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  Topic: Free Swarms for "Ethical" TBH BK's
John R

Replies: 6
Views: 1376

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:03 pm   Subject: Free Swarms for "Ethical" TBH BK's
Hi Peter,
It's exciting for you to have your first swarm, a bit worrying too no doubt. It's pleasing to hear that you are going the TBH route, all in all I believe it's a great way to keep bees, bot ...
  Topic: Queen Excluder
John R

Replies: 7
Views: 1237

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:29 pm   Subject: Queen Excluder
BBC,
You are reading an awful lot into my email, for what was a single line comment. I will leave you to your views and feel no need to comment further
  Topic: Queen Excluder
John R

Replies: 7
Views: 1237

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:12 pm   Subject: Queen Excluder
I fully agree with everything that Barbara has said above... no need to say any more about it..!
  Topic: Free Swarms To Ethically Minded BK's
John R

Replies: 2
Views: 967

PostForum: Swarms and sites - offered and wanted   Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 8:53 am   Subject: Re: Free Swarms To Ethically Minded BK's
Although I live in mid-wales I travel a lot for work around the country, so can get to many places with my bee donations.

You don't subscribe to the concept of 'Local Bees ' then ?
LJ

In a wor ...
  Topic: Free Swarms for "Ethical" TBH BK's
John R

Replies: 6
Views: 1376

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 6:28 pm   Subject: Free Swarms for "Ethical" TBH BK's
Thanks mannanin & Barbara,

Great to see and hear that there are others on the forum that have in the past or are currently taking the same approach, that's the beauty of this site, a fellowship ...
  Topic: Free Swarms for "Ethical" TBH BK's
John R

Replies: 6
Views: 1376

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 9:32 pm   Subject: Free Swarms for "Ethical" TBH BK's
I help ethically minded BK's and the bees by providing free swarms to like minded people, those that use TBH's or non-conventional hives too. The deal is that you put the bees first, no killing queens ...
  Topic: Free Swarms To Ethically Minded BK's
John R

Replies: 2
Views: 967

PostForum: Swarms and sites - offered and wanted   Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 9:29 pm   Subject: Free Swarms To Ethically Minded BK's
I help ethically minded BK's and the bees by providing free swarms to like minded people, those that use TBH's or non-conventional hives too. The deal is that you put the bees first, no killing queens ...
  Topic: TB hived swarms available
John R

Replies: 2
Views: 2160

PostForum: Swarms and sites - offered and wanted   Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:37 pm   Subject: TB hived swarms available
I've had 7 swarms so far this year, those that I know of. I've rehomed 5, and watched 2 sail off to the west overhead...! It's strange how some swarms just up and out straight off, whilst other settle ...
  Topic: TB hived swarms available
John R

Replies: 2
Views: 2160

PostForum: Swarms and sites - offered and wanted   Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:28 pm   Subject: TB hived swarms available
I'm reaching out to like minded TBH BK's that don't use chemicals and behave ethically to our bees. I tend to have a lot of swarms from my hives here, which I rehome to like minded individuals in the ...
  Topic: New swarm advice needed
John R

Replies: 5
Views: 4044

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:39 pm   Subject: New swarm advice needed
I agree with the comments from Barbara. I've housed a couple of swarms in TBH nuc's during this very changeable weather of the last few days, both of them are tucked up in the top side of the nucs, bu ...
  Topic: Swarms Available - Welshpool Area
John R

Replies: 1
Views: 3671

PostForum: Swarms and sites - offered and wanted   Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:27 pm   Subject: Swarms Available - Welshpool Area
If anyone is looking for a swarm in the SY22 - Welshpool area then please contact me to organise dropping gear off so that I can put a swarm in it for them next time I have one. I've had a lot so far ...
 
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