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  1. What is it?

    Does anyone recognize what this might be? It's about 50mm long and has a stinger in its tail.
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  2. new to beekeeping

    Hi everyone , Im new to bee keeping , just need to know if special permiton needed to set up hive , or permits required .
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  3. Honey shows.

    Quote Originally Posted by busybeephilip View Post
    Well, IMO, anyone entering someone else's hard work should be outright black listed for ever. I have heard of beekeepers doing such things too. It seems that the practice of entering the same jar/product year after year is wide spread. Two ways of looking at that, either the person is simply cheating or it is regarded that the entry is the best regardless of age so is there to be beaten.

    I dont agree with re-entering the same thing show after show, once it has been judged, IMO,
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    Tags: i agree 100%
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  4. Bee Joke.

    Three guys decide to play a round of golf: a priest, a psychologist, and a beekeeper.

    They got behind a very slow two-some, who, despite a caddy, were taking all day to line up their shots and four-putting every green, and so on. By the 8th hole, the three men are complaining loudly about the slow play ahead. The priest says, "Holy Mary, I pray that they should take some lessons before they play again." The psychologist says, "I swear there are people that like to play ...
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  5. Lesson in swarm control.

    I mentioned in my recent blog that I had an exciting start to beekeeping.

    Originally I received two Nucs in late may, I was told the queens in residence were 2014 queens and were very docile lovely bees to handle and would not swarm this year. Once people heard I had two hives on site a number of people turned up to give advice and mentor???

    Ill call them Jack and Jill,

    After a week on site I observed a number of queen cells in One of the hives and informed ...
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