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    B+. replied to the thread Warning Signs?.
    I have a laminated sign saying "Caution - bees working" - but dog-walkers ignore it. My bees are very docile though so people hardly...
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    B+. replied to the thread Can a 10 year old learn beekeeping?.
    Either way, he's the responsible adult so he's responsible for his safety .....and don't call him Shirley ;-)
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    B+. replied to the thread Can a 10 year old learn beekeeping?.
    If, as his mentor, you don't believe he is competent to "go solo", none of us should disagree with you: 1. You know the person. None of...
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    B+. replied to the thread Daft grafting questions.
    Joe May has a YouTube video on how he modifies the Chinese grafting tool if it isn't flexible enough. I keep meaning to try it but I...
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    B+. reacted to elainemary's post in the thread Virgin queen introduction with Like Like.
    What a great idea re grafting session & generously sharing your breeding material. I attended a similar session with Yorkshire BKA and...
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    B+. replied to the thread Virgin queen introduction.
    I agree. Most of what we do works most of the time. Nothing works all of the time. Tricks like dunking in water or honey do slow the...
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    B+. replied to the thread Virgin queen introduction.
    I didn't find their bodies - workers throw anything they don't want out of the hive. However, since I mark all my virgin queens with...
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    B+. replied to the thread Virgin queen introduction.
    I had 12 virgins emerge in my incubator on Wednesday. I introduced them to nucs containing sealed brood (no open brood) by allowing the...
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    B+. reacted to drex's post in the thread Nicot problems with Like Like.
    Never had much luck with it. Grafting much better
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    B+. replied to the thread Question.
    Good. There are some very strange views expressed on this forum from time to time. Sometimes, it's difficult to read between the lines...
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    B+. replied to the thread Question.
    I wouldn't agree with this at all. To me, if a colony swarms, it's a disaster. Not only will my time have been wasted but all of her...
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    B+. replied to the thread What sort of brood is it??.
    Yes. It is drone brood
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    B+. replied to the thread Question.
    Yes. He does. I'm not sure how many herds rely on "the old fashioned way" anymore. A prize-bull, selected for desirable traits can...
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    B+. reacted to jenkinsbrynmair's post in the thread Question with Like Like.
    but also it could have been the first time the colony has swarmed in donkeys. There are many triggers for swarming, hardly any are due...
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    B+. replied to the thread Question.
    The argument that we only have bees because they reproduce by swarming is a spurious one. Many domesticated animals are "guided" in...
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