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    Apple replied to the thread Beeks not in Associations.
    Most beekeepers will ( fortunately) never see AFB in a lifetime . However the preference for whole apiary shook swarm on NBU advice for...
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    It may be the case they asked to many hence the random features/tweaks. I would prefer a simple design well made and cost effective any...
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    May sound superfluous... but a tank cutter of correct size is the best tool to use to make a hole in the Paynes clear crownboard! Chons da
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    Would make an interesting tower! However we used the Paynes double brood extensions last season to great success. Over wintered a few...
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    Will BS be producing the METAL slider divider to replace the Correx abomination for the double nuc.? Better than the metal runners to...
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    Lol it appears I may be more familiar than you. If you care to use the search facility you’ll find a number of threads regarding the...
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    I have tried and tested various "double" hives over the years, possibly the BS split nuc has it place ( Have a dozen of them) and also...
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    The divided box looks like it would be a pain to manage. As soon as you lift that lid off there is a risk of fighting, or even the queen...
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    Apple reacted to B+.'s post in the thread So you can’t call a spade, a spade with Like Like.
    It's still quite common here for people to say "Old boy" - its old fashioned but not offensive. I think people are just too quick to...
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    Apple replied to the thread Badgers.
    Did have an Ol brock have go at a polly...... Fence them well in with a foot or so buried... put the hives on sturdy stands and strap...
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    Apple reacted to Brian Bush's post in the thread Adulterated Honey with Like Like.
    Did anyone read the article in yesterdays Daily Mail. I found it very enlightening. We all know that cheap honey is adulterated with...
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    Apple replied to the thread hole punch for queen excluder.
    I am sure I have some clear plastic queen excluders.... but by the time they have been on the colony for a few weeks are not exactly see...
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    Apple replied to the thread Varroa treatment of swarms.
    Long discussion on similar problem on taking bees to an area that was presumed to be free of Varroa. Considered opinion was to shook...
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    Apple replied to the thread Oxalic with supers on..
    Remember the old adage the bees succeeded DESPITE the actions of the beekeeper. That is one fact that can not be disputed.... however...
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    Apple reacted to Gilberdyke John's post in the thread Oxalic with supers on. with Like Like.
    As a newbie it appears you found yourself at the mercy of someone (possibly more than one) who gave you some pretty poor advice. While...
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