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  Topic: Just finished building this bee mansion
newwoman

Replies: 11
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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:33 pm   Subject: Just finished building this bee mansion
Beautiful
Can see now why the lady wanted all of hives including the roofs in white
Pat
  Topic: Beekeeping in urban/industrial areas of Wales-for ITV Cymru
newwoman

Replies: 0
Views: 8269

PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:14 am   Subject: Beekeeping in urban/industrial areas of Wales-for ITV Cymru
I was sent this email from my local BKA so if you are interested please get in touch with the News Trainee below

Pat




Anyone interested in helping this News Trainee? Please read bottom mes ...
  Topic: swarm list for Flintshire and Denbigh Beekeepers Association
newwoman

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Views: 6878

PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:40 am   Subject: swarm list for Flintshire and Denbigh Beekeepers Association
Just received an email from F and D BKA secretary

This year I am compiling lists of people that:-
Would like to be swarm catchers, letting the North Wales police know which area you could cover a ...
  Topic: Who on biobees is treatment-free?
newwoman

Replies: 134
Views: 163523

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:59 pm   Subject: Who on biobees is treatment-free?
thanks for that Gareth but as you say I understand that tea tree is not good for cats
Pat
  Topic: Who on biobees is treatment-free?
newwoman

Replies: 134
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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:15 am   Subject: Who on biobees is treatment-free?
che-as I said a usable alternative to frontline -I have seven cats , three of whom dislike intensely being fussed/groomed/stroked in any shape of form and so another alternative to Frontline had to be ...
  Topic: Who on biobees is treatment-free?
newwoman

Replies: 134
Views: 163523

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:28 am   Subject: Who on biobees is treatment-free?
Dusko said
Same for those who drop neuro poison Front Line on her dogs to repel Ticks yet no one wants to put it on their own skin
The trouble with this statement in the UK is that nearly all vets p ...
  Topic: New group forming in Teign Valley, Devon
newwoman

Replies: 40
Views: 39700

PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:30 am   Subject: New group forming in Teign Valley, Devon
Sorry to butt in here but could you both wear a small 'bee friendly zone' badge on your jacket or coat-something like this perhaps
http://www.biobees.com/beefriendlyzone/images/BFZ_poster_basic.pdf-p ...
  Topic: UK native plants by postcode
newwoman

Replies: 11
Views: 15513

PostForum: Bee products, recipes, bee plants and apitherapy   Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:10 pm   Subject: UK native plants by postcode
Thankyou Phil-this is very interesting
Much appreciated
Pat
  Topic: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
newwoman

Replies: 228
Views: 383866

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:13 am   Subject: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
Thankyou Che
Pat
  Topic: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
newwoman

Replies: 228
Views: 383866

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:59 am   Subject: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
A very good video Thankyou Bernhard
Just a query from a learner here-do bees also die in the heat when they kill a wasp-I understand they can kill a queen if they wish too but are bees also 'lost' in ...
  Topic: Himalayan balsam not so bad after all!
newwoman

Replies: 47
Views: 61876

PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:43 am   Subject: Himalayan balsam not so bad after all!
We have already eradicated HB from the upper Alyn Valley

And this is how it was done

http://ukbars.defra.gov.uk/archive/uploaded/progress_reports/9459c52cdf914254b360c5478fce3585.pdf

As far ...
  Topic: Himalayan balsam not so bad after all!
newwoman

Replies: 47
Views: 61876

PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:17 am   Subject: Himalayan balsam not so bad after all!
And an update from my local (friendly)wildlife trust officer on this subject
In the early stages or under some conditions other plants can co-exist with HB, but in most cases, especially after a whi ...
  Topic: Himalayan balsam not so bad after all!
newwoman

Replies: 47
Views: 61876

PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:00 pm   Subject: Himalayan balsam not so bad after all!
Further to my post above I then received this email from my local (friendly)wildlife trust

Plants around at this time of year include knapweeds, hawkweeds, buddleia (a less invasive non-native), h ...
  Topic: Himalayan balsam not so bad after all!
newwoman

Replies: 47
Views: 61876

PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:21 pm   Subject: Himalayan balsam not so bad after all!
Well I sent the above to my local wildlife trust and received this reply-SIGH



Himalayan Balsam is an invasive non-native species which dominates riverbanks and other wet areas to the severe det ...
  Topic: Himalayan balsam not so bad after all!
newwoman

Replies: 47
Views: 61876

PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:38 am   Subject: Himalayan balsam not so bad after all!
Think I will send this to our local wildlife organisation which thinks it is great fun to organise balsam bashes every week during the summer
Pat
  Topic: Simple hive-building jig
newwoman

Replies: 27
Views: 50620

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:37 pm   Subject: Simple hive-building jig
Yes they will 'escape/investigate' any gaps so simply make sure that you fill in the space at the top of the hive with top bars -ie keep all the top bars in place in your hive from end to end and they ...
  Topic: Simple hive-building jig
newwoman

Replies: 27
Views: 50620

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:03 pm   Subject: Simple hive-building jig
Don't worry about the gap under the follower board
The bees won't mind -they will have a looksee but will not stay there
Pat
  Topic: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
newwoman

Replies: 228
Views: 383866

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:02 am   Subject: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
Or what about resin used for violins(it is called rosin rather than resin I think and comes mainly from pine trees)-some rosin has things like gold and other metals so you might have to specify no add ...
  Topic: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
newwoman

Replies: 228
Views: 383866

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:11 am   Subject: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
Gosh Bernhard what a marvellous article-it cetainly takes a bit of thinking about

gelee royal for the workers, what is the right word again?
(I think in English you might mean Royal Jelly)

Pat ...
  Topic: Given another swarm
newwoman

Replies: 1
Views: 4330

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:40 am   Subject: Given another swarm
Well done on your second swarm-I understand in a four foot hive it is OK to start two swarms/nucs off in the one hive but I think you are right to consider moving them into their own home as soon as y ...
  Topic: Warré Woodworking
newwoman

Replies: 10
Views: 10274

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:06 pm   Subject: Warré Woodworking
Brilliant-well done-the hive looks good too
Pat Laughing
  Topic: Warré Woodworking
newwoman

Replies: 10
Views: 10274

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:49 pm   Subject: Warré Woodworking
Think it was the way the link was added- it did not all appear green on the posting and so would not click properly-I typed in the URL link rather than copy and paste it -if you hover your mouse over ...
  Topic: Warré Woodworking
newwoman

Replies: 10
Views: 10274

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:06 pm   Subject: Warré Woodworking
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g386/beeophyte/Warre1.jpg
I think this is the photo you are looking for Barbara
Pat Very Happy
 
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