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    Lovely video. Are the bees having a go at Mr Nicolson's mouth or was that some other creature? I sense that the time is approaching when you need to complete the experiment and invite him round to see your apiary. Without bee suit.

    Thanks for the exclusive insight on lids for the Getty Nucleus 50p Hive. Much appreciated.

    I did find a way to see the extra photos at the Dromore web site but they were just more pictures of the speaker so I think that we can draw a veil over that. It seems to give you one shot at seeing the pictures for which you need to scroll down, then doesn't let you back.

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    Looks from here as if he is very messy with the toothpaste in the morning, but I presume that he would wipe that from his face before posing for his election agent?

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    The bees work away at the paint.
    The nucs are durable as that one has been in use now for over a year. I think it was in the shed over winter. I have about 16 of them but generally I turn the heads to the inside to avoid scaring the horses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    .... but generally I turn the heads to the inside to avoid scaring the horses.
    Very wise.

    Don't they scare the bees instead?

    Maybe toothpaste was the wrong thought. Is he the kind of Belfast politician who naturally foams at the mouth?!
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    If you cannot slaver or produce froth they don't let you through the gates of Stormont.
    Never heard of job descriptions?

    Ability to slaver essential. Foaming at the mouth will be looked on favourably.

    I discovered another interesting fact about the correx nuc on Saturday. I moved one to a friends garden and it fits perfectly inside his WBC lifts and looks like a posh Thorne WBC from the outside.
    Last edited by Jon; 21-11-2011 at 01:52 PM.

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    I had some first minister correx in my garage andbput it to use today

    Its for rose frames but it has extra space below for frames with queen cells etc so I believe it to be suitable for nationals too (if needs be in a pinch)

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    One with Iris would be a collector's item!
    Don't have any Robinson nucs myself.

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    If you want I could swap you a Peter Robinson for a Jim Nicholson?
    It would be just like football stickers at school. .. except the sheets are a wee bit bigger

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    Do bees from a particular area have a political preference

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    I have native bees in a shinner nuc box and they seem to be doing very well

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