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  Topic: Inspection question
PeterH

Replies: 3
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PostForum: Ask a Bee Inspector   Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:37 am   Subject: Inspection question
Hi Dave, Barbara,
Thank you both. I'll take your advice and give my local inspector a call, but won't up my inspection regime, as much as I'd like to see how they're getting on more frequently.

Al ...
  Topic: Free Swarms for "Ethical" TBH BK's
PeterH

Replies: 8
Views: 3850

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:24 pm   Subject: Free Swarms for "Ethical" TBH BK's
Hi John,
Yes, Wakefield is just down the road in contrast to Wales.

And yes, you're quite right, very exciting to have a new hive and a little bit nerve wracking. Housing the swarm without seeing ...
  Topic: Inspection question
PeterH

Replies: 3
Views: 3774

PostForum: Ask a Bee Inspector   Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:56 pm   Subject: Inspection question
Hi,
I'm a new beekeeper, only got my first colony in May, which is looking fine and healthy and is settling into my top bar hive with no obvious signs of disease of any kind.

But, a couple of week ...
  Topic: What do we mean by 'treatment-free'?
PeterH

Replies: 33
Views: 34823

PostForum: Treatment-Free Beekeeping   Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:09 pm   Subject: What do we mean by 'treatment-free'?
Please forgive me for asking what may be an overly simplistic question, but i've just got my first colony and would like to manage/look after them with as much of a 'bees first' approach as is practic ...
  Topic: Free Swarms for "Ethical" TBH BK's
PeterH

Replies: 8
Views: 3850

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:14 pm   Subject: Free Swarms for "Ethical" TBH BK's
Hi John,
This sounds like a fabulous thing to do.

I'm probably a bit too new to beekeeping to volunteer with confidence, as I only got my first swarm of bees a few weeks ago, and most of my experi ...
  Topic: Colony growth and capped honey stores
PeterH

Replies: 4
Views: 2839

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:03 pm   Subject: Colony growth and capped honey stores
Hi Barbara,
That's a fantastic tip, thanks for taking the time to explain it. It really does make so much sense when you think about it in those terms, and know how a colony will behave in colder win ...
  Topic: Colony growth and capped honey stores
PeterH

Replies: 4
Views: 2839

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:31 am   Subject: Colony growth and capped honey stores
Hi Barbara,
Thanks for the detailed response, it really helps hugely, and is a distinct relief.

I'll follow your recommendation and get rid of the sugar syrup, especially as they don't seem to be ...
  Topic: Colony growth and capped honey stores
PeterH

Replies: 4
Views: 2839

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:21 pm   Subject: Colony growth and capped honey stores
Hi,
I've recently installed a good sized swarm into 44" (1 metre) hTBH, built to Phil Chandlers design.

After giving them large jar of 1-1 sugar syrup to help get them settled, i left the col ...
 
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