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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    I'd just like to say that i have enjoyed watching your thread and have learnt alot over the last few months, so thank you.
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    Same here
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    I just have to ask, against my better judgement....Why not just leave them alone and set out bait traps for when they swarm?
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    I had to stop and think about that question. Initially, I didnt feel like I Had learnt anything worth mentioning.


    I learnt that bees build up on plastic frames really fast when you finger paint...
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    Hi big L,
    My poor hive had only 2 inches of sad looking brood on each side of one seam in spring. I felt I had to treat to keep them alive and now they have bounced back to what they were this time...
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    Man!! what a mouthful, dont you feel your eyeballs working hard, trying to wrap themselves around that lot! Sometimes, I wish scientists would talk basic English.
    This something I am going to have...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Very interesting and much food for thought.
    Thank you!
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    I was shocked when I first learnt about the Bees 'birds and the bees'- literally turned my world upside down.
    Absolutely fascinating.
    I love that my bees came from my home town, moved an hours...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    I think so too, even if I dont feel I have anything constructive to add at the moment.
    Just enjoying the learning curve.
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    Yep, I am really pleased with how they have bounced back from the brink and just hope I get better at looking after them.
    They have gone from 3 seams of bees with 2x2inches of sad looking capped...
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    I would suggest screwing the robber screens in place rather than nailing them.
    Just needs a cordless drill and produces very little noise or vibrations.
    My robber screen sits on a landing board...
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    I decided to put the robber screens on even before I got my hive, simply because we have a high paper wasp population.
    Mine has one side that both top and bottom are wide open, the other side has a...
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    I have a robber screen on my hive that has stayed there year round.
    The bees have no trouble removing their dead with these on, they have more trouble with me opening the hatch to look through the...
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    Me too...loving it.
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    I have a long hive that fits 30 standard deep frames. this has a long window running the length of the hive. I dont put supers on top of this and couldn't if I wanted to, due to the hinged lid.
    The...
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    Hi,
    Yes, I am here down under.

    The last two years have been a learning curve, thankfully, I still have live bees.

    The last inspection showed lovely brood and that they have made a start on...
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    I'm going out to check the mesh on mine now!
    I have only found the odd few bees on the solid board and just assumed that it got in there when I wasnt looking.
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    Hi L,
    I have mesh floors with solid boards underneath them. These came with my long hive and have the squares marked out to make it easier to do mite counts.
    I find them as useful as you do for all...
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