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  Topic: Hive available/swarm wanted, Maidstone Kent
jimnpaula

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PostForum: Swarms and sites - offered and wanted   Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:31 pm   Subject: Hive available/swarm wanted, Maidstone Kent
Well, I have found out how to get on the club swarm list, so that's something! Yes, I agree with you that putting my face around would help, will have to see if we can now access the apiary if we're ...
  Topic: Hive available/swarm wanted, Maidstone Kent
jimnpaula

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PostForum: Swarms and sites - offered and wanted   Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:35 pm   Subject: Hive available/swarm wanted, Maidstone Kent

Maybe you could suggest it to the committee?

Do they not take splits off the club apiary too?

I will do that. Unfortunately I have been unable to get to many of the meetings so I don't know a ...
  Topic: Hive available/swarm wanted, Maidstone Kent
jimnpaula

Replies: 7
Views: 1016

PostForum: Swarms and sites - offered and wanted   Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:07 pm   Subject: Hive available/swarm wanted, Maidstone Kent
Yeah, but I haven't heard anything except BBQ/shows/next meeting etc! Can't have made it onto the right persons list this year...
  Topic: Hive available/swarm wanted, Maidstone Kent
jimnpaula

Replies: 7
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PostForum: Swarms and sites - offered and wanted   Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:42 pm   Subject: Hive available/swarm wanted, Maidstone Kent
bumping, as still bee-less
  Topic: Swarm wanted - Cannock area
jimnpaula

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PostForum: Swarms and sites - offered and wanted   Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:41 pm   Subject: Swarm wanted - Cannock area
You're not the only one - I'll be bumping my post up shortly too!

Paula
  Topic: Hive available/swarm wanted, Maidstone Kent
jimnpaula

Replies: 7
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PostForum: Swarms and sites - offered and wanted   Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 8:54 am   Subject: Hive available/swarm wanted, Maidstone Kent
Now I have been on a beekeeping course and feel more confident I am looking for bees to go into my foundationless national.
I am baiting my hive but if anyone catches a swarm or is intending a spli ...
  Topic: Looking for Kent people/mentor
jimnpaula

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 9:08 pm   Subject: Looking for Kent people/mentor
Thanks Nick, have pm'd you.

Paula
  Topic: Looking for Kent people/mentor
jimnpaula

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:42 pm   Subject: Looking for Kent people/mentor
Hiya,

I'm looking to make contact with people in Kent to help me in my natural beekeeping quest. I currently have a national hive which I plan to run foundationless, but no bees as yet. I joined ...
 
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