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  Topic: Hancock Beehive?? my idea for a better bee hive.
Thebigflyin

Replies: 19
Views: 7742

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:18 pm   Subject: thanks guys for the great resonces
well you will be glad to know all my hives 100% are doing very well and they are all just about up to full capacity already.

Loads of drones and workers.

so I should have the first swarms fling ...
  Topic: Swarm please! Hertfordshire
Thebigflyin

Replies: 4
Views: 2674

PostForum: Swarms and sites - offered and wanted   Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:08 pm   Subject: Hay Andy
Hi

I am doing swarm lure shoot out (comparison.)

https://youtu.be/4wrgZZVRtmM

Ja its not really science or anything but its fun anyhow.

Kev
  Topic: land owner agreement
Thebigflyin

Replies: 0
Views: 798

PostForum: Swarms and sites - offered and wanted   Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:30 am   Subject: land owner agreement
Hi guys:

can any one advise: well give some imput as to how thi sshould look?
I want an loos and friendly understanding between land owner and beekeeper.

somthing like this ??


This agreem ...
  Topic: Hancock Beehive?? my idea for a better bee hive.
Thebigflyin

Replies: 19
Views: 7742

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:01 pm   Subject: BBSM (Bee Bio Symbiotic Mulch)
Hi all

Ok so I have had people , elswhere asking about my compost i put in my hive, so i think to avert all confusion ill have to change what I call it.

SO I AM NOW CALLING IT BBSM (Bee Bio Sym ...
  Topic: Scaffolding plank hive
Thebigflyin

Replies: 12
Views: 6668

PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:59 pm   Subject: Hi there here is a vid of me winterising my hive
Ja ja , another bad vidio from me!!

this time it me winterising my hive,
the TBH I use a duvet clingfilm
the HAH hive I use kingspan and clingfilm.

any how enjoy.

https://youtu.be/7U0K3ft ...
  Topic: my bees out and about , for first time in some time.
Thebigflyin

Replies: 0
Views: 1028

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:51 pm   Subject: my bees out and about , for first time in some time.
8th December, and my bees are fling about, so here is a little video so you can see to.

https://youtu.be/NNg7tGzYfxc
  Topic: Swarm please! Hertfordshire
Thebigflyin

Replies: 4
Views: 2674

PostForum: Swarms and sites - offered and wanted   Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:38 pm   Subject: Hi andy
Hay thats great news!!

Ja swarm trap , bait hive .. same thing.

I use two honey boxes strapped together,, and lemongrass oil.. should do a how to vidio next year..

have a great christmase s ...
  Topic: Scaffolding plank hive
Thebigflyin

Replies: 12
Views: 6668

PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:30 pm   Subject: into winter
well update for anyone out there.

so I had a few swarms though the yard this summer, one I plonked into my "gardeners Beehive" (that is what I will be calling this bee-habitat.)

any ho ...
  Topic: Eco-floor - idea and development
Thebigflyin

Replies: 42
Views: 37856

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:20 pm   Subject: Hi Nordak
Just as a matter of interest , what eats the beetle ??

would that also not live in the wood chip? and thus control the shb??

hope to hear from you soon

Kev
  Topic: Hancock Beehive?? my idea for a better bee hive.
Thebigflyin

Replies: 19
Views: 7742

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:14 pm   Subject: Hi Viggen
Hi there, thank you for your support.

I have now chainged my tackt for promoting this "bee-habitat!"

many beekeepers cant get thier heads round the fact that people might what honey be ...
  Topic: Cathedral hive-the next evolution in TBH design?
Thebigflyin

Replies: 22
Views: 18185

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:27 pm   Subject: Cathedral hive-the next evolution in TBH design?
Huy thats so cool man!!
  Topic: Swarm please! Hertfordshire
Thebigflyin

Replies: 4
Views: 2674

PostForum: Swarms and sites - offered and wanted   Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:27 pm   Subject: Hi how you get on?? with swarms??
Hi there , how did you get on?? did you get a swarm??

I had two in my garden , I used my swarm pole contraption.

https://youtu.be/vB5dou4jxaU

hope that might help you.. I am going to try som ...
  Topic: Would love some bees please in Essex
Thebigflyin

Replies: 1
Views: 2689

PostForum: Swarms and sites - offered and wanted   Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:24 pm   Subject: Hi how you get on??
Hi there just wandering how you got on??

Im in stansted , and had cought two swarms in my garden this summer.. I used my swarm stick contraption.


I am now trying swarm traps, boxes, not going ...
  Topic: Swarm wanted - London, Isle of Dogs
Thebigflyin

Replies: 2
Views: 2237

PostForum: Swarms and sites - offered and wanted   Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:20 pm   Subject: Hi how you get on
Hi there

how did you get on?? did you get a swarm??

I work on the iland of dog twice a week!! so intruged by you havving bees there..

