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    Re: Why or why not Carniolans?

    We have Carnies. They are a good bee - they are very gentle, are good foragers and overwinter really well being frugal with stores. - Spring build up can be very rapid as we found this year - we...
  2. Re: What's the best way to get bees out of supers for extracting?

    Get a rhombus bee escape . screw it to the underside of a cover / crown board with an eke underneath and leave it for up to 24 hrs by which time almost all the bees , apart from a few stragglers,...
  3. Re: Looks like I got took on my first set of nucs...

    I'm sure you have some official guidelines in the US , but you may find this useful - best practice guidelines 5 & 8 of
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    Re: Washing Gloves

    I use the same stuff that I clean the hive tool with between inspecting hives ie washing soda diluted 300g to a litre of water. This will get rid of the propolis and kill any bugs. Rinse it off with...
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    Re: What are your plans and goals for 2014?

    This is my first year beekeeping so my immediate concern is to get the bees through the winter ok. I have left them with full supers of stores plus whatever is in the brood boxes. I have the...
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    Re: Sugar syrup with fungus

    My book says get some thymol and dissolve it in surgical spirit or denatured alcohol at a concentration of 30g thymol to 150 ml of solvent. Add 10 ml of this to each 4.5 litres ( 1 imperial gallon )...
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    I wouldn't know about bulk wholesale prices but here in the UK single source honey from a producers own hives retails at 5 per pound and it's worth it !
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