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  Topic: Organic Honey and Cuban cigars
Thebigflyin

Replies: 0
Views: 1641

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:16 am   Subject: Organic Honey and Cuban cigars
So I have been all over the world looking at bees, from NZ and OZ to Africa, egipt zanzibar SWA and SA, western europ and eastern europ the usa , but there is only one place in the world that can be c ...
  Topic: Hancock Beehive?? my idea for a better bee hive.
Thebigflyin

Replies: 20
Views: 23707

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:59 am   Subject: Gardeners Beehive
So just a little story you might like.

As many of you might know , there was a big out breack of EFB in essex 2019, thanks to beekeepers importing desesed bees from europ, then taking them to kent ...
  Topic: Hancock Beehive?? my idea for a better bee hive.
Thebigflyin

Replies: 20
Views: 23707

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:18 pm   Subject: thanks guys for the great resonces
well you will be glad to know all my hives 100% are doing very well and they are all just about up to full capacity already.

Loads of drones and workers.

so I should have the first swarms fling ...
  Topic: Hancock Beehive?? my idea for a better bee hive.
Thebigflyin

Replies: 20
Views: 23707

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:01 pm   Subject: BBSM (Bee Bio Symbiotic Mulch)
Hi all

Ok so I have had people , elswhere asking about my compost i put in my hive, so i think to avert all confusion ill have to change what I call it.

SO I AM NOW CALLING IT BBSM (Bee Bio Sym ...
  Topic: Scaffolding plank hive
Thebigflyin

Replies: 12
Views: 17041

PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:59 pm   Subject: Hi there here is a vid of me winterising my hive
Ja ja , another bad vidio from me!!

this time it me winterising my hive,
the TBH I use a duvet clingfilm
the HAH hive I use kingspan and clingfilm.

any how enjoy.

https://youtu.be/7U0K3ft ...
  Topic: my bees out and about , for first time in some time.
Thebigflyin

Replies: 0
Views: 7185

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:51 pm   Subject: my bees out and about , for first time in some time.
8th December, and my bees are fling about, so here is a little video so you can see to.

https://youtu.be/NNg7tGzYfxc
  Topic: Scaffolding plank hive
Thebigflyin

Replies: 12
Views: 17041

PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:30 pm   Subject: into winter
well update for anyone out there.

so I had a few swarms though the yard this summer, one I plonked into my "gardeners Beehive" (that is what I will be calling this bee-habitat.)

any ho ...
  Topic: Eco-floor - idea and development
Thebigflyin

Replies: 42
Views: 79815

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:20 pm   Subject: Hi Nordak
Just as a matter of interest , what eats the beetle ??

would that also not live in the wood chip? and thus control the shb??

hope to hear from you soon

Kev
  Topic: Hancock Beehive?? my idea for a better bee hive.
Thebigflyin

Replies: 20
Views: 23707

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:14 pm   Subject: Hi Viggen
Hi there, thank you for your support.

I have now chainged my tackt for promoting this "bee-habitat!"

many beekeepers cant get thier heads round the fact that people might what honey be ...
  Topic: Cathedral hive-the next evolution in TBH design?
Thebigflyin

Replies: 27
Views: 50031

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:27 pm   Subject: Cathedral hive-the next evolution in TBH design?
Huy thats so cool man!!
  Topic: The Russian Scion
Thebigflyin

Replies: 27
Views: 73412

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:09 pm   Subject: My sucses with a bee lure stick , thingy
Hi guys

well based on this idea I made a lure not to have them land on it, but more to get them to come to the tree that it is in.

well I had two swarms, out of the apple tree I had my swarm lu ...
  Topic: "Bee Swarm Lure Stick"
Thebigflyin

Replies: 1
Views: 5970

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:20 pm   Subject: Video now up
video now up

please let me know what you guys think>>

thank you
  Topic: "Bee Swarm Lure Stick"
Thebigflyin

Replies: 1
Views: 5970

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:02 am   Subject: "Bee Swarm Lure Stick"
Hi

so I just would like to shair another of my contraptions.

pleas note this is a contraption and not fact as yet.

so what I wanted to do was atract swarms to may garden to catch. I could n ...
  Topic: Swarm trap Alert??
Thebigflyin

Replies: 2
Views: 7768

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:57 pm   Subject: Swarm trap Alert??
Hello AndyC

thank you for the response. yes i think temp is the best way to go.

I like you water tank swarm trap!! Wink

I to have had swarms , two in fact this year.. very much a case of " ...
  Topic: endoscope
Thebigflyin

Replies: 3
Views: 7678

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:29 am   Subject: endoscope
thanks guys for your response.

the one I have is terable !!

could you have a look what make you guys have.. if they are not to pricy Ill buy them and do a review.

cheers Kev
  Topic: Swarm trap Alert??
Thebigflyin

Replies: 2
Views: 7768

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:26 am   Subject: Swarm trap Alert??
Hi guys

I am not sure if this is the correct place for this? but here goes anyhow.

