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    Re: Trying New Methods to Trap Propolis

    Brilliant thread. What do people/consumers actually do with the propolis once harvested?
  2. Thread: Incubators

    by marcros
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    Incubators

    Hi

    I am sure that this has been asked before, but I cant find a post.

    In an incubtor for queen cells, the temperature needs to be 34 deg C +/- a degree. What should the humidity range be?
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    yes, a drip/blob is perfect

    yes, a drip/blob is perfect
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    Petrol down the feedhole at night. Obviously not...

    Petrol down the feedhole at night. Obviously not with a smoker anywhere near.

    Shame to have to do so, but sometimes necessary.
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    beekeeping genetics

    Can anybody advise me on the following, or point me in the direction of any academic papers etc:

    Has any research been done into the sex linked characteristics of honeybees. For example, do...
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    There are various bits on youtube that are quite...

    There are various bits on youtube that are quite interesting, and you could hapily spend a couple of hours watching and searching. Some are better quality than others.

    The dvd's and videos that I...
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    With these mini nucs, there shouldn't be a...

    With these mini nucs, there shouldn't be a problem just putting starter strips in the frame and feeding. Give the bees 2 or 3 days to draw the comb before running in a virgin or introducing a cell.
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    Be sure to put a brick on top. The traditional...

    Be sure to put a brick on top. The traditional British WBC hive has a pitched roof which makes a brilliant aerofoil, and sometimes generates uplift. A brick destroys the flow and makes sure that the...
  9. Thread: Video clip

    by marcros
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    Thank you fpor that Joe. Just what I was looking...

    Thank you fpor that Joe. Just what I was looking for.

    Mark
  10. Thread: Video clip

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    Video clip

    Does anybody have any video clips of the flexible II technique?

    I have seen Sue Cobeys DVD, which is fantastic, and I would like to compare the two methods.

    Thanks
    Mark
  11. Thread: Incubators

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    Thank you everybody for their advice. To...

    Thank you everybody for their advice.

    To change this thread slightly, has anybody got experience of the Carricell products? The New Zealand website is very good, and they look a useful product,...
  12. Thread: Incubators

    by marcros
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    Incubators

    What are the advantages/disadvantages of using an incubator for raising queen cells/hatching queen cells? How are they used- I assume that it is purely for the last few days of the sealed stage,...
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    hives

    Some project!

    To complete the project, perhaps a log hive and a swiss/german beehouse?

    Smith is quite popular in Scotland and parts of England. plans are on downloads section of the Scottish...
  14. Thread: Queen Banking

    by marcros
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    Thank you. Michael Although you have said...

    Thank you.

    Michael

    Although you have said thay you tried banking for a couple of months as an experiment, typically how long do you bank queens for? would it be better to raise smaller batches...
  15. Thread: Queen Banking

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    Queen Banking

    Good Morning All!

    Could anybody tell me more about queen banking, what equipment they can recommend and for how long queens can be banked for?

    Also, do BZ EZ have a website of all their...
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