It is winter now and I am building my swarm traps for th ...
  Topic: Two colonies in a roof - Carmarthenshire
Thebigflyin

Replies: 6
Views: 2419

PostForum: Swarms and sites - offered and wanted   Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:14 pm   Subject: What happen next??
Hi guys , I would realy be interested in what happend next??

cheers

Kev
  Topic: The Russian Scion
Thebigflyin

Replies: 25
Views: 31471

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:09 pm   Subject: My sucses with a bee lure stick , thingy
Hi guys

well based on this idea I made a lure not to have them land on it, but more to get them to come to the tree that it is in.

well I had two swarms, out of the apple tree I had my swarm lu ...
  Topic: "Bee Swarm Lure Stick"
Thebigflyin

Replies: 1
Views: 1348

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:20 pm   Subject: Video now up
video now up

please let me know what you guys think>>

thank you
  Topic: "Bee Swarm Lure Stick"
Thebigflyin

Replies: 1
Views: 1348

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:02 am   Subject: "Bee Swarm Lure Stick"
Hi

so I just would like to shair another of my contraptions.

pleas note this is a contraption and not fact as yet.

so what I wanted to do was atract swarms to may garden to catch. I could n ...
  Topic: Swarm trap Alert??
Thebigflyin

Replies: 2
Views: 2819

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:57 pm   Subject: Swarm trap Alert??
Hello AndyC

thank you for the response. yes i think temp is the best way to go.

I like you water tank swarm trap!! Wink

I to have had swarms , two in fact this year.. very much a case of " ...
  Topic: endoscope
Thebigflyin

Replies: 3
Views: 2059

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:29 am   Subject: endoscope
thanks guys for your response.

the one I have is terable !!

could you have a look what make you guys have.. if they are not to pricy Ill buy them and do a review.

cheers Kev
  Topic: Swarm trap Alert??
Thebigflyin

Replies: 2
Views: 2819

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:26 am   Subject: Swarm trap Alert??
Hi guys

I am not sure if this is the correct place for this? but here goes anyhow.

I am now building swarm traps for next spring.

however I want to know as soon as the bees move in so I can ...
  Topic: Who on biobees is treatment-free?
Thebigflyin

Replies: 134
Views: 163400

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:27 pm   Subject: never used anything.
Hi , so I have only had my two swarms for two years now,

I have however never used anything other than smoke.

I have a top bar hive with, compost and wood chip in the bottom.. have loads of ear ...
  Topic: Hancock Beehive?? my idea for a better bee hive.
Thebigflyin

Replies: 19
Views: 7742

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:59 pm   Subject: Hancock Beehive?? my idea for a better bee hive.
here is my site again

http://ecape1820.tripod.com/alternativebeehive/

pleas let me know if there is a problem with it.
  Topic: Hancock Beehive?? my idea for a better bee hive.
Thebigflyin

Replies: 19
Views: 7742

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:57 pm   Subject: Hancock Beehive?? my idea for a better bee hive.
First off, this is an unproven design concept, but based on existing working ideas.
I was going to call it a " Natural Habitat Hive" but then I thought NHHa that doesn't make a good acrony ...
  Topic: Hancock Beehive?? my idea for a better bee hive.
Thebigflyin

Replies: 19
Views: 7742

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:56 pm   Subject: Hancock Beehive?? my idea for a better bee hive.
So they are still there

beavering away

I have put some more videos and how to build my hive on the site..

Looking though some of the top holes I can see caped honey , so with a bit of luck t ...
  Topic: endoscope
Thebigflyin

Replies: 3
Views: 2059

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:40 pm   Subject: endoscope
Hi guys

any one use a USB endoscope?? I have a cheep ebay chinees thing and it is rubish!! under its own light in a dark space it can only see anything about 1" 1cm from the camera, if I turn ...
  Topic: Hancock Beehive?? my idea for a better bee hive.
Thebigflyin

Replies: 19
Views: 7742

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:31 pm   Subject: OK how the bees are getting on
hi

so some updates.

the the holes on the sides are corked of, I dont thing this was explained, so I opend one in to one of the boxes to see if the bees would use the side box.

the idea of the ...
  Topic: Hancock Beehive?? my idea for a better bee hive.
Thebigflyin

Replies: 19
Views: 7742

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:52 pm   Subject: HAH update
Hi there everyone

thank you for the great responses.

You will be glad to know, I have had three swarms though my garden this year so far!! pretty good from what I can understand.

My TBH has ...
  Topic: New portable TBH
Thebigflyin

Replies: 44
Views: 88111

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:43 pm   Subject: New portable TBH
very Clever Phil

well done!!
  Topic: free bee seeds and anti chemical petition to the govermoont
Thebigflyin

Replies: 7
Views: 4273

PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:39 am   Subject: free bee seeds and anti chemical petition to the govermoont
https://speakout.38degrees.org.uk/surveys/418

thats for flower seed..

this is for anty pestecides

https://speakout.38degrees.org.uk/campaigns/766?utm_source=38degrees&utm_medium=email& ...
 
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