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Looking for a TBH mentor in London (area)

 
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luk_lak
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Joined: 06 Dec 2013
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Location: Isle of Dogs, London, UK

PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:20 pm    Post subject: Looking for a TBH mentor in London (area) Reply with quote

Is there a beekeeper (ideally TBH or Warre) in London who would consider a free pair of hands to help you with bees this (or next) season? Or maybe there is a London TBH beekeepers group?

I could travel within M25 as long as there is reasonably public transport connection. Ideally on the weekends as I work full time.

I have an empty HTBH in my backyard, hopefully to be populated next spring with a local swarm. Right now I'm reading like crazy but nothing replaces hands on experience.

I'm planning to be as natural as possible: treatment free, harvesting only excess honey, mostly use them to pollinate my garden and enjoy their company.
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hannah donovan
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Joined: 01 Apr 2015
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Location: London, UK

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 3:20 pm    Post subject: i am in london se3 Reply with quote

Very Happy hello
I AM IN SOUTH LONDON SE3, I WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU, WE HAVE JUST A FEW DAYS AGO GOT A COLONY AND PUT IN A MAKESHIFT TOP BAR, HUBBY IS MAKING A FUL SCALE ONE AS I SPEAK (BLESS HIM, HES NAKERED) AND WE ARE LEARNING TOO...OUR GIRLS ARE VERY PASSIVE AND LOVELY, NO NEED FOR A SUIT..WELL YU CAN IF YOU FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE ABOUT IT, BUT THEY REALLY DONT BOTHER YOU AT ALL..
MY GARDEN IS A BUILDING SITE AS LOTS OF WORK TO CHANGE IT GOING ON.. WE KIND OF HAD TO HURRY WITH THE BEEHIVE AS WE WERE OFERED A SWARM FROM A BEEKEEPERS OWN STOCK, SO KNEW IT HAD NO DISEASE AND KNOW THE W=QUEEN IS JUST A YEAR OLD AND PROLIFIC LAYER..

ANYWAY POINT IS IF YOU WANT TO POP OVER WHEN THE NEW HIVE IS READY YOU ARE MOST WELCOME, AS I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO ESTABLISH A ONDON GROUP FOR TOP BAR HIVE OWNERS..

GOOD LUCK HUN, ITS AN AMAZING JOURNEY..
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hannah donovan
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Location: London, UK

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 3:25 pm    Post subject: HERE FOR SUPPORT Reply with quote

FORGOT TO SAY , NEW AT THIS, GETTING ALL THE ADVICE FROM FORUMS, AND FACEBOOK GROUPS, AND MEETING PEOPLE.. SO WOULDNT REALLY BE MENTOR, JUST SUPPORT FOR EACH OTHER,IN THE FACINATING AND WONDERFUL JOURNEY AS BEE 'CARERS' Smile
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Dexter's shed
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Location: Grays, Essex, UK

PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

were not deaf, no need to shout Very Happy
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hannah donovan
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 10:21 am    Post subject: not shhouting faulty keyboard Reply with quote

here i go again.. i am so tired of this silly notion that caps means your shouting, my hubby writes all the time in capitols ... he has never written in small letters he cant do it... and does writting in red pen alwaysmean its rude? no .... cap lock is just cap lock, the content of what you write is what matters... now i have a fualty eboard that sticks on cap lock sometimes on and off.... i cant afford a new keyboard as some have sugested as i am on a very very lownw income.. and i have a laptop that does its job adequately..it is just peple silly notions about cap lock and i get this when i join any new group on facebook or chat or discussion groups they all do the same, and i wish i dint have to constantly explain... if people just read what i write then they wouldnt say something like stop shouting... becuaswe its obviusly not an angry post... anyway hope this clears it up..
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luk_lak
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Location: Isle of Dogs, London, UK

PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hannah,

Unfortunately you have to accept that some people can interpret is as urgent/shouting/complain/rude. This is a custom of the written word on the Internet.

I personally don't care and I remember you've explained it a bit earlier.

Now I also have a TBH with bees (at least they were there this morning). If you're in E3 that is close to me on E14. I can maybe pop in one day and we can chat and share our "non-experience" Smile PM me if interested.
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Dexter's shed
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it was a bit of tongue in cheek humour hannah, obviously lost in translation
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hannah donovan
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 5:31 pm    Post subject: dexters reply Reply with quote

SORRY HUN, YES A LITTLE BIT, becuase i have to CONstantly explain myself.. and its a bt tiring sometimes, but sorry heres a smie for you just to let you know no personal offence tken Very Happy
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hannah donovan
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 5:43 pm    Post subject: Luk Lak reply Reply with quote

im not in e3 hun, im in se3 oher side of river... wheres e3 it might be reachable by bus..
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