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    Museum hive?

    Thanks also for the other tip-offs of other observation hives! Its a good place to start looking as a newbie methinks!
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    Museum hive?

    That's the one I was thinking of - thank you very much for reminding me! After some googling - for the sake of posterity and for people wanting to visit if they are around that way - its officially called Market Hall Museum in Warwick. :cheers2: Cheers abeale!
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    Museum hive?

    Hello a year or two ago I went to a museum somewhere in England which had a clear perspex beehive in it on the top floor - but I can't remember where the museum was! Does anyone else know the museum I refer to? It was a smallish museum, i.e., not one of the biggies like the Natural History...
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    Honey for sale in Kent?

    Hmm, good point - I hadn't thought about that! Hmmm.... How about organic polytunnel-only bees' honey?
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    Honey for sale in Kent?

    I've been looking very closely at supermarket jar sizes and prices this week and there's a lot of funny business going on, hence why I thought it'd be best to just be upfront and state what price and for what weight. For example, my local "Express" supermarket is selling a well known brand of...
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    Homemade skep?

    Hey good ideas people - reduce, reuse, recycle! Here is the original page that I was referring to at the beginning of the thread - I wasn't sure about posting the link as the first time I posted a link on this forum, I was berated and chastised by Admin! Anyway, here it is...
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    Honey for sale in Kent?

    Hello people of Kent, I'm looking to sample various honey from around our county as and when I run out of honey at home to eat (haven't started bee-keeping just yet!). I'd like to know what price you are selling at (and for how much in weight terms), and where/when I can get it. Just leave...
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    Homemade skep?

    I saw this excellent webpage today on how to make your own skep out of straw and cord made out of brambles - for that traditional medieval beehive look! Has anyone had any experience of this in practice? I'm thinking about making one and just leaving it at the bottom of the garden to see whether...
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    Hello from another new member!

    Great - I only ask about squirrels as they will be one of the many likely animals to naturally encounter the hive in a woodland and as they are so damn pesky for the health of trees, I was beginning to wonder if they cause any mischief to hives. Thank you for your input. Any other woodland...
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    Hello from another new member!

    Thanks for this info - that makes a lot of sense. Do you know whether squirrels eat bees / honey? Also, whilst I'm here - this will sound daft to all of you, but I'm guessing bees don't go out at night (I suppose because flowers close up and probably because the bees navigate by the sun...
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    Hello from another new member!

    Thanks for the replies people - that exploded diagram was quite good for a beginner. I'm still confused as to why the roof isn't slanted though (i.e., like on most houses to help the rain drip off...). But fair-dos. I'm worried about vandalism in the woodland scenario because being isolated...
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    Hello from another new member!

    Well it sounds like I've come to the right place then, I prefer informal places where its better to ask than not to. No such thing as a silly question and all that! I'm probably going to be a pain in the bum for a while asking loads of questions, but bear with me until I get into it! So, first...
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    Hello from another new member!

    Oh blimey - here we go - only 2 posts and I've caused a scene! Nevermind, I'm quite used to forums and newsgroups, so its all part of the banter, although other new members not used to forums might wonder what on earth that was all about! I didn't realise that links to other sites were not...
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    Hello from another new member!

    Thanks for your input RoofTops :) What generally concerns me before I start anything is what is there to go wrong - not to put me off entirely, but what challenges there are to face. This gives me a good starting point in trying to prevent those things from happening in the first place and so...
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    Hello from another new member!

    Hello Everyone! I'm interested in possibly getting bees to keep at some stage. Where's the best place to start reading? I'm going to be interested in getting them for one or two (or possibly both) different areas - one in the middle of a largish wood, the other in a field in the open...
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