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  Topic: Help needed - Bradford on Avon near Bath, UK
FollowMeChaps

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 6:11 pm   Subject: Help needed - Bradford on Avon near Bath, UK
Hi all it's me again! I have been contacted by someone in Bradford on Avon who got my name via Phil.

Basically he lives in a community development and a neighbour has honey bees in a dilapidated 3 ...
  Topic: Plymouth, UK
FollowMeChaps

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:22 pm   Subject: Plymouth, UK
First of all, this is a friends account so PLEASE REPLY TO:- ray@raydinhamdesign.co.uk - Thanks Ray.

Hello Future Friends:- Bee-Friends,

My name is Ray, I have my own colony of bees kept natura ...
  Topic: Living in a bee house
FollowMeChaps

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:32 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
Thanks Bernhard. A fancy bit of kit, beats my point and shoot. Keep those pictures coming; they're BRILLIANT.
Robin
  Topic: Living in a bee house
FollowMeChaps

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:31 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
What camera do you use Bernhard?
Robin
  Topic: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
FollowMeChaps

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:54 am   Subject: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
Some great thinking going on here guys, thanks for starting it Bernhard. I think I'm a believer already as it serves to reinforce the 'hive atmosphere' argument (Nestduftwärmebindung) on which I'm tot ...
  Topic: Plan Bee - please watch film and send your comments
FollowMeChaps

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PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:27 am   Subject: Plan Bee - please watch film and send your comments
.....The Co-operative is proud to support British bees, and bee keepers, and will be inviting local associations and school children on to the farm to visit the hives and learn more about them.....
I ...
  Topic: Chop and Crop
FollowMeChaps

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:00 am   Subject: Chop and Crop
Everybody here always says get a package.......
I think that what you say here is correct Bush for those in the North American continent. However, for newbies watching this thread form Europe, especi ...
  Topic: Plan Bee - please watch film and send your comments
FollowMeChaps

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PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:42 am   Subject: Plan Bee - please watch film and send your comments
Just a thought - all UK users can join the Co-op as members in any Co-op branch. As members we can then write to them and point out that while we applaud most of what they are doing, they are wrong o ...
  Topic: work on microbes - link to honey bee health!!!
FollowMeChaps

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:13 am   Subject: work on microbes - link to honey bee health!!!
Spot on Dave, I fully agree. And many thanks Bernhard. Great to see your face at last,
  Topic: Hypothetical chat - What if imports were banned.
FollowMeChaps

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PostForum: Wild and feral honeybees and other bee species   Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:45 am   Subject: Hypothetical chat - What if imports were banned.
Mike – My 'shock' was at the fact that you posted just pro-importing arguments, there was no indication of any light heartedness in your original post (as there is in your subsequent post) and most of ...
  Topic: Hypothetical chat - What if imports were banned.
FollowMeChaps

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PostForum: Wild and feral honeybees and other bee species   Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:13 pm   Subject: Hypothetical chat - What if imports were banned.
I have to say I'm really shocked by what you have posted as arguments Mike. Are these honestly your beliefs or are you just being contentiously negative to spark a debate?
  Topic: Top Bar Hive inspection frequency (Solved, thanks to Norm)
FollowMeChaps

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:51 am   Subject: Top Bar Hive inspection frequency (Solved, thanks to Norm)
IMHO Observation windows in a TBH are way too tempting for a nee beeek and they end up turnng thier hives into mini bee discos.........
To me this post implies that inspection windows are a bad thing ...
  Topic: Plan Bee - please watch film and send your comments
FollowMeChaps

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PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:11 pm   Subject: Plan Bee - please watch film and send your comments
Me too
  Topic: Simple hive-building jig
FollowMeChaps

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:13 pm   Subject: Simple hive-building jig
Sorry Phil, it's no good to me - I can't dance! Shocked
  Topic: New portable TBH
FollowMeChaps

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:39 am   Subject: New portable TBH
Great Phil, a Mini Me hive.
http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site577/2008/0627/20080627_075848_mini_me_300.jpg
  Topic: son of hivemonster
FollowMeChaps

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:44 am   Subject: son of hivemonster
That's looking fantastic Laura.

I take it you are not good at making decisions? Is this how it went "Shall I build a horizontal or should I go for a Warre? Ah, I know..............." ...
  Topic: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
FollowMeChaps

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PostForum: Foraging on the Far Side   Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:06 pm   Subject: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
Am I the only one getting fed up with the way this thread is going?

Everyone has an opinion - this excellent forum does all it can to encourage and air those opinions, whatever they are, unlike ot ...
  Topic: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
FollowMeChaps

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PostForum: Foraging on the Far Side   Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:45 pm   Subject: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
John/Peter

I'm afraid I have to agree with Norm. You both seem to be looking for concrete answers where there obviously are none. In my view the benefit of sustainable beeks is that we do not need ...
  Topic: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
FollowMeChaps

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PostForum: Foraging on the Far Side   Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:43 am   Subject: Re: thanks for sharing
Just one or two questions . what is the dimentions of the warre hive , I really want to build a warre . I have seen several plans and all looks easy to make , are they the same dimentions as a langs ...
  Topic: catenary hive
FollowMeChaps

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:53 am   Subject: catenary hive
This looks great BUT I'm wondering how difficult it would be to manipulate the knife where they had chosen to attach their comb to the sides?

It seems to my, allbeit very limited, knowledge that th ...
 
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