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    Re: How do you like going foundationless?

    nine frames
  2. Re: clumps of one swarm in a friends garden?

    Well we have the combined three of them with no problems what so ever. I find it way too much of a coincidence that three there would be three individual swarms ( just got a call to say a fourth...
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    Re: How do you like going foundationless?

    I find it is great, they build very fast, though I dont think I will try to spin the honey out, i just press the comb to extract the honey at harvest.
    I also have a very crafty wife who likes to do...
  4. clumps of one swarm in a friends garden?

    Hello all
    I picked up a small swarm two days ago, I then get a call that there are two more swarms in a tree in the same garden so I picked those up also. I combined them all
    as I felt it too...
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    Re: Why I keep bees...

    While I enjoy the benefits all the others mentioned, there is no logical reason I keep bees, deep down it just seems to be the right thing to do, and after my first year I could never imagine not...
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    Re: Where should I place my two hives?

    Have had two hives ( and also four kids ), I put them next to the west side of our house where there is a couple of pine trees, and they are in total shade except for an hour or so in the evening....
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    Re: location of new hive

    Thanks for all the replies, this is an update, but the bees did perfectly fine last year and produced tons of honey, they also wintered great and looked very healthy on first inspection. However with...
  8. Re: Your favorite 'natural beekeeping' BLOGS?

    Myself and a friend got into beekeeping last year , and decided to document our experiences in a blog ( see below ) , we are no experts and we have made some mistakes along the way, but we are both...
  9. Re: Your favorite 'natural beekeeping' BLOGS?

    Myself and a friend got into beekeeping last year , and decided to document our experiences in a blog ( see below ) , we are no experts and we have made some mistakes along the way, but we are both...
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    Re: location of new hive

    A bit late , but thanks to the both of you. I have done some reading and i found that it seems that Bees tend to prefer full shade sites when they swarm so I dont think it is a problem for them to be...
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    location of new hive

    Hello Forum,
    I cant put it off any longer, I have been thinking about keeping bees for years and this year I will finaly take the plunge. However I am a little unsure of the best place to place...
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