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  Topic: British Black Bee project
obcarskas

Replies: 145
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PostForum: British Black Bee Project   Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:44 pm   Subject: British Black Bee project
THEY CAME IN FROM THE WILD ! a swarm of blackies ! and they are next to EVE bees as they are the ORIGINAL WELSH BEES that managed to survive varoe, the uk weather etc etc withotu sugar feeds until hum ...
  Topic: Weekend 26 july 2015 Wales Beekeeping Course
obcarskas

Replies: 4
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PostForum: Balanced Beekeeping events and training   Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:46 pm   Subject: Weekend 26 july 2015 Wales Beekeeping Course
oh my oh my ! i have just emailed my friends etc in exceitment ! i AN NOW OFFICIALLY A GUARD BEE !

I TOO AM A GUARDIAN NOW ! it is official ! excuse my excitemenbt i have had A PROMOTION ! jaja ! t ...
  Topic: Weekend 26 july 2015 Wales Beekeeping Course
obcarskas

Replies: 4
Views: 5739

PostForum: Balanced Beekeeping events and training   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:49 am   Subject: Weekend 26 july 2015 Wales Beekeeping Course
Video 7 ? 7th Heaven ! Happy Bottoms Up Bees !
https://youtu.be/L4PdQ9AJiwM
Wales Bee Center Hive Inspections 7 SEE THE FEEDING FRENZY HAPPY BOTTOMS UP BEES at the end of video on getting FOOD in ...
  Topic: Weekend 26 july 2015 Wales Beekeeping Course
obcarskas

Replies: 4
Views: 5739

PostForum: Balanced Beekeeping events and training   Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:19 am   Subject: Weekend 26 july 2015 Wales Beekeeping Course
now not using TOP BAR NATURAL hives i agree and i do not like AT ALL National Hives...accidents wating to happen for me..unstable leaky sliding shoe boxes that are risky even to DOGS to knock over and ...
  Topic: New petition direct to Government
obcarskas

Replies: 10
Views: 9825

PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:36 am   Subject: New petition direct to Government
i too signed quite a few and emailed local politicians...i have to add...not being a frequent emailer of politicians only a few this year after decades of none...i emailed them on the subject here of ...
  Topic: home videos of bumblebees and queenless colony of honeybees
obcarskas

Replies: 0
Views: 2117

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:30 pm   Subject: home videos of bumblebees and queenless colony of honeybees
cannot see what i posted...will try again...the bumble bees of 2015 spring and late summer videos showing HUGE numbers in Pulford Cheshire in our front gardens. interesting to me is there are NO honey ...
  Topic: New petition direct to Government
obcarskas

Replies: 10
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PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:12 pm   Subject: New petition direct to Government
signed. there are a few petitions around. i signed this one also. https://speakout.38degrees.org.uk/campaigns/bees-emergency-petition

and...there is no forum thread on the general uk beek keeping f ...
  Topic: Weekend 26 july 2015 Wales Beekeeping Course
obcarskas

Replies: 4
Views: 5739

PostForum: Balanced Beekeeping events and training   Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:48 am   Subject: Weekend 26 july 2015 Wales Beekeeping Course
It was a very good excellent 2 days intensive course with experience of inspecting hives included for a long period of time, seeing varoe mites in eggs even...queens...honey frames brood frames and ma ...
  Topic: Weekend 26 july 2015 Wales Beekeeping Course
obcarskas

Replies: 4
Views: 5739

PostForum: Balanced Beekeeping events and training   Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:46 am   Subject: Weekend 26 july 2015 Wales Beekeeping Course
I am on it !

Dear Beginner beekeepers,
Many thanks for booking onto our Introduction to Beekeeping Course, and apologies to those who have been waiting for this information. If you have booked m ...
  Topic: British Black Bee project
obcarskas

Replies: 145
Views: 166050

PostForum: British Black Bee Project   Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:56 pm   Subject: British Black Bee project
um ja no smoker i forgot about the smoker....now i have to admit, of course one knows that one needs a lever metal to separate frames, a smoker to drowsey the bees...but in the heat of the moment thin ...
  Topic: British Black Bee project
obcarskas

Replies: 145
Views: 166050

PostForum: British Black Bee Project   Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:16 am   Subject: British Black Bee project
after installing the last mini colony of blackies nto a Dadant hive, I returned the day after to finish the snug adjustments for them, having left all pieces of the shoebox design national hive strewn ...
  Topic: Neonic ban
obcarskas

Replies: 8
Views: 6926

PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 1:18 pm   Subject: Neonic ban
jaja ! pleased to read about it here ! was so head down into moving national hives slip sliding away with bees in them lately i havent seen the deadlines for these environement issues !

just last n ...
  Topic: Neonic ban
obcarskas

Replies: 8
Views: 6926

PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:14 pm   Subject: Neonic ban
got an automated reply from this mp that said if to do with her environment issues then emaail is defra.helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk
  Topic: Neonic ban
obcarskas

Replies: 8
Views: 6926

PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:49 am   Subject: Neonic ban
liz truss...google her..FOUND ! online form

http://www.elizabethtruss.com/contact

I wrote...

