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  Topic: feeding
alan

Replies: 6
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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:40 pm   Subject: feeding
Forgive me for wanting to explore this further,but have we much evidential experience of this happening to beekeepers who gave honey?
  Topic: feeding
alan

Replies: 6
Views: 4208

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:05 pm   Subject: feeding
I know feeding is frowned on by some natural beekeeper and feeding honey from other sources is a no no.
But what are the real risks of feeding honey to bees?
  Topic: White Stuff.
alan

Replies: 1
Views: 2516

PostForum: Bee products, recipes, bee plants and apitherapy   Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:35 pm   Subject: White Stuff.
Hello to all in this new year.

I went to my bucket of honey recently,my first ever.
It has over quarter of an inch of white stuff covering it.
Can anyone tell me what it is?
  Topic: Swarm
alan

Replies: 1
Views: 2634

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:53 am   Subject: Swarm
Hello,
There is a guy advertising a TBH on e,bay.He says he had thousands of bees,but they swarmed and lost them all.
Is this usual,do all bees leave?
I thought only some left usually?
  Topic: extraction,what am I doing wrong?
alan

Replies: 10
Views: 6250

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:08 pm   Subject: extraction,what am I doing wrong?
Hi,
No I didn't really heat it,just warmed it.I have bottled it and now realise the wax has come to the surface.
  Topic: extraction,what am I doing wrong?
alan

Replies: 10
Views: 6250

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:28 pm   Subject: extraction,what am I doing wrong?
Does melted wax in honey do any harm?Does it just give it waxey flavour?
Does it rise to surface or remain in the honey?
  Topic: extraction,what am I doing wrong?
alan

Replies: 10
Views: 6250

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:35 am   Subject: extraction,what am I doing wrong?
I sholved the problem.
This is what I did.
I scraped the honey off with a spoon into a pan.I placed pan under grill to apply none direct heat,then sieved runy honey into jars!
  Topic: extraction,what am I doing wrong?
alan

Replies: 10
Views: 6250

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:45 am   Subject: extraction,what am I doing wrong?
I was going to ask that Q about crystalising,I suspect it has.
Would a really warm day in the conservatory make it run,or is it likely that iam stuffed?
  Topic: extraction,what am I doing wrong?
alan

Replies: 10
Views: 6250

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:30 pm   Subject: extraction,what am I doing wrong?
I bought a honey extractor today.
I de- capped two frames and worked hard for 15 minutes or more,getting a sweat going,with little result.It appeared tha hardly any honey was being thrown out.
Is th ...
  Topic: Honey extraction via blender?
alan

Replies: 4
Views: 3557

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:29 am   Subject: Honey extraction via blender?
Has anyone extracted honey by putting comb in blender,then straining it?
  Topic: First hive stripped clean
alan

Replies: 22
Views: 21980

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:25 pm   Subject: First hive stripped clean
Well,I patiently waited,hoping to get some free bees,via a swarm,having put x5 hives out.No success.
So I bought a nuc of x5 frames.They are Carnolian,I read that they were docile!
Last year I didn' ...
  Topic: Best type of Bee
alan

Replies: 17
Views: 14761

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:25 pm   Subject: Best type of Bee
Does anyone have any comments or experience with the Manx bee?
  Topic: Best type of Bee
alan

Replies: 17
Views: 14761

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:23 am   Subject: Best type of Bee
So,in some regards,the consensus is not in favour of what Bro Adam did?

As previously mentioned,my bee,s were Manx bees-black and I guess close to English native.They were not aggressive,but said t ...
  Topic: Best type of Bee
alan

Replies: 17
Views: 14761

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:39 pm   Subject: Best type of Bee
Simple question.Having just watched a series on youtube about Bro Adams search for the best types of bees,I wondered if opinions have altered in the years since Bro Adam.
What is the best type of bee ...
  Topic: First hive stripped clean
alan

Replies: 22
Views: 21980

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:32 am   Subject: First hive stripped clean
Yes,thanks,I found the Thomas seeley paper,also a lecture on youtube.
http://youtu.be/JnnjY823e-w
  Topic: First hive stripped clean
alan

Replies: 22
Views: 21980

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:17 pm   Subject: First hive stripped clean
Have jenned up a bit on bait boxes.Looks really interesting.
Iam quiet excited at the prospect of putting out bait boxes next spring.Think I could put around x4 out with the comb I have.
Does anyone ...
  Topic: First hive stripped clean
alan

Replies: 22
Views: 21980

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:55 am   Subject: First hive stripped clean
Thanks for that Barbera.
I wont go for package option.Hopefully the guy who origionally sold me the bees,will be letting me have his tbh next year?Failing that,I will try the swarm enticing suggestio ...
  Topic: First hive stripped clean
alan

Replies: 22
Views: 21980

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:28 am   Subject: First hive stripped clean
Ok,
is there a reasonable chance of catching a swarm with my combs?
  Topic: First hive stripped clean
alan

Replies: 22
Views: 21980

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:39 am   Subject: First hive stripped clean
Right.
The bees I had... were origionally from Isle of Man,but had been in the general area for a number of years.The same guy may let me have his established tbh-colony next year,if not I will have ...
  Topic: First hive stripped clean
alan

Replies: 22
Views: 21980

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:05 am   Subject: First hive stripped clean
Thanks Ron and Phil(bio bee).
Would I be advised to get Italian bees,rather than my preferred Manx/black bee,in order to increase chances of success?
  Topic: First hive stripped clean
alan

Replies: 22
Views: 21980

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:15 pm   Subject: First hive stripped clean
Oh dear.
This is depressing and makes me wonder if there is any point in trying next year Confused
  Topic: First hive stripped clean
alan

Replies: 22
Views: 21980

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:22 pm   Subject: First hive stripped clean
Can a strong hive always withstand robbers,or if local bees behave like this,will they always be at risk.So in that case,would it be unwise to keep bees in same spot?
  Topic: First hive stripped clean
alan

Replies: 22
Views: 21980

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:19 am   Subject: First hive stripped clean
This was my 1st year bee keeping.I got a nuc of bees from alocal guy.They were Manx bees,I got them 28th July.I was concerned from the beginning that they may have previously swarmed before I got them ...
 
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