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Free Swarms To Ethically Minded BK's

 
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John R
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Joined: 16 May 2014
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Location: Powys, Wales

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 9:29 pm    Post subject: Free Swarms To Ethically Minded BK's Reply with quote

I help ethically minded BK's and the bees by providing free swarms to like minded people, those that use TBH's or non-conventional hives too. The deal is that you put the bees first, no killing queens, taking honey to replace with sugar, using chemicals, making money from bee exploitation, etc.

Although I live in mid-wales I travel a lot for work around the country, so can get to many places with my bee donations. If you are like minded, then please message me to show interest and I will get back to you. Last year I had over 20 swarms and those that hung around meant that I managed to rehome 10 colonies to other ethical BK's, and hope to do the same this year to see the bee colonies increase.

John
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BBC
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Joined: 11 Jul 2012
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Location: Bicker, Lincolnshire, UK

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 8:26 am    Post subject: Re: Free Swarms To Ethically Minded BK's Reply with quote

John R wrote:
Although I live in mid-wales I travel a lot for work around the country, so can get to many places with my bee donations.


You don't subscribe to the concept of 'Local Bees ' then ?
LJ
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John R
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Location: Powys, Wales

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 8:53 am    Post subject: Re: Free Swarms To Ethically Minded BK's Reply with quote

BBC wrote:
John R wrote:
Although I live in mid-wales I travel a lot for work around the country, so can get to many places with my bee donations.


You don't subscribe to the concept of 'Local Bees ' then ?
LJ


In a world of declining bee populations, I do my best to encourage more people to take bees for free and treat them ethically, versus buying them online and shipping at both human and bee cost, If the world had lots of bees, so numerous that we didn't need to move them at all, it would be a wonderful thing, maybe like the old days. If I could get more people locally to take them that too would be great and a lot less stress and worry for me in terms of what I do and the balance of too many swarms and the work that this entails. But you make a perfectly valid point and I am doing my best to raise the profile of what I do locally, such as giving a presentation to Welsh Wildlife Trusts that are meeting next week in Mid-wales.
If you are able to also help to spread the word then that would be great..?
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