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  Topic: Hive instrumentation - has anyone tried a thermometer?
HappyBees

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PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:19 pm   Subject: Hive instrumentation - has anyone tried a thermometer?
Ben, I suggest you take a look at this website: http://www.bushfarms.com/bees.htm Mike Bush answers most questions a new beekeeper might come up with and many you won't have thought of. I find his a ...
  Topic: Harvest honey now or in the Spring?
HappyBees

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:04 am   Subject: Harvest honey now or in the Spring?
Many thanks for your advice. Yes I have been on a bee keeping course, 1 BBKA type and also a Natural Beekeeping one and have been trying to be more natural and avoid opening up the hive too often. P ...
  Topic: Harvest honey now or in the Spring?
HappyBees

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:37 am   Subject: Harvest honey now or in the Spring?
Freezing some of the frames sounds like a good plan. I think I will do a bit of both. What would you say in the best way to take the supers off without upsetting the bees too much? I've read that ...
  Topic: Harvest honey now or in the Spring?
HappyBees

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:47 pm   Subject: Harvest honey now or in the Spring?
I have a 12 x 15 National brood box with 2 supers on, with a hessian cover and quilt. I basically have left them to themselves since getting the nuc back in April, apart from adding the supers. I to ...
  Topic: Populated hive on offer
HappyBees

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PostForum: Swarms and sites - offered and wanted   Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:12 am   Subject: warre hive colony
Hi Dave, is this still available? thanks Louise
  Topic: Surrey Natural Beekeeping Monthly Meeting
HappyBees

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:46 am   Subject: Surrey
Hi, my bees and I moved from Somerset to Surrey last November. I have a National hive which was populated last May so very new to it all! I have so far adopted a fairly natural approach and would lo ...
 
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