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  Topic: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Fuzzy Bear

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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:15 pm   Subject: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Up to 9 hives Andy nice one must bee keeping you busy in Sussex. A touch of strimming in and around the apiary today. Bee's very busy overall in the hot weather.

Perone MK2 with two supers on very ...
  Topic: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Fuzzy Bear

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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 7:33 pm   Subject: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
May is here and despite the cold weather the bees in 7 out of 8 hives made it through the winter. The 2 full size perone mk2 hives both made it through and are busy gathering pollen and nectar. They h ...
  Topic: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Fuzzy Bear

Replies: 57
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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:16 pm   Subject: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
July Update, Both the Perone colonies are really busy at the moment plenty of pollen coming in. They both use the top 2 25mm holes for going in and out foraging. Then the bottom 9mmx50mm slot entrance ...
  Topic: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Fuzzy Bear

Replies: 57
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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:21 am   Subject: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Perone Update:

Hive one going well pollen going in, it was interesting because the bees closed up the top 2 25mm holes to about 10mm diameter holes. for a week but now they have re opened the hole ...
  Topic: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Fuzzy Bear

Replies: 57
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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Wed May 18, 2016 10:46 pm   Subject: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Hi all pleased to report a swarm has moved into the 2nd empty Perone yesterday. Never had a successful bait hive then 2 in 2 weeks amazing.

Wintering yes the hives are partially shaded by the tree ...
  Topic: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Fuzzy Bear

Replies: 57
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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Thu May 12, 2016 6:38 pm   Subject: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Thanks AugustC and Wintering for you comments. Hopefully that polystyrene will stop the heat of the sun getting to the bees in the hive to much.

For the last 2 days the bees have started taking po ...
  Topic: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Fuzzy Bear

Replies: 57
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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Fri May 06, 2016 9:17 pm   Subject: Perone update
Summer 2014 both Perone hives built up well and thrived. One of the hives started to go a bit quiet going into late summer / autumn probably swarmed or failing queen.

One of the two hives survived ...
  Topic: A new swarm.
Fuzzy Bear

Replies: 5
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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:48 pm   Subject: A new swarm.
Great picture that comb looks really good!
  Topic: Comb starting on oppisite end of hive
Fuzzy Bear

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue May 27, 2014 9:08 pm   Subject: Comb starting on oppisite end of hive
I've got a colony doing the exact same thing first time it's happened to me. Also I had a starter comb 2nd bar back from end entrance so I thought they would use that. Quite a supprise to find them ag ...
  Topic: Anyone have a Perone hive for more than a year or two?
Fuzzy Bear

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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 9:48 am   Subject: Anyone have a Perone hive for more than a year or two?
Great photos CJ they look busy building the comb. Whats the activity like going in and out the entrance?
  Topic: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Fuzzy Bear

Replies: 57
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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 4:22 pm   Subject: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Glad to hear your survivors are doing well Tel.

I have repopulated my Perone MK2 with a swarm from a colony in a church wall. It was on Sunday the 11th. Although I couldn't be sure whether it was ...
  Topic: A fantastic ongoing photographic record of a Mk2 Perone Hive
Fuzzy Bear

Replies: 25
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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Tue May 13, 2014 10:16 pm   Subject: A fantastic ongoing photographic record of a Mk2 Perone Hive
Great video cheers CJ for sharing some very good points made in the video. Hopefully he will populate the Perone this year.
  Topic: Caught Swarm
Fuzzy Bear

Replies: 5
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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 6:02 pm   Subject: Caught Swarm
Happens to us all. Often it's the swarms that you have spent hours risking life and limb at full stretch on a ladder to collect. Sometimes they have made up their mind and are ready to go. Better luck ...
  Topic: how tightly fitting should my roof be?
Fuzzy Bear

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed May 07, 2014 9:46 pm   Subject: how tightly fitting should my roof be?
On a side note in the winter the wood tends to expand as it draws in moisture so its best to have a slightly loose fit otherwise it can get stuck on! I usually have about a 10-15mm gap on the length. ...
  Topic: Perone populated with a swarm.
Fuzzy Bear

Replies: 17
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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 6:37 pm   Subject: Perone populated with a swarm.
Exciting stuff. The pictures are excellent. I'm still waiting for a swarm from the top bar hives here for my perone. Have you gone for full size i.e brood + 3 supers? The weather is so much better thi ...
  Topic: 1st top bar Hive going well
Fuzzy Bear

