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  Topic: Propolis
evdama

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PostForum: Bee products, recipes, bee plants and apitherapy   Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:33 pm   Subject: Propolis
I experimented and ground up some frozen frame scrapings with wax and proplis mixed up
I had no Idea what I was doing or why.
I microwaved the mix and took off the molten wax.
It overcooked the pro ...
  Topic: Midges
evdama

Replies: 0
Views: 340

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:57 pm   Subject: Midges
They are out in force during this faux-spring and had a minor feast on me today
About two years ago I was working on the roof nearby my new 'bee sanctuary' and as I was unable to run I got in excess ...
  Topic: Hereford mentor?
evdama

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Views: 316

PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:40 pm   Subject: Hereford mentor?
Id be very grateful to be allowed to shadow someone local doing their first inspection when the time comes.
I m in striking distance of half a dozen BBKA afilliate groups but its all evenings and wee ...
  Topic: Rescue
evdama

Replies: 20
Views: 1814

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:18 pm   Subject: Rescue
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Im hoping this image has displayed
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It was a T-shirt day today and I would have ...
  Topic: Rescue
evdama

Replies: 20
Views: 1814

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:38 pm   Subject: Rescue
Thanks Barbara- beekeeping by proxy is another string in your bow!

I've looked again at the spare waxware-its become obvious it was a brood and a half with a honey super,so I can use as appropria ...
  Topic: Rescue
evdama

Replies: 20
Views: 1814

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:48 pm   Subject: Rescue
IYour approach sounds pretty much like what I have in mind.
With regard to old comb ,I inherited around 30 frames of drawn comb.
Im reading some comments saying it can be reused and others that I s ...
  Topic: Rescue
evdama

Replies: 20
Views: 1814

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:07 pm   Subject: Rescue
Swarming, as I was thinking ,was when the hive is always left empty - I WAS sucked in by the conventional .
That's the problem I'm finding ,without real life mentor you end up watching you tube video ...
  Topic: Rescue
evdama

Replies: 20
Views: 1814

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:26 pm   Subject: Rescue
Thanks for the reassurance and advice.
There would have been lots of ivy in their previous location so I hope it was that alone.
I had put a bowl of gravel and water near the hive entrance but I'm n ...
  Topic: Rescue
evdama

Replies: 20
Views: 1814

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:25 pm   Subject: Rescue
Thanks Barbara
Well,the hive components had been fixed together in a thousand places with a staple gun-it did the job but I bet the occupants were not happy during the process.....

The day of the ...
  Topic: Rescue
evdama

Replies: 20
Views: 1814

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:36 pm   Subject: Rescue
Everything went exactly to plan-no mishaps.
Zero activity (did'nt really need to block the entrance) but there's no surprises there.
If they're dead or end up dying I've gained a fair amount of quit ...
  Topic: Rescue
evdama

Replies: 20
Views: 1814

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:38 pm   Subject: Rescue
Thanks -I will let you know how it went.
  Topic: Rescue
evdama

Replies: 20
Views: 1814

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:03 pm   Subject: Rescue
Thanks both. I am very grateful.

I was considering how to constuct an over complicated water system -there is a brook 100 yards from the site but that might be too far given the conditions -Pebbly ...
  Topic: Rescue
evdama

Replies: 20
Views: 1814

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:04 pm   Subject: Rescue
Hello all
I have taken on a colony in peril and need advice.
I really intended to spend the winter and early spring researching to be in a good position to start later, but the colony and its hive a ...
 
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