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  Topic: DARTINGTON hive
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PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Tue Dec 08, 15 7:44 am   Subject: DARTINGTON hive
Thanks for that.
I ended up getting one from Robin himself but I probably will try to construct a long Langstroth.
  Topic: DARTINGTON hive
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Replies: 2
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PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Mon Aug 31, 15 7:22 am   Subject: DARTINGTON hive
Hello.

Has anybody any plans for a Dartington hive I could borrow/use/buy?
I can't even find Robin's old book with the plans in it anywhere.

Thanks a lot
  Topic: Varroa
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PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Wed Oct 15, 14 4:27 pm   Subject: Varroa
I will oxalic in the winter to mop up.
I'm looking into vaporising which looks much less "upsetting" for the bees than opening up and dousing them with syrup.
  Topic: Varroa
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PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Mon Oct 13, 14 6:05 pm   Subject: Re: Varroa
One of my friends has circulated a warning as he has seen an unexpected rise in the numbers of varroa.

Infestation in large established colonies is very significant this year according to NBU.
Bew ...
  Topic: Bee stings.
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PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Thu Jul 31, 14 8:38 pm   Subject: Bee stings.
Apis mel works for me.
As an aside. There is a link between taking NSAIDS like Ibuprofen and enhanced reactivity to bee stings. The only time I swelled up from wrist to elbow was when I had taken Ibu ...
  Topic: Using beebase
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Replies: 4
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PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Sun May 11, 14 11:07 am   Subject: Using beebase
Hi....I'm Lampeter. Don't go often though I was at the first apiary meeting last week. Lots of queen cells, emerging virgins and a swarmed colony. No beginners there unfortunately....it would have ...
  Topic: Using beebase
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Replies: 4
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PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Sat May 10, 14 2:08 pm   Subject: Using beebase
The only map you will find is one with your location indicated once you register.
Beebase, however, will give you the number of registered apiaries within a 10K radius of yours.
I am in Ceredigion t ...
  Topic: Layers' feed
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Replies: 3
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PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Mon Sep 23, 13 11:25 am   Subject: Layers' feed
Hi there.
Has anybody a recipe for homemade layer's feed?
Lots of american sites on google but the ingredients are mind boggling.
My chooks free range and get table scraps.
They get Garvo which th ...
  Topic: Is this my queen?
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Replies: 6
Views: 3891
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Tue Jun 21, 11 4:30 pm   Subject: Is this my queen?

Perhaps I am lucky, or don't pinch as much honey as some do, and live in a good area - I know some had colonies which produced a 'negative' amount of honey last year, particularly in the north west. ...
  Topic: Vanilla bulk buy april 2011
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PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Mon May 16, 11 11:15 am   Subject: Vanilla bulk buy april 2011
oK thanks
  Topic: Vanilla bulk buy april 2011
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PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Mon May 16, 11 11:00 am   Subject: Vanilla bulk buy april 2011
Any left? Please
  Topic: Bee friendly plants and seeds
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PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Wed May 11, 11 10:08 am   Subject: Bee friendly plants and seeds
The one important thing that a wildflower meadow needs is poor soil. You can achieve this in two ways.
A get a bulldozer in and scrape off all the topsoil before you plant. Plant your perennials and ...
  Topic: Bee swarm saga! Again! 10/5/11
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PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Wed May 11, 11 10:00 am   Subject: Bee swarm saga! Again! 10/5/11
You may have had queens hatch very close to one another so you might now have two queens in that hive.
As for watching a swarm hive....it's great how they just walk in. OH and I caught a swarm from ...
  Topic: bee keeping?
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Replies: 8
Views: 4281
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Tue May 03, 11 9:55 am   Subject: Re: bee keeping?
how hard is it?

It isn't hard but requires some intuitive thought.

Before any of that though there are a certain facts you need to have under your belt and then you need to get hands on. Workin ...
  Topic: Wild garlic
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PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Tue May 03, 11 9:49 am   Subject: Re: Wild garlic
If your hive is placed near a large area of wild garlic can you taste it in the honey?

Try it!
Mine are not touching it. It's in the shade and there is probably much more attractive stuff out the ...
 
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