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    Re: Why do people start/ leave beekeeping...

    I started for three reasons.

    One, I've always been interested in food synergies between man and other organisims, such as beer, sourdough and kefir.

    Two, my grandfather used to keep bees, so I...
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    Re: a new reason why the hb is dying off...

    Well, I can already think of one idea that may help, and it's not even medication based!

    They refer to fungus, and funguses often survive outside the body because of damp, wet conditions. I don't...
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    Moving: Completed

    I moved my bees from the nuc to their hive this morning! It went smoothly, with the following things learnt:


    Propolis is sticky
    Frames are heavy
    I'm rubbish at spotting eggs or the queen
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    Have I overcooked my syrup?

    I made sugar syrup for my new ladies yesturday, 1:1 as told.

    I boiled the water, poured the sugar in, threw the packet in the bin and turned the stove off. Then I stirred until the sugar...
  5. Thread: Smokers

    by Quadlex
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    Re: Smokers

    I'm only a noob, but I asked for burnable material, and 'the help' (Boyfriend) came home with a bag of mesquite chips for barbequeing. So I'll tell you how that goes:P
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    Re: I've got a hot date tomorrow

    Thanks Robbo!

    Well, the weekend was wee bit disappointing, because it rained. All weekend. At the Supplier of Boxes of Angry Bees' (SOBOAB) advice, I left them in their nuc box (But let them out...
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    I've got a hot date tomorrow

    With a few thousand ladies :D

    My local supplier of Boxes of Angry Bees (TM) called me yesterday to let me know I can pic up my nuc tomorrow morning, at 6am (ugh). I am bouncing off the walls...
  8. Thread: Whither Nuc?

    by Quadlex
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    Whither Nuc?

    So, I'm raring and ready to go... I've got two deeps, 20 wired, wax'ed frames, somewhere to keep 'em and...

    No bees.

    I'm having a really hard time finding nucs. The guys I buy my woodware from...
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    Frame Building: Small Foundation

    Hi everyone,

    I bought my equipment yesterday. 10-frame Medium Super, Bottom Board and Cover, frames and wax foundation.

    My frames are the "Slot" type top-piece, the bottom is flat. I'm having...
  10. Obligatory Welcome Thread and Oversharing Session

    Hi everyone! I'm Quadlex, and I'm an alcoho....

    No, wait, different group.

    I'm Quadlex, and I'm hoping to become a Beekeeper. My rationale is a bit odd, but here goes:

    My grandfather used...
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