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  Topic: Oscar Perone is retiring...?
Sir David

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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:51 am   Subject: Oscar Perone is retiring...?
The more I think about it the more odd this seems . I do hope Oscar is ok
As far as plans go Its detail of 'the bars' I need . Size and spacing anyone ?

Sir David
  Topic: Oscar Perone is retiring...?
Sir David

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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:13 pm   Subject: Oscar Perone is retiring...?
Anyone have some plans for a Perone mark two ?
preferably in English
  Topic: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
Sir David

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:27 pm   Subject: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
mmmmmm

• Small entrance • No through ventilation • No bottom screen
• Old comb if possible (to buffer humidity) • Small cells??
• Non-porous hive walls?? "


Perone anyone ?
  Topic: Living in a bee house
Sir David

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:35 am   Subject: Living in a bee house
very good pictures
  Topic: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
Sir David

Replies: 228
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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:36 pm   Subject: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
How about a substance that is cool because it is cooled by the evapouration of water . I was thinking terracota . Plants are often better in terracotta pots because they dont cook in them unlike plas ...
  Topic: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
Sir David

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:37 am   Subject: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
Just another thought . If the Bees are living in a tree that is still living ,would the tree its self absorb water from the nest ? I know trees spend a lot of energy effectivly pumping water up to and ...
  Topic: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
Sir David

Replies: 228
Views: 533059

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:19 am   Subject: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
mmm am trying to get my little brain round this one
It appears from what you are saying Bernard that the bees
a) have a lot of work to do to ' dry out ' the honey
b) heat and air flow is the ke ...
  Topic: What type of bees?
Sir David

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:51 am   Subject: What type of bees?
Appleshed
Have you had honey bees in your garden last year ?
Is the National forest is a place they are likely to be living wild .
Get those bait hives out too Razz
  Topic: Mesh floor material
Sir David

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:06 am   Subject: Mesh floor material
I was thinking ,after reading about Varroa and screens in the post above , about what happens to the mites that get trapped in the screen at the bottom of the hive . How far can the little buggers cli ...
 
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