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  Topic: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
John B

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PostForum: Foraging on the Far Side   Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:59 pm   Subject: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
And you're a moderator, Gary?

Why are you attacking me for reporting what your fellow countryman stated as fact-based research? The same fact was repeated last Saturday in Devon, with Phil presen ...
  Topic: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
John B

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PostForum: Foraging on the Far Side   Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:49 pm   Subject: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
Oh, I do so wish I hadn't started this thread! It's getting so depressing, and on top of this poor old Sue Jakeman wants me to renew my subscription to BeeCraft, so I had to e-mail and tell her no, a ...
  Topic: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
John B

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PostForum: Foraging on the Far Side   Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:37 am   Subject: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
Different subject altogether, but I went to a lecture last Saturday, by Prof. Keith Delaplane from Georgia. They did some tests by building new hives, shaking in bees that had not been dosed with ant ...
  Topic: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
John B

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PostForum: Foraging on the Far Side   Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:16 am   Subject: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
What it boils down to is that I'd be much happier selling honey that I know contains no faecal matter at all (from fresh honey comb) than honey from previous brood comb. I aim to find a way to take t ...
  Topic: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
John B

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PostForum: Foraging on the Far Side   Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:31 pm   Subject: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
I've been thinking about Randy's reply for a couple of days now, and I fail to see how honey which is stained by meconium can be "danged near sterile". I was once an operating theatre scrub ...
  Topic: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
John B

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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
Hi Gareth,

Me, afraid of the unknown? I got married, didn't I? Laughing Laughing

No, it's DEFRA I'm afraid of. And although I have hive insurance, thanks to the dear old BBKA, I don't want to fi ...
  Topic: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
John B

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PostForum: Foraging on the Far Side   Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:19 pm   Subject: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
Maybe, Norm, he got as totally fed up with the cr@p* on the Yahoo forum as I got fed up with the cr@p* on the BBKA forum.

Which is why I'm on this forum, asking the (so far) unanswered question! Cal ...
  Topic: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
John B

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PostForum: Foraging on the Far Side   Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:30 pm   Subject: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
I'm a beekeeper of only two seasons experience, but I have two points on your reply, Steve. One is that I, and much more importantly my customers, don't want to "ingest even a little bee poo.&qu ...
  Topic: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
John B

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PostForum: Foraging on the Far Side   Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:53 am   Subject: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
Laughing but it's not BeePee I'm concerned about, it's BeePoo! Laughing
  Topic: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
John B

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PostForum: Foraging on the Far Side   Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:04 pm   Subject: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
"Of course, some might say that commercially TBHs will never produce enough honey to make this an issue anyway as far a public honey consumption is concerned and that "environmentalist" ...
  Topic: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
John B

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PostForum: Foraging on the Far Side   Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:56 am   Subject: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
Charlie, you know better than I that when you melt down old brood comb it contains at least two, if not three, cocoons from each larvae. When a larva defaecates and then sheds, those layers are left ...
  Topic: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
John B

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PostForum: Foraging on the Far Side   Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:28 pm   Subject: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive
As I understand the Warre system, honey is harvested in the Autumn from the top box, which may well have been used as brood comb for the previous one or two years. Whether the comb from the top box ...
 
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