Dear Ms Truss,

Please ban pesticides etc that do longterm damage to our health NICOTINOIDS or w ...
  Topic: Neonic ban
obcarskas

Replies: 8
Views: 6926

PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:28 am   Subject: Neonic ban
am sure i signed recently...all this TWEET talk is no use to those not on TWITTER i am on facebook and that is work enough don't use twitter myself or linked in fed up with all those accounts password ...
  Topic: Views on the place of Tradtional and Top Bar hives
obcarskas

Replies: 0
Views: 4820

PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:48 am   Subject: Views on the place of Tradtional and Top Bar hives
I share my recent experience and views on National, Dadant and Top Bar hives for the future that I sent to Thorne of the UK who make many.

Now Dear Sir, MAdam, BORE DA, Hello to you all I hope you ...
  Topic: British Black Bee project
obcarskas

Replies: 145
Views: 166050

PostForum: British Black Bee Project   Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:47 am   Subject: British Black Bee project
oh just one relevant comment and view ref temparament of the black bees, i got stung by one on collection of the nuc up my nostril...and then a few stings on the wrists another time...and in both case ...
  Topic: British Black Bee project
obcarskas

Replies: 145
Views: 166050

PostForum: British Black Bee Project   Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:31 am   Subject: British Black Bee project
thank you for these comments, very useful.

I agree i felt the bees did not like me and yes i should have done more time standing near the hive before going in there

and i was clumsy with the boa ...
  Topic: British Black Bee project
obcarskas

Replies: 145
Views: 166050

PostForum: British Black Bee Project   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:58 pm   Subject: British Black Bee project
Not found wood or built a top bar hive yet but...out of the blue i managed to get some Black Bees in Wales ! and just transfered one nuc into a Dadant hive...slideshow of Bee Inspector visit looking a ...
  Topic: British Black Bee project
obcarskas

Replies: 145
Views: 166050

PostForum: British Black Bee Project   Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:22 pm   Subject: British Black Bee project
i have some news re temparament of welsh black bees as of yesterday at flintshire bee keepers meeting, one of their members has some up far in the hills and those having met them said VERY DOCILE !
...
  Topic: British Black Bee project
obcarskas

Replies: 145
Views: 166050

PostForum: British Black Bee Project   Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:07 pm   Subject: British Black Bee project
oh good oh blackies in yorkshire too. noticed that article said the queen cross mated her blackies lol

now couldnt find any for sale even on the yorkie bee keeper site...searched on man name on go ...
  Topic: British Black Bee project
obcarskas

Replies: 145
Views: 166050

PostForum: British Black Bee Project   Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:34 am   Subject: British Black Bee project
aha so the threat to the black uk bee was and is principally the wood mite thing from isle of wight ! so so...no cure for that except then natural selection via the most resistant to survive it...gues ...
  Topic: emails to local councillors for support against pesticides
obcarskas

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PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:40 pm   Subject: emails to local councillors for support against pesticides
I also replied to the local MP survey letter received that listed ENVIRONMENT as one of his TOP 5 PRIORITIES ...asking him to confirm what the UK is doing to stop dumping our time consuming household ...
  Topic: emails to local councillors for support against pesticides
obcarskas

Replies: 1
Views: 3173

PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:33 pm   Subject: emails to local councillors for support against pesticides
sent this by email to local councillors.

Dear All, I noticed recently a sign stating spraying had taken place on the stated land and advice to avoid walking there for a few days.

A local dogwal ...
  Topic: British Black Bee project
obcarskas

Replies: 145
Views: 166050

PostForum: British Black Bee Project   Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:05 pm   Subject: British Black Bee project
welsh black bee back from brink of extinction ! docile ! hardy winterers ! less food greedy !

now dont know if this is same as the cornish black bee but trying to understand WHY these native to uk ...
  Topic: British Black Bee project
obcarskas

Replies: 145
Views: 166050

PostForum: British Black Bee Project   Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:19 am   Subject: British Black Bee project
AFB meanign american foul brood..well not knowing if it is foul brood or not let alone which nationality I dont know.

and where is it ? see only european foul brood info just mentioned searching... ...
  Topic: British Black Bee project
obcarskas

Replies: 145
Views: 166050

PostForum: British Black Bee Project   Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:48 am   Subject: British Black Bee project
oh ! well will see if still around when i get there. wouldnt know. didnt see any disease testing kits on sale anywhere. shaking into other hives i read if the case.
http://beekeepers.amazingbees.com ...
  Topic: British Black Bee project
obcarskas

Replies: 145
Views: 166050

PostForum: British Black Bee Project   Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:42 am   Subject: British Black Bee project
right so you bought them. now having found only half a dozen websites that offer bees for sale at all in the uk, nothing on the welsh or brtish bee association websites about selling bees only asking ...
  Topic: UK best reputable place to buy bees
obcarskas

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:13 am   Subject: UK best reputable place to buy bees
well bees seem like gold dust in uk ! found a site in scotland saying orders months in advance

such is the state of bees hey ! far easier to buy pedigree dogs a gogo than bees !

http://www.honey ...
  Topic: British Black Bee project
obcarskas

Replies: 145
Views: 166050

PostForum: British Black Bee Project   Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:55 am   Subject: British Black Bee project
hello powys bee keeper, did you bait your bees in ? or buy them ?
 
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