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  Topic: Prime swarm not left yet? Is Taranov split posible
Lizbee

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:39 am   Subject: Entrance activity over the last few months
Here's the videos of their activity build up at the hive entrance over the last few months.
As I say I'm not sure about doing a Taranov split now because of the uncertainty of my information and th ...
  Topic: Prime swarm not left yet? Is Taranov split posible
Lizbee

Replies: 4
Views: 4676

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:56 am   Subject: Videos
Edit My daughter has helped me find the correct URL's see below. Thank ypou for your patience Smile

Hi, Dave & Barbara

I have altered my YouTube settings so hopefully the vidio's will play now. ...
  Topic: Prime swarm not left yet? Is Taranov split posible
Lizbee

Replies: 4
Views: 4676

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:51 pm   Subject: Prime swarm not left yet? Is Taranov split posible
Hi, I have had a discussion with my natural bee keeping friend and were not sure if they have swarmed at all this year, have uploaded videos to help with any suggestions you may have. The current pla ...
  Topic: Living in a bee house
Lizbee

Replies: 381
Views: 594529

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:48 am   Subject: Living in a bee house
Wow Bernhart

Those combs, bees, grubs... They are beautiful, they look so healthy. Was there something particular you were pointing out on the combs?

I am going to get myself some better glasse ...
  Topic: Wasps robbing - drastic action? Or let the colony go?
Lizbee

Replies: 11
Views: 14489

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:22 pm   Subject: Thanks for the update
Hi Sam
Glad to hear your bees are improving. They are pretty resilient; they just need a little help at times.
I have had a Waspinator and it did seem to work. Sadly it does not work on Blackbird ...
  Topic: British Black Bee project
Lizbee

Replies: 146
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PostForum: British Black Bee Project   Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 5:12 pm   Subject: North Yorks black bees
Hi

There are black bees that withstood the Isle of White's disease living in Stathes on the North Yorkshire Moors. I visited one of their apiaries a few years ago when I was a member of BKA Tees B ...
  Topic: Colony very small; is it too late to combine?
Lizbee

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Views: 14905

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:19 pm   Subject: Hi
Hi Laurieston

Don't know if I can help, I do not have much experience myself.

I am confused about the new brood unless they are all drone in which case you may have a laying worker. If you ha ...
  Topic: My distractions...
Lizbee

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Views: 20538

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:07 pm   Subject: Shavings
Hi Wiley Hunter

Hive looks great Smile

Regarding the new floor, I have found that the shavings are cut up and removed by the bees so have heard wood chips are better once they have been left to st ...
  Topic: Living in a bee house
Lizbee

Replies: 381
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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:15 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
Lovely pictures Smile

My bees are bringing in gray, bright orange and purple pollen, still lost around in North East England.

Hope to harvest a frame or two but they have not capped the honey yet ...
  Topic: Living in a bee house
Lizbee

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:58 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
Wow how many hives do you have now Bernhard?

In North East England the highest temperature near the coast has been 12C up to now.
I have just got my bees through winter, they were bringing in lots ...
 
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Conserving wild bees

Research suggests that bumble bee boxes have a very low success rate in actually attracting bees into them. We find that if you create an environment where first of all you can attract mice inside, such as a pile of stones, a drystone wall, paving slabs with intentionally made cavities underneath, this will increase the success rate.

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