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  Topic: 10 bar Top Bar Nuc from old Estate Agents boards
shearno

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:31 pm   Subject: 10 bar Top Bar Nuc from old Estate Agents boards
Yes it would make a good swarm trap and easy to make quite a few.

I have now changed the settings for the YouTube video so now should view ok, thanks
  Topic: 10 bar Top Bar Nuc from old Estate Agents boards
shearno

Replies: 4
Views: 4332

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:41 pm   Subject: 10 bar Top Bar Nuc from old Estate Agents boards
I have made a 10 bar Top Bar Nuc using discarded Estate Agent boards. It was very quick to make and could be useful in various ways such as a temporary nucleus hive, a box to shake a swarm into, a bai ...
  Topic: New petition direct to Government
shearno

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PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:38 am   Subject: New petition direct to Government
I Have signed the petition and contacted my local MP. This needs 100,000 signatures for it to be debated in parliament, please support.
  Topic: Swarm wanted
shearno

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Swarms and sites - offered and wanted   Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 4:27 pm   Subject: Swarm wanted
Its a credit to this website/forum that I now have my swarm. Thanks Dexter's Shed for the advice and thanks to Smorning for the swarm and sharing his experience. There is now another top bar hive nat ...
  Topic: Swarm wanted
shearno

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PostForum: Swarms and sites - offered and wanted   Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:24 am   Subject: Swarm wanted
Swarm wanted, I have a top bar hive ready and waiting which I built last summer.

http://s1324.photobucket.com/user/brucebanners/library/htbh

I am based in surrey and will collect ASAP
  Topic: lemon grass
shearno

Replies: 6
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PostForum: Bee products, recipes, bee plants and apitherapy   Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:05 am   Subject: lemon grass
I watched a programme on BBC2 called Super Senses: The secret Power of Animals, last Tuesday.
On it they had a synthetic Queen Bee pheromone, where they attracted a swarm of bees in to a clear Perspe ...
  Topic: My HTBH
shearno

Replies: 4
Views: 8103

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:55 am   Subject: My HTBH
Thanks Barbara for the kind comments, the change to the entrances should be easy enough I can just turn it round and as you say add two more holes one end.
This has thrown me a bit as I had envisage ...
  Topic: lemon grass
shearno

Replies: 6
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PostForum: Bee products, recipes, bee plants and apitherapy   Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:33 pm   Subject: lemon grass
Thanks Barbara, just the advice I was looking for, I'll do exactly that.

Dave, I say Surrey because that's my postal address, actually Wallington so more South London. I know Frimley lovely country ...
  Topic: My HTBH
shearno

Replies: 4
Views: 8103

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:44 am   Subject: My HTBH
Hi All

Just finished my TBH based on Phil Chandlers plans, I have built this on a tight budget using reclaimed timber, some plywood I found and some timber on freecycle. The only purchases were the ...
  Topic: lemon grass
shearno

Replies: 6
Views: 8403

PostForum: Bee products, recipes, bee plants and apitherapy   Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:36 am   Subject: lemon grass
I am building some bait hives over winter, in the hope of attracting a swarm early next spring. How much lemon grass oil do i add and where is it best to place it? I added some to my newly completed T ...
  Topic: query regarding hive dimensions
shearno

Replies: 8
Views: 9416

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:27 am   Subject: query regarding hive dimensions
Thanks for all the information, my TBH is now built will post some photos in the photo section

Regards
Shearno
  Topic: query regarding hive dimensions
shearno

Replies: 8
Views: 9416

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:01 pm   Subject: query regarding hive dimensions
Oh I see, so the follower boards are 280 also?
  Topic: query regarding hive dimensions
shearno

Replies: 8
Views: 9416

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:37 am   Subject: query regarding hive dimensions
Hello all,
This is my first post, I am looking at building a top bar hive. I work in metric and am making the followers and end boards from 300mm deep plywood as Philip Chandler plans, but as a slopi ...
 
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