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  Topic: which breed of bee is the most pasive please.
hannah donovan

Replies: 4
Views: 2192

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue May 03, 2016 9:01 am   Subject: which breed of bee is the most pasive please.
Hi all.
Xan anyone tell me which breed of bee is the most passive as i am about to put a topbar hive on scout land where there are children , so i need the least aggressive bees... i know that my b ...
  Topic: LONDON winter CONFERENCE IN 0ct
hannah donovan

Replies: 0
Views: 2649

PostForum: Balanced Beekeeping events and training   Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:20 pm   Subject: LONDON winter CONFERENCE IN 0ct
Saturday 3rd October
Hawkwood Plant Nursery
115 Hawkwood Crescent, Chingford, E4 7UH

from 11 till 4.

contact leabees for more details.

workshops are planned.
  Topic: Any top bar beekeepers in the Nottingham area?
hannah donovan

Replies: 3
Views: 4059

PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:24 am   Subject: swarm section
hi Robin
there is a swarm wanted and offered section on the forum.. take a look you might get lucky.. good luck with finding someone local to you.. i had to start a group to find people..it is hard i ...
  Topic: LONDON MEET 3RD SEPT ..7PM
hannah donovan

Replies: 0
Views: 3343

PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:43 pm   Subject: LONDON MEET 3RD SEPT ..7PM
Very Happy

HI ALL

SADLY DUE TO FAMILY ILL HEALTH I WILL BE CANCELLING THIS MONTHS MEETING...

The BFG (bee friendly group) is a london group for anyone interested in sustainable bee keeping, we wil ...
  Topic: Populated hive on offer
hannah donovan

Replies: 3
Views: 4566

PostForum: Swarms and sites - offered and wanted   Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:29 pm   Subject: e-MAILED YOU
HI

i have sent you an e-mail a few days a gao, hope you got it..please let me know and if you have already re-homed your bees.... (pretty please)

many thanks

Hannah
  Topic: london group...website here..
hannah donovan

Replies: 4
Views: 5463

PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:06 pm   Subject: NOT insulting
i want a group where people whp live in london and surrounding area can go and actually chat to one another about their experiences and what is happening with their bees, and pick up tips ..and to fee ...
  Topic: london group...website here..
hannah donovan

Replies: 4
Views: 5463

PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:52 am   Subject: london group...website here..
Hi i started a group, already have interest , so i made a website, please take a look and leave suggestions, and your name and contact if you would like to come along..

http://hugginghannah2.wix.co ...
  Topic: London..phil chandler
hannah donovan

Replies: 3
Views: 3625

PostForum: Balanced Beekeeping events and training   Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:38 pm   Subject: i agree
yes i agrre, as i want to learn as much as i can an=bout sustainable living and eco issues, and living the most natural life i can.. so looking at the talks there are and the workshops it is well wor ...
  Topic: London..phil chandler
hannah donovan

Replies: 3
Views: 3625

PostForum: Balanced Beekeeping events and training   Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:56 am   Subject: London..phil chandler
This sunday 19TH July 11am -6pm in camden.. permaculture show with phil chandler

description on site
The Barefoot Beekeeper – practical & natural beekeeping in top bar hives

Phil Chandle ...
  Topic: Natural beekeeping group NW London
hannah donovan

Replies: 6
Views: 7349

PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:00 pm   Subject: Natural beekeeping group NW London
my cap lock does not mean i am angry or shouting, just cap lock gets stuck.. sorry if anyoen thinks i am being rude.. i am not.. just bad keybnoard.
  Topic: West Counrty Beekeeping Convention July 4-5 2015
hannah donovan

Replies: 1
Views: 2958

PostForum: Balanced Beekeeping events and training   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:07 pm   Subject: learned a lot
it was the best weekend all year... i learned a lot, i had no idea about log hives or tree hives... although its obvious now...

there were so many lovely bee people there and so very helpful.. look ...
  Topic: how ??
hannah donovan

Replies: 1
Views: 3218

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:32 pm   Subject: how ??
how do i add pics... got some nice ones from natural bee conference..
  Topic: ANY SECONDHAND BOOKS PLEASE
hannah donovan

Replies: 4
Views: 3504

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 9:27 pm   Subject: thankyou
thankyo for the info on the liabrary, i didnt see that,, i dont use forums usually.. so not used to how they work really... i do use this forum as its the BEST FOR BEES..
  Topic: Londoners going to NATURAL BEEKEEPING CONVENTION..JULY 4-5
hannah donovan

Replies: 2
Views: 3972

PostForum: Balanced Beekeeping events and training   Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 9:18 pm   Subject: click on course and events at top of the forum..
http://westfield-farm.co.uk/events/south-west-natural-bee-keeping-convention-2

its here on this forum under course and events book now for 2015
  Topic: Swarms available - Essex
hannah donovan

Replies: 15
Views: 11414

PostForum: Swarms and sites - offered and wanted   Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 9:14 pm   Subject: no longer want a swarm..
thankyou dave for your offer, but barbera has a point, and after discussion, both pete and I DECIDED WE MUST GET USED TO CARING FOR the swarm we have.. then next yer we can think about another colony
  Topic: Londoners going to NATURAL BEEKEEPING CONVENTION..JULY 4-5
hannah donovan

