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    We have Echiums growing at the moment they are like McDonalds for pollinating insects and Allium 'Purple Sensation' lots of bees foraging on them at the moment also the chestnuts are in flower so busy Bees here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatshark View Post
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    Anyone know what sort of hives these are? Hinged roof, smaller than a Langstroth, not square, usually with upper entrance only.
    "Layens type"? https://pcela.rs/beekeeping_Spain.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feckless Drone View Post
    Thanks FD ... that's precisely what they were. Interesting quote in the link "The government is trying to persuade beekeepers to change [from Layens] to either Langstroth hives or Dadant types". It made me wonder whether there were financial inducements and the consequences of our government trying to do the same thought of thing here. Can you imagine the response to Andrea Leadsom saying "Thou shalt use Langstroths" or "Warre and Sun hives are now illegal"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatshark View Post
    Can you imagine the response to Andrea Leadsom saying "Thou shalt use Langstroths" or "Warre and Sun hives are now illegal"?
    Hold on to that thought - then, imagine her saying "Langstroths and buckfast bees": how about we have a referendum?

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