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    Re: Image-blocking

    Yeah, it's something specific to do with Imgbox. I've since sourced a couple more free image-hosting sites which are being accepted here ok. The "computer says no" thing just took me a bit by...
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    Re: Mountain camp vs. honey

    Today is January 16th - pretty-much mid-winter over here. During some winters it can be colder than Moscow at around this time - a few years back my pipes froze and the ceilings fell in when they...
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    Image-blocking

    Curious event - I've tried twice in the last 24hrs to post images (using links to Imgbox) of bees scoffing fondant - only to be told "Your post contains inappropriate content. Please remove the link...
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    Girls dresssing up ...

    Thought some of you might find the following article of interest:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-51110516

    I've never seen this before - stunningly beautiful...
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    Re: Alternatives to Wooden Beehives?

    Strewth - another example of how 'location' is always a principle factor in beekeeping. You are able to rely on swarms as a source of bees, whereas in my locale swarms are as rare as rocking-horse...
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    Re: Mowing rows

    Plugging the chute (fully or partially) would be something I'd think worth looking at. On the rear of my self-propelled 'walk-behind' I've fixed an old pillow case with a steel bar inside (to keep...
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    Re: Using Dogs To Detect Bee Diseases?

    A while back I read an interesting article (similar links below) about how honey-bees were being trained as drug- and explosive-sniffers - apparently they were assessed as having a sensitivity equal...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Sure - but the word 'rescue' implied (to me) that you were suggesting that those bees were somehow in trouble and that we humans were doing them a big favour by extending their breeding area -...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    An interesting perspective, but I can't quite see that - because if these 'other impeded bees' were indeed 'rescued' as is being suggested, then AMM would not have become the only subspecies native...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    I think that mnust be the most preposterous idea I've ever heard expressed: that bees which have been geologically isolated for perhaps millions of years - enough time certainly to have evolved...
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    Sticky: Re: 2019 efb threads

    What a lovely story ...

    There is another guy (a Brit, I believe) who has come up with the idea of people who want to 'Save the Bees' can carry a credit-card which has been modified to hold a few...
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    Re: multiple queens from production hives

    REQUEENING HONEY BEE COLONIES WITHOUT DEQUEENING, By I. W. FORSTER demonstrated that it doesn't make any appreciable difference whether q/cells are placed above or below the existing brood box.
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    Re: Alternatives to Wooden Beehives?

    If I were in that position, then I'd be thinking in terms of generating both boxes AND the bees to go in them. Boxes can be built much quicker than colonies of bees can grow - and so this is what...
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    Re: Mountain camp vs. honey

    They're not preferring it - they are working it (as others have said) simply because it's there ...

    Indeed, they're not just eating it - if you look very carefully you may be able to spot - with...
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    Re: Tight Smoker Lid

    I always have a smoker lit and working - even if I don't use it during an inspection, it can still be handy when putting the hive back together, to prevent bees from getting crushed.

    Re: the tight...
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    Re: Mountain camp ingredients...

    You could always ask mountain camp what he does, but I suspect it's not necessary.
    LJ
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    Re: Credibility of Scientific Papers.

    Nonsense ? It's most certainly not - and it's got sod-all to do with statistics.

    For example, there is no such substance as 'pure honey' - it cannot be defined in anything other than the vaguest...
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    Re: Solar Wax Melter for JW Palmer

    Pretty-much essential in Britain - except perhaps our South Coast.
    LJ
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    Re: Solar Wax Melter for JW Palmer

    For anyone who is 'sunlight-challenged', it might be worth considering following the sun throughout the day - especially at either end of the year.
    There are quite a few DIY-Solar sites which show...
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    Re: Australia’s fires

    That really does beggar belief ... Bar-stewards.

    Although it's difficult to focus on matters other than the immediate risk to, and loss of life and property, one aspect of this catastrophe which...
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    This is a 5-frame QX to which some wood was added to one side so that it would then cover a 6-frame box. Perforated zinc - a horrible material ...

    https://images2.imgbox.com/b8/8b/8nDyvN2w_o.jpg ...
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    Credibility of Scientific Papers.

    Over the last year or two I've noticed that some people on this forum have a view of scientists and scientific papers which borders almost on reverence - and so I thought it important that someone...
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    Re: A VERY hot hive - what next?

    Requeening honey bee colonies without dequeening, I.W. Forster, 1972
    https://doi.org/10.1080/00288233.1972.10421270

    ABSTRACT
    Two-storeyed colonies can be successfully requeened by raising the...
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    Re: A VERY hot hive - what next?

    I tend not to have hot hives these days, but on the odd occasion I can't find an unmarked Queen in a BIG colony - even after 2 or 3 tries - I resort to the method already described: move the hive a...
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    Re: Reflectix coating

    I've always been puzzled by 'black' - sure it absorbs heat, but then I look at old women in Greece and Arab countries who dress exclusively in black and who don't appear to be falling over due to...
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