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  Topic: NutriBee Propolis
Vallee

Replies: 4
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PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:02 pm   Subject: NutriBee Propolis
Hello,

They are a French company that is why. I would never touch stuff from the UK. I have one pack as a reserve as a winter feed it is like the ambrosia product but with more variety. It is a w ...
  Topic: NutriBee Propolis
Vallee

Replies: 4
Views: 2481

PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:38 pm   Subject: NutriBee Propolis
Apparently Nutri-bee stocked by Thornes UK
  Topic: NutriBee Propolis
Vallee

Replies: 4
Views: 2481

PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:39 pm   Subject: NutriBee Propolis
Has NutriBee Propolis been mentioned or has anybody any comments.
French product from Veto-pharma. Propolis with natural extracts of thyme, rosemary, juniper and meadowsweet. Available as ready to u ...
  Topic: Bad experience at Thornes at Rand
Vallee

Replies: 12
Views: 17274

PostForum: Beekeeping Book and Product Reviews   Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:33 pm   Subject: Bad experience at Thornes at Rand
I don't know if the Smith's are related at Thornes. But Paul Smith told me to get out and don't come back and Jill or Gill Smith appears also to take great offence at any criticism.
Not been back an ...
  Topic: Goodbye Owen Paterson!
Vallee

Replies: 6
Views: 6473

PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:31 pm   Subject: Goodbye Owen Paterson!
Absolutely!
  Topic: Pest sprays put world food supplies at risk
Vallee

Replies: 1
Views: 7052

PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:06 pm   Subject: Pest sprays put world food supplies at risk
Guardian Tuesday June 24 2014.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/24/insecticides-world-food-supplies-risk

For Francophiles (but try and get the English translation really interesti ...
  Topic: Bad experience at Thornes at Rand
Vallee

Replies: 12
Views: 17274

PostForum: Beekeeping Book and Product Reviews   Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:09 pm   Subject: Bad experience at Thornes at Rand
Took their word for it. Checked on some scales and it was 27kg in one can and 10kg in each of two other cans (give or take using bathroom scales). Clearly if they can sell me 47kg with accuracy they ...
  Topic: Bad experience at Thornes at Rand
Vallee

Replies: 12
Views: 17274

PostForum: Beekeeping Book and Product Reviews   Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:19 pm   Subject: Bad experience at Thornes at Rand
Quite right biobee. If Thornes advertise "own container, kg" and then cannot accurately measure out it needs reporting. In my case 30 kg requested (in my own cans) and I finish up with 47 ...
  Topic: Bad experience at Thornes at Rand
Vallee

Replies: 12
Views: 17274

PostForum: Beekeeping Book and Product Reviews   Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:22 pm   Subject: Bad experience at Thornes at Rand
I think this is worth mentioning.
Took the opportunity to buy some syrup from Thornes at Rand Lincolnshire while in the area. I asked for 30 kg to be put into 3 plastic cans and I worked out the cos ...
  Topic: Explain the term cast/caste
Vallee

Replies: 5
Views: 5769

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue May 27, 2014 9:46 pm   Subject: Explain the term cast/caste
OK Che. If there was a third swarm it actually would be a tertiary swarm which followed a secondary swarm which followed a primary swarm.
The use of the term caste swarm (cast with an e) would in ...
  Topic: Explain the term cast/caste
Vallee

Replies: 5
Views: 5769

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue May 27, 2014 10:44 am   Subject: cast swarm or after swarm
Can anyone enlighten me over the origin of the term cast swarm or caste swarm as I have seen on the website. Cast is usually is defined as something that is thrown or discarded. Caste is a social st ...
  Topic: What a load of piffle!
Vallee

Replies: 2
Views: 4194

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Fri May 23, 2014 5:05 pm   Subject: What a load of piffle!
Take it with a pinch of salt. Please realise that research institutions have to produce the goods if they have been grant aided. Also by having results published in peer reviewed journals they can ...
  Topic: Pesticides used on our farm land
Vallee

Replies: 14
Views: 13559

PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:52 pm   Subject: 624 pesticide traces in rural young
Children in agricultural areas are being exposed to a dangerous cocktail of pesticides, some of which are banned substances, the French environment group Génération Futures claimed.
Group analysed th ...
  Topic: Propolis and bee health
Vallee

Replies: 18
Views: 27558

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:09 pm   Subject: Propolis and bee health
I enjoyed looking at the pictures of the museum and the collecting of resin.
The tree they are taking the resin from looks looks like some sort of pinus.
I will be looking through my book on plant r ...
  Topic: Propolis and bee health
Vallee

Replies: 18
Views: 27558

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:14 pm   Subject: Propolis and bee health
On the sources of plant exudates in propolis. Poplar bud exudates, together with varying amounts of wax and sugar added by the bees. Horse chesnut bud exudates and various species of conifer have thei ...
  Topic: Propolis and bee health
Vallee

Replies: 18
Views: 27558

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:40 pm   Subject: Propolis and bee health
We have a sitka spruce that exudes quite a lot of resin and is about 10m from the hive, so quite a good source for the bees for resin collection. "Bleeding" resin in this tree species is so ...
  Topic: Propolis and bee health
Vallee

Replies: 18
Views: 27558

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:17 am   Subject: Propolis and bee health
Continuing the expoloration of ways to treat varroa without resorting to
the usual plethotra of chemical interventions and other methods.
The bees may have an in house (hive) solution that certain ...
 
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