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  Topic: North West Kent, UK group

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:31 pm   Subject: North West Kent, UK group
Hello Jimnpaula.
thank you for that, I'll pop over when the spring eventually arrives.
I've been a member of the Gravesend beekeepers on and off over the years. All they're interested in is the Nati ...
  Topic: North West Kent, UK group

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:39 pm   Subject: North West Kent, UK group
Hello. I would like to start or join a local Group. I live in Gravesend but willing to travel. Im interested in using a Warre type system.
  Topic: Unusually nasty sting reaction

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:32 am   Subject: swelling
When i took up beekeeping, my first sting on the back of my hand gave me a forearm like Popeye. a couple of days later when visiting a friend in hospital, a nurse sat me down, examined it, asked how a ...
  Topic: Condensation problem?

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:22 am   Subject: condensation
Hello There.
dont panic this happens to me in the UK during the cold months.
try drilling a couple of 1/8" holes in each corner of the floor to allow the water to drain out. (with the floor off ...
  Topic: North Kent - especially Medway towns

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:24 am   Subject: north kent
Hello There.
After yet another year of grief, I'm swapping my Dadant hive for a Warre.
and maybe my Nationals too.

I live in Gravesend But My out apiary is near Cobham. I could bodge my way throu ...
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