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 4:45 pm   Subject: 1st top bar Hive going well
Hi Stevezm, I'm no expert on packages but sounds like you've got off to a great start! Pollen going in is a good sign sounds like they may bee laying eggs or just about to. With regard to feeding I su ...
  Topic: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Fuzzy Bear

Replies: 57
Views: 99798

PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:12 pm   Subject: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Hi All, just wondering about your thoughts on the Perone mk2 this year. Last year I populated it with a random swarm I collected unfortunately they didn't build up that well possibly due to an old pas ...
  Topic: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Fuzzy Bear

Replies: 57
Views: 99798

PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:50 pm   Subject: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Unfortunately the Perone colony has failed to survive the winter. Not 100% sure why but feel the queen may not have been mated properly or old and not replaced. There were some stores left but probabl ...
  Topic: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Fuzzy Bear

Replies: 57
Views: 99798

PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:24 pm   Subject: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Hi all, the Ivy is starting to flower and the bees have increased activity significantly. I was beginning to worry about them. Drones are still about going out for mating flights. But lots more worker ...
  Topic: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Fuzzy Bear

Replies: 57
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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:56 pm   Subject: Perone MK2 Defence
Hi All, I took a video today at the hive entrance. A bee from another colony is looking for a free lunch. However despite his persistence the colony easily stops him in his tracks. So far it has been ...
  Topic: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Fuzzy Bear

Replies: 57
Views: 99798

PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:06 pm   Subject: Late August update
Hi All, while the bees haven't built up spectacularly quickly they are still making steady progress. Wasps don't stand a chance of getting in the hive any that try are quickly ejected! They seem to pr ...
  Topic: A fantastic ongoing photographic record of a Mk2 Perone Hive
Fuzzy Bear

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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:34 pm   Subject: A fantastic ongoing photographic record of a Mk2 Perone Hive
Good find Andy, they look to have built up well. Some great photos on the blog.
  Topic: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Fuzzy Bear

Replies: 57
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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:53 pm   Subject: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Just been watching the hive. Lots of Drones piling in during the afternoon session! Saw one drone who was worn out evicted from the entrance. Less than 5 seconds later a wasp had him! Poor old boy. Th ...
  Topic: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Fuzzy Bear

Replies: 57
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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:33 pm   Subject: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Great picture, that's a lot of bees! My Perone bees haven't done any bearding yet but it probably isn't as hot here. Activity is pretty steady. Bee's working some tall weeds with small pink flowers an ...
  Topic: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Fuzzy Bear

Replies: 57
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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:25 pm   Subject: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Sorry to hear that Mr Cadman that's really annoying. I've had three swarms abscond from KTBHs this year and 4 successful housings plus the Perone.

Today I was down at the hive it has been pretty ho ...
  Topic: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Fuzzy Bear

Replies: 57
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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:45 pm   Subject: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Good luck Mr Cadman sounds like it went pretty smoothly looking forward to some news.

Hi Reverend Tel, I'm very impressed with your pictures hive looks very well made. Amazing the bees are building ...
  Topic: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Fuzzy Bear

Replies: 57
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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:45 pm   Subject: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
No worries Reverend Tel feel free to get stuck into the thread. I was watching the hive today around 1600 this afternoon. There were lots of drones piling into the hive. I assume they were from anothe ...
  Topic: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Fuzzy Bear

Replies: 57
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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:36 pm   Subject: July 22nd 2013 update
Hi All,
Had a quick peek inside the Perone today. Trying not to do it too often. The combs are of a similar size to what the were on the 5th of July however now you can see brood on 5th comb from the ...
  Topic: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Fuzzy Bear

Replies: 57
Views: 99798

PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:09 pm   Subject: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Hi Andy, I'm also a Linux user. Sometimes I was getting the same problem i.e. black screen plus sound. However the download link also included should prompt a .mp4 file to download. I use VLC player a ...
  Topic: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Fuzzy Bear

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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:31 pm   Subject: Fuzzy Bear Perone MK2 Hive
Hi all just posting an entrance video update. Taken today, 6 weeks since the swarm was housed. The bees have been busy taking in pollen in the 1st UK summer for a few years!

Streaming http://videob ...
 
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