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  Topic: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
reverend tel

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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 10:02 pm   Subject: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
hi. just wanted to drop by real quick and give a brief update on my Perone hives. of the six populated last year, only two made it through the winter, but they're both doing very well. I've just re-po ...
  Topic: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
reverend tel

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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:58 am   Subject: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
it was another warm afternoon with more bearding. it's a considerably bushier beard today than my previous photograph. as it is not considerably warmer (a bit cooler, in fact), I can only assume that ...
  Topic: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
reverend tel

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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:44 pm   Subject: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
just noticed some drones coming and going at the hive in my driveway over the last couple of days. hadn't seen any drones since installing the swarm, though there were a few with the swarm.
  Topic: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
reverend tel

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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:14 pm   Subject: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Fuzzy Bear, do you have any photographs showing the design of your window that you would be willing to share?
  Topic: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
reverend tel

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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:43 pm   Subject: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
here's a look at the colony that built from the bottom up. I think this was taken a little over a month ago.

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/1017458_383627515081745_1021665027_n.jpg

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  Topic: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
reverend tel

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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:59 am   Subject: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
No worries Reverend Tel feel free to get stuck into the thread.

in that case, here's a photo I took late this afternoon. it was fairly warm here today.

http://pikkufarm.org/pictures/perone%20bea ...
  Topic: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
reverend tel

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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:40 pm   Subject: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
It is a very lovely part of the world

best place on Earth.

We could do with you keeping us posted on this forum. Have you been following the Perone developments on this forum or elsewhere?

I' ...
  Topic: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
reverend tel

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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:28 pm   Subject: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive

I was hoping a few other people who had managed to start Perones this year would be starting update threads themselves, while we sit and twiddle our thumbs, but as yet no one has posted.
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