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  Topic: Bee Guardian?Workabel or con
Justin

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:37 pm   Subject: Bee Guardian?Workabel or con
Sorry just too funny so had to pass this on.
I have been in contact with the chap just for fun.
His latest explanation had me in stitches.
I will not comment on it further as i will intersect with ...
  Topic: varroa mite treatment for new bee's.
Justin

Replies: 11
Views: 5121

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:25 pm   Subject: varroa mite treatment for new bee's.
I moved the bees out of the tempory hive and into the new HTBH.
They had attached the brood to the inside of the ventilation duct so had to cut them out and hang using hair clips.
No neat way to go ...
  Topic: Bee Guardian?Workabel or con
Justin

Replies: 3
Views: 2127

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:50 pm   Subject: Bee Guardian?Workabel or con
I would be very sceptical about this device, if it affects Varroa, why not bees as well? I would want to see some proper research backing the claims made. It also seems to be too cheap and too good to ...
  Topic: varroa mite treatment for new bee's.
Justin

Replies: 11
Views: 5121

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:44 pm   Subject: varroa mite treatment for new bee's.
There may have been a small swarm last weekThey were a bit agitated at dusk then quieter by the next day.
I noticed someone catching a swarm down the road from me,but as I had been told I had a Nuc ...
  Topic: varroa mite treatment for new bee's.
Justin

Replies: 11
Views: 5121

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:16 pm   Subject: varroa mite treatment for new bee's.
I went to transfer the bee's today.
When I opened the polystyrene hive I was surprised to find it full of about seven frames.
With quite a healthy colony .
They had four queen cells cemented to a ...
  Topic: Bee Guardian?Workabel or con
Justin

Replies: 3
Views: 2127

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:05 am   Subject: Bee Guardian?Workabel or con
I came across this unit.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172250656449?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
It is unlike any thing I have read about so far.
It sound's like want ...
  Topic: varroa mite treatment for new bee's.
Justin

Replies: 11
Views: 5121

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:21 pm   Subject: varroa mite treatment for new bee's.
Thank you for the advice.
I was thinking of using some fondant , but your recipe looks like it would contain much more nutrient.
I have not even started to look at papers on bee digestion, let alone ...
  Topic: varroa mite treatment for new bee's.
Justin

Replies: 11
Views: 5121

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:22 am   Subject: varroa mite treatment for new bee's.
Thank you Barbara.
I was going to dust them when I do the transfer.
But as there was very little traffic to start with I did not want to disturbed them so simply left them where the HTBH will be and ...
  Topic: varroa mite treatment for new bee's.
Justin

Replies: 11
Views: 5121

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:18 am   Subject: varroa mite treatment for new bee's.
Following this with interest, I know what to do in a National but I'm keen to see how to handle it in a hTBH
I bought the bees forma chap who posted on this board, so thought I would be buying off of ...
  Topic: bear problem-- can I raise new hive inside a big barn??
Justin

Replies: 5
Views: 3494

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:31 am   Subject: bear problem-- can I raise new hive inside a big barn??
At Bicton Collage where I went many moon's ago they had a lovely colony.
The hive was in one of the stand alone class room hut's.
All they did was install travel tubes from the hive to the outside w ...
  Topic: varroa mite treatment for new bee's.
Justin

Replies: 11
Views: 5121

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:11 pm   Subject: varroa mite treatment for new bee's.
I have just bought a small swarm from a chap somewhere near Sidmouth.
And am about to instal them in a new HTBH.
After inspecting the under tray I have found varroa mite and very small what I take t ...
 
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