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    DR, it must be too cold in your part of the world for beekeeping today ...

    [drawl]This idea will end your winter losses[/drawl] ... at least he's not trying to make any outrageous claims. If he invested in some poly hives he might even be able to cook a chicken in there as well ...


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    You got me
    I did 17 grafts yesterday only 5 takes that was the third go as well
    Leaving it at that and moving operations to another hive now
    It is cold I should be doing something useful
    Bees that were treated with varrox are clear of varroa now but the trickle wasn't as effective
    I did some of both because of the mesh floors
    I'm supposed to do the kitchen ceiling today

    No wonder the house is so cold since we put LED bulbs in

    That guy cheated anyway
    I'm sure that chicken was already dead

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Drone Ranger View Post
    Bees that were treated with varrox are clear of varroa now but the trickle wasn't as effective
    All mine were vaporised and have reassuringly low mite counts - one full frame (National brood) of drone pupae from one colony had 0 mites in it, another (from a different colony) had just 6. Both these had almost wall-to-wall drone brood. Life was too short to count them, but they were pulled out of the comb individually*.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Drone Ranger View Post
    I did 17 grafts yesterday only 5 takes that was the third go as well
    I'm waiting until the danger of frostbite has passed before I start grafting ...




    * I don't have a life.

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    I think this is about the right time to start queen raising fatshark
    It will be June before mating flights Summer ends in July and its all downhill from there Lol!
    I'm going with the nicot as soon as the weather picks up
    Surely Fife isn't that cold now
    Living down south has messed up your internal temperature gauge

    Just checked weather it will be like this for a week
    Last edited by The Drone Ranger; 19-05-2016 at 01:40 PM.

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