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  Topic: Wasps ... what Now?
Amber

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:25 pm   Subject: Wasps ... what Now?
Hello What Now?

Here are two Youtube links showing how to make and fit robbing screens.
Best fitted last thing at night or before the foragers start work in the early morning.

I prefer to dete ...
  Topic: Cross comb across 5 bars
Amber

Replies: 12
Views: 16623

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:42 am   Subject: Cross comb across 5 bars
Second try - expected to use the html save not the email one:

http://s100.photobucket.com/user/bees5/library/Rescue%20Bars
  Topic: Cross comb across 5 bars
Amber

Replies: 12
Views: 16623

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:44 am   Subject: Cross comb across 5 bars
Here's the Photobucket link (I hope) to 2 images of the rescue bars. The second one shows how the bars fit snugly because the support wire fits into the sawn kerf.

<iframe width="480" ...
  Topic: Cross comb across 5 bars
Amber

Replies: 12
Views: 16623

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:30 am   Subject: Cross comb across 5 bars
Thanks Dexter.
  Topic: Cross comb across 5 bars
Amber

Replies: 12
Views: 16623

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:24 pm   Subject: Cross comb across 5 bars
Thanks for the tip Trekmate, I used your friend's version of the rescue bars (with just a slight modification) on broken comb today and it worked perfectly. Such a simple idea. I used strong cage wi ...
  Topic: Either my bee math sucks .. OR..
Amber

Replies: 7
Views: 9498

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:31 pm   Subject: Bee Math
Hi AugustC
I found the following on Dave Cushman's site:

http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/queenperformanceproblems.html

[b]Young queens being superseded[/b].
This is often in their first year a ...
  Topic: Smoking a colony out
Amber

Replies: 21
Views: 29693

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 5:56 pm   Subject: Smoking a colony out
I wish they'd hurry up with those ladders, Barbara, the suspense is awful. I've been tuning in every day to get the next instalment. Good luck!
  Topic: HELP needed: Beekeeper alliance and the European Court
Amber

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PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 11:21 pm   Subject: HELP needed: Beekeeper alliance and the European Court
Couldn't get the payment button to work on the English translation site but it went through okay on the original German site.
  Topic: Apology for the downtime...
Amber

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PostForum: Announcements: Read This First   Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:57 pm   Subject: Apology for the Downtime
A good reminder, it's easy to take the forum for granted.
But it's greatly appreciated by a huge number of enthusiastic and caring beekeepers.
  Topic: 1st Meeting of Lancs Group
Amber

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:46 pm   Subject: 1st Meeting of Lancs Group
We have a date and time for our first meeting so if you live in Lancashire and are looking for a natural beekeeping group, here we are! Brinscall Hall (directions www.brinscallhall.co.uk) Sunday 4th ...
  Topic: Donations
Amber

Replies: 1
Views: 5061

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:42 am   Subject: Donations
Should the 'Donate' button - top left of page - be live? I just tried it and it didn't seem to be.

Would just like to say thanks for all the help everyone has given over the short time I've been ...
  Topic: Using a Steinkraus-Morse Swarm Catcher
Amber

Replies: 1
Views: 5621

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:33 am   Subject: Swarm Catcher
Thanks for the video and clear descriptions Solarpat. I've posted it on my Fb page and am going to make one.
  Topic: New Group in Lancashire
Amber

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:43 am   Subject: New Group in Lancashire
Following a fantastic beginners weekend with Phil at Brinscall Hall near Chorley, all of the new beekeepers who came on the weekend were keen to start a group so that's what we'll be doing. If you're ...
 
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