I am now building swarm traps for next spring.

however I want to know as soon as the bees move in so I can ...
  Topic: Who on biobees is treatment-free?
Thebigflyin

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Views: 283772

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:27 pm   Subject: never used anything.
Hi , so I have only had my two swarms for two years now,

I have however never used anything other than smoke.

I have a top bar hive with, compost and wood chip in the bottom.. have loads of ear ...
  Topic: Hancock Beehive?? my idea for a better bee hive.
Thebigflyin

Replies: 20
Views: 23707

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:59 pm   Subject: Hancock Beehive?? my idea for a better bee hive.
here is my site again

http://ecape1820.tripod.com/alternativebeehive/

pleas let me know if there is a problem with it.
  Topic: Hancock Beehive?? my idea for a better bee hive.
Thebigflyin

Replies: 20
Views: 23707

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:57 pm   Subject: Hancock Beehive?? my idea for a better bee hive.
First off, this is an unproven design concept, but based on existing working ideas.
I was going to call it a " Natural Habitat Hive" but then I thought NHHa that doesn't make a good acrony ...
  Topic: Hancock Beehive?? my idea for a better bee hive.
Thebigflyin

Replies: 20
Views: 23707

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:56 pm   Subject: Hancock Beehive?? my idea for a better bee hive.
So they are still there

beavering away

I have put some more videos and how to build my hive on the site..

Looking though some of the top holes I can see caped honey , so with a bit of luck t ...
  Topic: endoscope
Thebigflyin

Replies: 3
Views: 7678

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:40 pm   Subject: endoscope
Hi guys

any one use a USB endoscope?? I have a cheep ebay chinees thing and it is rubish!! under its own light in a dark space it can only see anything about 1" 1cm from the camera, if I turn ...
  Topic: Hancock Beehive?? my idea for a better bee hive.
Thebigflyin

Replies: 20
Views: 23707

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:31 pm   Subject: OK how the bees are getting on
hi

so some updates.

the the holes on the sides are corked of, I dont thing this was explained, so I opend one in to one of the boxes to see if the bees would use the side box.

the idea of the ...
  Topic: Hancock Beehive?? my idea for a better bee hive.
Thebigflyin

Replies: 20
Views: 23707

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:52 pm   Subject: HAH update
Hi there everyone

thank you for the great responses.

You will be glad to know, I have had three swarms though my garden this year so far!! pretty good from what I can understand.

My TBH has ...
  Topic: New portable TBH
Thebigflyin

Replies: 46
Views: 146828

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:43 pm   Subject: New portable TBH
very Clever Phil

well done!!
  Topic: free bee seeds and anti chemical petition to the govermoont
Thebigflyin

Replies: 7
Views: 11986

PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:39 am   Subject: free bee seeds and anti chemical petition to the govermoont
https://speakout.38degrees.org.uk/surveys/418

thats for flower seed..

this is for anty pestecides

https://speakout.38degrees.org.uk/campaigns/766?utm_source=38degrees&utm_medium=email& ...
  Topic: Scaffolding plank hive
Thebigflyin

Replies: 12
Views: 17041

PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:19 pm   Subject: Hancock Hive
I like the name "chimney hive" to.

Ok , well I got my hive now installed where I want it, now I just need a swarm!!

my bees have been flying like mad today. we have a grave Yard about ...
  Topic: Hancock Beehive?? my idea for a better bee hive.
Thebigflyin

Replies: 20
Views: 23707

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:42 am   Subject: Hancock Beehive how it works
Hi again

so the thinking behind this is:

free movement of the queen: up in winter, and down in summer.

the boxes on the sides are only opened to the hive,(corks are removed from body of box)o ...
  Topic: Hancock Beehive?? my idea for a better bee hive.
Thebigflyin

Replies: 20
Views: 23707

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:42 am   Subject: Hancock Beehive how it works
Hi again

so the thinking behind this is:

free movement of the queen: up in winter, and down in summer.

the boxes on the sides are only opened to the hive,(corks are removed from body of box)o ...
  Topic: Hancock Beehive?? my idea for a better bee hive.
Thebigflyin

Replies: 20
Views: 23707

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:25 am   Subject: Hancock Beehive
Hi guys , thanks for the feed back.

you are correct I think, that the ply will delaminate to, however I put a peace of kingspan over that.

what do you think of the concept?? not my slightly doje ...
  Topic: Hancock Beehive?? my idea for a better bee hive.
Thebigflyin

Replies: 20
Views: 23707

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:21 pm   Subject: Hancock Beehive?? my idea for a better bee hive.
Hi

ok just an update and another overview.. Ok so the big idea has a few aspects.
1.First I tend to think that bees in nature build not straight comb, and "I think this is a defensive thing?& ...
 
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