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  Topic: Natural beekeeping group NW London
narustin

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:47 am   Subject: TBH's in NW London
I know that some of the posts are quite old so do not know if those are still active. I live in Mill Hill and have 4 TBH's in my garden. If anyone is in the locality and has TBH's I would really like ...
  Topic: Splitting the colony about to swarm
narustin

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:21 am   Subject: Splitting the colony about to swarm
I have been mulling over the best way to split the colony of No1 hive. According to Phils book he takes the queen and accompanying brood, plus some combs with honey and nectar, either side of the quee ...
  Topic: Varroa treatment with MAQS
narustin

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Thu May 12, 2016 1:15 pm   Subject: Varroa
What do you do to treat varroa?
  Topic: Varroa treatment with MAQS
narustin

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Wed May 11, 2016 9:49 am   Subject: Varroa treatment with MAQS
Has anyone used MAQS to treat varroa infestation in Top Bar hives? If so how?
  Topic: Natural beekeeping group NW London
narustin

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:25 pm   Subject: Natural beekeeping group NW London
Is there anyone in NW London, Mill Hill, Hendon, Finchley, Burnt Oak who has or is interested in TBH's and wants to form a group?
 
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