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    What did you do in the Apiary today?

    I finished my third round of treatments this afternoon as well. Finished painting my bee container last night so that's another job off the list. Plan is to add QX and a few supers tomorrow to three or four hives and see if I can gather some ivy honey.
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    UK pledges to restore pounds and ounces as Brexit benefit

    Going the wrong way, bad enough we still have measurements like miles instead of KMs.
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    Stainless steel honey press?

    Mines due to arrive tomorrow, bought the stainless steel version as well. Looks bigger than I thought but looking forward to trying it out and finally finishing the harvest.
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    Ivey .. how long?

    Just coming out in Co Tyrone. Wasps are loving it.
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    Heather 2021

    Extracting my honey this evening after few blown frames I've realised that I have inadvertently got what I think is heather honey. Jelly like, refuses to spin out, amber colour, unusual lingering taste and higher water content. Living in low ground (<30m above sea level) I assume it's from the...
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    Hive Roofs

    Another thought if you arent in any rush you could wait to the next sale Abelo does where they typically give 10% or 15% off. It would close the gap a little more and I think they are worth the premium.
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    Hive Roofs

    Swienty poly hive roofs probably next best thing after the Abelo. Although they are shallow. £20.80 at either C Wynne Jones or STBK https://www.cwynnejones.com/national-polystyrene-hives-parts/251-poly-roof-national.html...
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    Equipment Wanted Accepting credit / debit card payments for Honey.

    Noticed Amazon doing the Sumup 3G reader (no printer) with a £30 voucher code brings it down to £69.99 so I've went for this, arrives tomorrow so will have a play with this. Be interesting to see if it helps sales.
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    What did you do in the Apiary today?

    Ivy honey is underrated, I love it. Really distinctive flavour. It's looking very good here this year as well, might try and get some myself.
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    What did you do in the Apiary today?

    Down to the Orchard after dinner and put treatment strips on the hives down there. Removed the clearer boards from the weekend and queen excluders as well; reinserted floor trays. Added feeders and gave a feed although some are a decent weight currently. Back home and I lifted the last of the...
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    What did you do in the Apiary today?

    Bit more jarring and labeling. I reckon I'll be at it until Christmas. Jarring buckets up to free them up for more exacting which also needs to be finished. Took off the couple of Swienty Ashford feeders I have and added a wooden rim to give some bee space. Whilst I had the saw out I knocked...
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    What did you do in the Apiary today?

    Three poly nucs left in storage with some frames of stores so couldn't bear to see them not being used so made up three splits from the orchard and introduced some caged queens and brought them home. Checked on a few hives/nucs that I was concerned with and had given brood/test frames in the...
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    What did you do in the Apiary today?

    Checked 10 introduced queens after releasing last Wednesday; all alive however I forgot to break the tab on one so hopefully they will accept her too. Gave the nucs a feed as well.
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    Best Poly Nuc for a new Beekeeper

    The OP is from June 2019 at that stage I don't believe Abelo nucs were on the market? Thread was bumped this morning.
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    GasVap frustrations

    This one?
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