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No new posts Bee products, recipes, bee plants and apitherapy Apitherapy Book Charles Mraz Healt and the honeybee
marcelobarrios 0 42 Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:21 pm
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No new posts Swarms and sites - offered and wanted New homes available for a swarm West Norfolk
wendyb 0 46 Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:55 pm
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Patrick Thomas 0 120 Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:56 pm
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No new posts Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases Varroa Detection - data collection
Kirtsim 0 164 Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:28 am
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Removal from old abandoned house (two queens)
Patrick Thomas 0 373 Tue May 15, 2018 10:42 pm
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No new posts Bright ideas, experiments and projects Cast-In-Position Starter Strips
BBC 0 708 Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:00 am
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No new posts Balanced Beekeeping events and training conference 'learning from the bees' in the Netherlands
Adriaan 0 1066 Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:50 am
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Added super and checkerboarded this gorgeous hive
Patrick Thomas 0 1542 Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:06 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Delivered newly-built hive to friend (video)
Patrick Thomas 0 5518 Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:38 am
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Delivered a top bar nuc today (video)
Patrick Thomas 0 8213 Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:26 pm
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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives Baiting a full size hive
Rusty Strings 0 11599 Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:18 am
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No new posts Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland List of every beekeeping association in the UK
Turbulence 0 4958 Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:46 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media "Looks Like Chaos, But It's Under Control" (Remova
Patrick Thomas 0 5648 Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:51 pm
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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives Couple of Questions about Processing Honey
Labow 0 5767 Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:54 pm
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No new posts Photo gallery Adopted unwanted colony.
BuffBum 0 4407 Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:58 pm
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No new posts Balanced Beekeeping events and training 1st Treatment free conference in a German speaking country
Norbert Dorn 0 5569 Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:42 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Set up my 2nd aquarium observation hive - top bar style
Patrick Thomas 0 5655 Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:50 am
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AndyC 0 4869 Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:48 am
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No new posts Balanced Beekeeping events and training Volunteer position in Madagascar
biobee 0 5495 Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:04 am
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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives How do you Treat your HTBH with Mite Away Quick Strips
Labow 0 5857 Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:30 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Brought home bees in a trash can
Patrick Thomas 0 5285 Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:32 pm
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No new posts Balanced Beekeeping events and training BEE- CRAFT FAIR
lancashirebeekeeper 0 4820 Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:34 pm
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No new posts Balanced Beekeeping events and training Late season luxury beekeeping break in the midlands...
biobee 0 4804 Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:51 am
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No new posts Bright ideas, experiments and projects 'Making Increase' without Splits.
BBC 0 3462 Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:00 pm
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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives Cathedral top bar hive August update
beegraham 0 5244 Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:23 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Top bar hives in The Guardian with Alys Fowler
biobee 0 5259 Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:50 am
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No new posts Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland Help needed in Glastonbury
Melcbee 0 4119 Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:56 pm
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No new posts URGENT Help needed now! Little white larve
CitricWeevil420 0 3129 Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:01 pm
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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives My TopBarHive in Devon UK
beegraham 0 5109 Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:27 am
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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives En-block handling of top bars
beegraham 0 5227 Tue May 23, 2017 6:29 pm
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No new posts Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases Beevital Hive clean substitution
jetam 0 2811 Fri May 19, 2017 10:22 am
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Facinating documentary about "mad" honey
stevecook172001 0 4887 Wed May 10, 2017 10:03 pm
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No new posts Beginners start here Dead drones
Cosmicwillow 0 3109 Mon May 01, 2017 4:58 pm
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No new posts Local Groups and Mentors, USA and CA Looking for Cincinnati/Southern Ohio/N. Kentucky Mentor
artiesbees 0 3466 Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:09 am
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No new posts Swarms and sites - offered and wanted Colony and top bar hive available for free
Brijay 0 2646 Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:12 pm
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No new posts Photo gallery TBH Sneaks in?
AndyC 0 3689 Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:02 pm
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No new posts Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases How to save the frame from the wax moth
Ukrainian beekeeper 0 2859 Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:17 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media My new channel about beekeeping
Ukrainian beekeeper 0 5445 Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:46 pm
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No new posts Bright ideas, experiments and projects Our experience in preventing swarming
Ukrainian beekeeper 0 2882 Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:43 pm
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No new posts Swarms and sites - offered and wanted Site offer in Mid Devon
downfarm 0 2706 Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:45 pm
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No new posts Swarms and sites - offered and wanted Swarms offered North East England
Barbara 0 2657 Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:18 pm
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No new posts Beginners start here starting hygienic
sstork 0 3435 Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:32 pm
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No new posts Balanced Beekeeping events and training Day of the Bee, Bruton, Somerset, April 22
biobee 0 4507 Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:32 pm
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No new posts Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland Lyme Bay New Group meeting 7th March
rendauphin 0 3980 Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:07 pm
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No new posts Balanced Beekeeping events and training Tree and log hive beekeeping in Norway
happybee 0 4552 Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:45 am
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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives Wind proofing
AndyC 0 4925 Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:53 am
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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives Alternative to hinges on top bar lid.
AndyC 0 5021 Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:23 pm
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No new posts Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning Ex-BBKA President reverses his position on pesticides
biobee 0 2898 Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:53 am
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No new posts URGENT Help needed now! Queen wanted or free, friendly bees available!
Henryderek 0 2974 Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:50 am
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No new posts Swarms and sites - offered and wanted land owner agreement
Thebigflyin 0 2927 Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:30 am
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