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    I used home made cosies on unpainted pine boxes last winter with great results. just like you I had one small colony I was going to...
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    BBC replied to the thread Bee wars.
    Yes, a local artist. My wife bought on a whim. Took a few years to find its place….
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    We’ll see indeed. Thanks again.
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    It's possible your inspection, exposing the combs, provoked robbing. Very hard to avoid - I've wondered about a box for that 1st frame...
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    Random question i know but, Is that a brown ceramic headless, armless and legless female torso by the compost bins?
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    That is good news. Lets see what tomorrow brings.
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    Amazing, reduced the opening about an hour ago and already things have calmed right down. Great advice, thank you.
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    Inspected yesterday and all was apparently well. Does this mean they’re not necessarily the colonies own bees? Will reduce opening now...
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    Sirs, I ask for your advice again! One of my hives has had a large gathering outside and around the entrance. I’ve been putting this...
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    Ahh, perhaps so. I'm definitely thinking of a "clock" rather than a "watch". Still an amazing thing to achieve though. Makes my...
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    As far as I recall, John Harrison's first marine chronometer, which had to be sufficiently accurate to allow navigators to determine...
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    I was chatting to a landscape gardener friend here last week & he recounted a conversation he'd recently had with a client. The client...
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    used a lot for sheaves in blocks in rigging etc, and also policeman's truncheons. Us in the Senior Service weren't allowed truncheons...
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    I could spend several days and a few hundred pounds on plants, dig in a couple of tons of compost, prune this and that and the client...
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    when I was learning it was classed as a softwood. Amazing stuff, used a bearings/glands on screw propeller shafts as it was self lubricating
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