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  1. The other day I went out to my hives and found a...

    The other day I went out to my hives and found a heap of dead bees outside one. Could not wok it out, until I saw the body of a dead queen with frayed wings among them, so, they must have swarmed,...
  2. I have in the past frozen comb honey to prevent...

    I have in the past frozen comb honey to prevent granulation.
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    mmm . . . interesting. Just had a look at one...

    mmm . . . interesting. Just had a look at one under the microscope - perhaps this will help.

    http://www.fileden.com/files/2087/15.04.07%20001.jpg

    Will try and find the local Bee Inspector's...
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    Couldn't really tell. They seemed to have a...

    Couldn't really tell. They seemed to have a yellowish 'shell' - a bit paper-like. When this was broken with the corner of a hive tool, it was white larvae-type-material inside.


    There was also a...
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    Stange larvaeish things

    I had a Nuc, which I tried to overwinter, but died. It was a weak colony, and I wasn't really expecting it to make it anway. Went into the hive today, and the remains of the bees were in a tiny...
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    Interesting. Any volunteers to feed one of their...

    Interesting. Any volunteers to feed one of their colonies a feeder full of soft drink?
  7. Many Thanks, brilliant software.

    Many Thanks, brilliant software.
  8. If you are looking for old/out of print books, go...

    If you are looking for old/out of print books, go to www.abebooks.com, click on advanced search, type in beekeeping into the keyword box, and adjust the publishing date, cover type, etc. fields as...
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    www.fileden.com (http://www.fileden.com) - free...

    www.fileden.com - free hosting, direct links
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    >>A section on rearing and raising queens would...

    >>A section on rearing and raising queens would be nice.

    Would that not be classed under the 'Queen and Bee Breeding' section?
  11. I don't have an observation Hive, so I am not an...

    I don't have an observation Hive, so I am not an expert, But if your entrance is at the bottom and there is a pipe going outside, maybe there is a cold breeze blowing into the pipe and being funneled...
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    People who say 1-1 generally mean 1lb of sugar to...

    People who say 1-1 generally mean 1lb of sugar to 1 pint of water if you mix the syrup yourself. (I think this is right - someone please correct me if I'm wrong)

    There are lots of complicated...
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    I am going away for 16 days on thursday, so I...

    I am going away for 16 days on thursday, so I will probably leave it and see how they get on until then.

    Many thanks,

    ABB
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    About three weeks ago, I bought a hive from a...

    About three weeks ago, I bought a hive from a friend at the local association, who was trying to cut down to just a small operation. The hive was moved without too much trouble, and last week I...
  15. http://www.beesource.com/cgi-bin/ubbcgi/ultimatebb...

    http://www.beesource.com/cgi-bin/ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=12;t=000823
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    UPDATE: One of the hives (not sure which) swarmed...

    UPDATE: One of the hives (not sure which) swarmed properly this time, and landed on tree nearby. Couldn't really tell wether it was a cast or not. It was collected sucessfully and is currently...
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    OK, this is the situation. One of my hives, in...

    OK, this is the situation. One of my hives, in which I had seen queen cups with eggs in earlier that week, swarmed a few days ago. I got all ready to hive my first swarm, and it promptly went back...
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    The ultimate in veil design... ;) ...

    The ultimate in veil design... ;)

    http://www.apicoltura.org/html/tosa/globe%20bee%20veil.jpg
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    Another Radio Ham here, also Computers and...

    Another Radio Ham here, also Computers and Bellringing (see website)
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    We have good old-fashioned 'analogue' TV. 5...

    We have good old-fashioned 'analogue' TV. 5 channels. Don't like the sound of this new-fangled 'digital' stuff. smile.gif
  21. On my website, go to 'beekeeping' then 'photos' -...

    On my website, go to 'beekeeping' then 'photos' - there are some pics of the OH there.
  22. I don't think this one had already found a nest -...

    I don't think this one had already found a nest - when I found her she was looking for one (flying around dry stone walls, occasionaly flying into likely looking holes, then coming out again)
  23. >>I even requeened Did you breed the queen...

    >>I even requeened

    Did you breed the queen yourself? Was it from a reliable source? Could she have been AHB?
  24. OK, I have a queen bumblebee. She is in a wooden...

    OK, I have a queen bumblebee. She is in a wooden box with some old dry leaves, grass, etc. and a jam jar lid full of honey. There is a pane of glass under the lid. The enterance tube currently has a...
  25. http://outdoorplace.org/beekeeping/youknow.htm

    http://outdoorplace.org/beekeeping/youknow.htm
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