Replies: 2
Views: 3972

PostForum: Balanced Beekeeping events and training   Posted: Sun May 24, 2015 9:24 am   Subject: Londoners going to NATURAL BEEKEEPING CONVENTION..JULY 4-5
hi ALL, ARE THERE ANY LONDONNERS OR SURROUNDING AREAS , GOING TO THE NATURAL BEEKEEPING CONVENTION, IT WOULD BE NCE TO HAVE A LITTLE GROUP GOING TOGETHER.. SO WE CAN ALL HOOK UP AND CHAT ABOUT OUR EX ...
  Topic: best time of day for transfuring bees?
hannah donovan

Replies: 5
Views: 3874

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 11:27 pm   Subject: dexters reply
Thankyou dexter .. YES you are corret, it is a swarm in a makeshift hive, that we need to put into a permenant home.. so are you saying morning is best when they are all out foraging? Smile thanks agi ...
  Topic: what do i put on a beesting
hannah donovan

Replies: 14
Views: 9909

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 11:19 pm   Subject: thankyou all..
thankyou for all the replies and interesting info..

i have to let people know i am a natural woman, i dont wear anti perspirant , perfume or hair products, i dont do makeup ... i use chemical free ...
  Topic: Swarms available - Essex
hannah donovan

Replies: 15
Views: 11414

PostForum: Swarms and sites - offered and wanted   Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 10:58 pm   Subject: Barberas reply
Very Happy yes barbera i know its phils site.. this is where i bagan ..i came eher first for advice, then i wanted to go on one of phils courses,... so i contacted him.. but the london courses were nothappen ...
  Topic: Swarms available - Essex
hannah donovan

Replies: 15
Views: 11414

PostForum: Swarms and sites - offered and wanted   Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 10:23 am   Subject: THANKYOU
Hi dave...
I think you offered me a swarm today..

Here is where i got my advice from as you sounded doubtful.. i got it from phil chandler on topbarhive site.

to quote .. Phil Chandler 'Don't ...
  Topic: what do i put on a beesting
hannah donovan

Replies: 14
Views: 9909

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 3:22 am   Subject: barbera reply
barbera, i have been told by other bee people that lemon balm is used as a lure for swarms, so not advisable if you want to avoid bees.. as it is an attractant..
  Topic: what do i put on a beesting
hannah donovan

Replies: 14
Views: 9909

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 6:43 pm   Subject: inigo 50 reply
thankyou..very kind to give me a reply, ... i was looking for what it is you use to cover over the sting smell that alerts other bees to sting you too.. i know phil chandler mentioned it in a vid he d ...
  Topic: best time of day for transfuring bees?
hannah donovan

Replies: 5
Views: 3874

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 6:31 pm   Subject: best time of day for transfuring bees?
i just read another post about transfuring bees into new hive, someone suggested in dusk, becuase the queen is less likey to fly ...but what about in the s=daytime when the bees are mostly out foregin ...
  Topic: REGIONAL GROUPS - IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ
hannah donovan

Replies: 7
Views: 13350

PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 5:46 pm   Subject: london?
hi.. thanks for adding regional groups, i checked out the south and there is nothing for london... so could you do an add for london specifically please.. i know there has to be other london TBH AND ...
  Topic: Looking for a TBH mentor in London (area)
hannah donovan

Replies: 8
Views: 7709

PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 5:43 pm   Subject: Luk Lak reply
im not in e3 hun, im in se3 oher side of river... wheres e3 it might be reachable by bus..
  Topic: Looking for a TBH mentor in London (area)
hannah donovan

Replies: 8
Views: 7709

PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 5:31 pm   Subject: dexters reply
SORRY HUN, YES A LITTLE BIT, becuase i have to CONstantly explain myself.. and its a bt tiring sometimes, but sorry heres a smie for you just to let you know no personal offence tken Very Happy
  Topic: what do i put on a beesting
hannah donovan

Replies: 14
Views: 9909

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 5:25 pm   Subject: what do i put on a beesting
hi all
i know there is something you put on a beesting to prevent the other girls from detecting a sting alert... oterwise you get more stings... but i cant remeber what it is i am supposed to use... ...
  Topic: Looking for a TBH mentor in London (area)
hannah donovan

Replies: 8
Views: 7709

PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Wed May 20, 2015 10:21 am   Subject: not shhouting faulty keyboard
here i go again.. i am so tired of this silly notion that caps means your shouting, my hubby writes all the time in capitols ... he has never written in small letters he cant do it... and does writtin ...
  Topic: BeeVital HiveClean: good or bad?
hannah donovan

Replies: 11
Views: 11406

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Wed May 20, 2015 10:10 am   Subject: ingreadients
here is the reply
he ingredients for HiveClean are:- Water, Saccharose, Citric acid, Oxalic acid, Formic acid, Propolis Extract, Div. Essential oils. That is taken exactly as written on the product ...
  Topic: do my bees have nosema?
hannah donovan

Replies: 2
Views: 2470

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 12:16 pm   Subject: THANKYOU
Very Happy Thanks for the advice... can you tell me how i treat nosma should my bess get it (or have it) please?
 
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