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  Topic: Extracting honey .... Suggestions please ....
RayMerrell

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:33 pm   Subject: Extracting honey .... Suggestions please ....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4R0jJAhRrnw
  Topic: Nuc to Warré Hive
RayMerrell

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:07 pm   Subject: Nuc to Warré Hive
Yeah Che Smile

And little tools like that make all the difference too.
  Topic: Nuc to Warré Hive
RayMerrell

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:36 am   Subject: Nuc to Warré Hive
I've been thinking along the lines of providing a wax bridge too.

I was thinking of just letting wax melt over the centre section of the two middle bars, so that it's coated right round the top and ...
  Topic: Nuc to Warré Hive
RayMerrell

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:32 pm   Subject: Nuc to Warré Hive
FWIW...My very first experience with handling bees was doing a chop and crop from a national nuc into a Warre box, on my own.

Piece of cake Wink


More importantly though, the experience of dealin ...
 
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