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    Where abouts in Sommerset are you? There are...

    Where abouts in Sommerset are you?

    There are some great beekeepers all over the west country, I know a few around Devizes and Taunton; or try contacting your local beekeeping association they will...
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    Hi Frank Do you think ostracizing a new...

    Hi Frank

    Do you think ostracizing a new beekeeper for asking a question is going to help her continue to come forward and ask more in the future?

    It's very easy for more experienced beeks to...
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    Feeding fermented honey back to your bees will...

    Feeding fermented honey back to your bees will likely give them dysentry.

    When I get some fermented honey I make mead with it.


    Peter
    Cambridge UK
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    I use jars with holes punched in lids to feed...

    I use jars with holes punched in lids to feed syrup in the spring. as a slow steady supply is what I'm aiming for, maybe putting more holes in as colonies build. I've given up autumn feeding the last...
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    Over the last couple of years I have become...

    Over the last couple of years I have become convinced that poor queen mating is largely down to poor quality drones. Therefore I've stopped drone culling except as an emergency tool during a nectar...
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    I use fondant in winter and early spring, usually...

    I use fondant in winter and early spring, usually putting a half kilo on each hive if they need it or not. Then in late Feb early march start feeding syrup along with pollen substitute to promote an...
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    What about using a generator where there is no...

    What about using a generator where there is no mains electricity supply?


    Best regards

    Peter
    Cambridge UK
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    I've seen similar claims for massive crops out of...

    I've seen similar claims for massive crops out of new hives, without the use of the electronic ventilator, thats not to say that in this case the ventilator did not contribute to a large crop.

    I...
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