welcome :)

    I have to admit i've been overwhelmed with the great information on here, it's been a big help already, as well as a fascinating read.

    It's just a shame i...
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    Thank you for all the excellent advice here, it...

    Thank you for all the excellent advice here, it really is much appreciated.

    I've had a look around the net and there are a lot of ready made solitary bee hives for sale, wish i'd known that before...
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    Thanks again for the info, i feel much better now...

    Thanks again for the info, i feel much better now that i can go ahead with the project for the kids.......and me too :D

    I'll take a better loo around the forum now, there is so much great info...
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    Wow thank you so much for the great info, and i...

    Wow thank you so much for the great info, and i must admit it's a relief too knowing that they are pretty harmless if respected.

    So this bee hotel then, i guess what i'm asking is, can it end up...
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    Ah, so they are mason bees, i'm learning already...

    Ah, so they are mason bees, i'm learning already :) Thanks Natalie.

    This is the kind of thing i'm talking about, i got it from this website...
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    First newbie question.

    Hi all,

    At the moment i haven't really got the garden space for a hive, well i have, but there are neighbours with small kids and also a lot of elderly, so i wouldn't want too many around....which...
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    Hi all...newbie from the UK here.

    Hi everyone :)

    My name is Calv, i live in the UK and joined to ask some very basic questions about bees, but with a view to learn more about bee keping in the future.

    Look forward to looking at...
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    Hi all...newbie from the UK here.

    Hi everyone :)

    My name is Calv, i live in the Uk and joined to ask some very basic questions about bees, but with a view to learn more about bee keping in the future.

    Look forward to looking at...
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