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    Lynne

    Honey Bees in House

    Hi, could someone please give me some advice? I live in an old Victorian townhouse and 2 days ago came home to find about 30 honey bees in my bedroom. There were bees swarming around outside the...

    29-06-2018 09:35 AM
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    Bridget

    Tangential versus radial

    Iím sure this has been discussed before but I donít seem to be able to find it.
    We now have nine hives and I need to have my own extractor, motorised. We are mainly heather but each year get some...

    Bridget Today, 08:35 PM Go to last post
    Adam

    I don't recall that I have seen guidelines for a...

    I don't recall that I have seen guidelines for a 'full-sized' colony. At this time of year, 7 or 8 frames or so of brood would be reasonable - a well-filled brood box - and certainly viable for...

    Adam Today, 04:29 PM Go to last post
    Adam

    Never used one - but an interesting toy to make. ...

    Never used one - but an interesting toy to make. I am not too bothered about keeping drones out for my own breeding. And to try to ensure that the flyers return home, I generally give the box bees...

    Adam Today, 04:26 PM Go to last post
    The Drone Ranger

    Hi Kitta I suppose its mostly influenced by...

    Hi Kitta
    I suppose its mostly influenced by when in the season they are being sold
    April might be a good time to buy bees but there might only be 4 frames of brood
    May as you suggest 8 brood...

    The Drone Ranger Today, 12:16 PM Go to last post
    Greengage

    Marburg Box

    Anyone ever use one of these or make one. Dont know if it would be much use but a bit of a fun project to make over the winter.

    Greengage Yesterday, 07:18 PM Go to last post