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Chez



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Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 08 11:27 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

You use another lift and put it in the 'attic' you create for them.

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 08 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A lift? Is that similar to an eke?

Chez



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 08 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I don't know what an eke is .

The bit you hang the frames in, anyway (you are a National Person, I think?). Stick an empty one on top of your crown board, and turn the feeder upside down on the hole in the board, then pop your lid over the whole thing.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 08 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

So basically an empty super? An eke is a frame that lifts the lid up a tiny bit.

Chez



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 08 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes, that's it, got there in the end. Sorry - brain melting. 'Lift' is the outside bit on the WBC. Whole terminology thing going on.

Mrs Fiddlesticks



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 08 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

we've got bucket contact feeders and ashford feeders (which are like another super but designed for feeding - can't get thornes picture to copy atm)

Chez



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 08 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We have a couple of ashfords and had an absolute disaster with them - they didn't fit quite exactly (or we didn't fit them exactly) and about a million bees climbed in round the edges and drowned . It was horrible; like a Bee Titanic Disaster.

Mrs Fiddlesticks



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 08 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Chez wrote:
We have a couple of ashfords and had an absolute disaster with them - they didn't fit quite exactly (or we didn't fit them exactly) and about a million bees climbed in round the edges and drowned . It was horrible; like a Bee Titanic Disaster.


oh dear - we had our roof vent mesh go on one hive and drowned a load of wasps once - but they had it coming...

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