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  Topic: Watch the queen march into my hive on patio table (swarm)
beehappy

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PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:49 am   Subject: Watch the queen march into my hive on patio table (swarm)
Love it thanks for sharing Smile one of the reasons why I want to get started, also the fact that I received this http://www.wowfreestuff.co.uk/free-bee-cause-activity-pack/ and it makes me really want t ...
  Topic: Asian Hornet in UK
beehappy

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:49 am   Subject: Asian Hornet in UK
OMG, how big was it?
  Topic: Looking for Mentor in Norfolk
beehappy

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:48 am   Subject: Looking for Mentor in Norfolk
I need a mentor, any luck in finding?
  Topic: Swarm creates table cloth and then marches inside hive
beehappy

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PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:47 am   Subject: Swarm creates table cloth and then marches inside hive
Love that Smile thank you
 
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Conserving wild bees

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