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  Topic: Frame Space
Bees Knees

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:00 pm   Subject: Frame Space
They have had 6ltr of 1.1 so far. Im just a bit worrid about building them up for winter as I got the nuc late as a result of the bad weather. They have a lot of work to do to get the frames drawn out ...
  Topic: Frame Space
Bees Knees

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Views: 14532

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:20 pm   Subject: Frame Space
yes Mine are self spaceing but the nuc ones have plastic space so I dont think they meet right. Thanx Ill mesure the distance and keep them apart with a makeshift spacer for now until they are all out
  Topic: Frame Space
Bees Knees

Replies: 17
Views: 14532

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:30 pm   Subject: Reply to Barbara Site Admin
Im totally new to beekeeping and altough I would like to build my own hive I just dont have the tools or know how yet but if you would be willing you could show me how. I could get free wood and I nee ...
  Topic: Frame Space
Bees Knees

Replies: 17
Views: 14532

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:18 pm   Subject: Frame Space
[quote="AndyC"]If you mix self-spacing frames with any other frames you will likely get incorrect spacing between them.

You can do it no problems as I have done but need to space em out s ...
  Topic: Frame Space
Bees Knees

Replies: 17
Views: 14532

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:11 pm   Subject: Frame Space
I have a pic of my problem but cant post on this site. The top bar on my nuc frames are thiner than my frames I got with my hive. I put a bigger space inbertween the nuc frames and new hive frames yes ...
  Topic: Frame Space
Bees Knees

Replies: 17
Views: 14532

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:02 am   Subject: Frame Space
Hi yes I will take some pics and post tomorrow. My hive is a british standard but with a brood box of 12 x 14 not the standard size brood box it is bigger, also by bees seem to think the spaceing is n ...
  Topic: Is there such a thing as a calm honeybee type
Bees Knees

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:11 pm   Subject: Is there such a thing as a calm honeybee type
I have just started bee keeping and Im a total novice but I just got a nuc and there buckfast, Im totally amazed that they are so calm. I can go inside and handle all the frames without smoke and not ...
  Topic: Frame Space
Bees Knees

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:51 pm   Subject: Frame Space
Hi everyone I have a question, so about a week ago I picked up a 5 frame nuc from a local place and a day later installed it into my 14 x 12 hive body, My nuc was the standard size and I was going to ...
  Topic: Should I Take My Hive Back Inside?
Bees Knees

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri May 13, 2016 6:24 pm   Subject: Should I Take My Hive Back Inside?
Hi everyone recently I put my new empty hive outside so everything is in place for when my nuc is ready and in the good weather I have noticed scout bees visiting my hive. I have wax foundation on the ...
  Topic: Where do I get the best tempered black bees
Bees Knees

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:13 pm   Subject: Where do I get the best tempered black bees
Could you also add "UK" to your location in your profile, assuming you are from the UK. This is a very international forum and could well be a Chesterfield in other countries.[/quote]

Yes ...
  Topic: Where do I get the best tempered black bees
Bees Knees

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:01 pm   Subject: Where do I get the best tempered black bees
Thanx Do you have any experience in trapping bees? I know we do have plenty of bee hives around me because last year and the year before we had bees swam on our street and the hole street was crawling ...
  Topic: Where do I get the best tempered black bees
Bees Knees

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:42 pm   Subject: Re: Where do I get the best tempered black bees
Nothing to do with crossings. Black bees do have a hot temper by themself

Yes I've also seen articles that say that but I came across one that said genetics have a lot to do with it and some black ...
  Topic: Where do I get the best tempered black bees
Bees Knees

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:15 pm   Subject: Where do I get the best tempered black bees
Hello people I'm new to keeping bees and I'm thinking about starting up next year. After reading quite a lot of articles about the black bee Id like to get them, as there the best suited to our climat ...
 
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