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    charentejohn replied to the thread Is this normal for October?.
    Surprised me too, loads of Ivy pollen here in mid France one hive not madly busy the other pushing past each other through 7cm wide...
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    Anyway :) Thanks for the info on the entrance as I have been looking all over for a simple explanation and dimensions. Loads of photos...
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    charentejohn replied to the thread Nationwide abandoned hives..
    True enough but registration is not a great imposition and is a big help, not intrusive as they just want to know what hives are where...
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    charentejohn replied to the thread Nationwide abandoned hives..
    On the original question of what to do with possibly abandoned hives. Easiest way is to put a note with your phone number in a plastic...
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    Don't like the idea of no veil, always seem to go for the face generally, and why is it often my ear. Glasses won't help as they land...
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    I invested in a bee jacket as quick on-off, just in case. Have stared to skip the gloves most times now as they usually go for the...
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    charentejohn replied to the thread Disability Beekeeping..
    I have warre hives (just as not intending to harvest) and they have the advantage of the smaller boxes and so less weight. They come...
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    Just seen this, excellent article as I wondered if this was possible. Even better as I live in France :) I wondered if someone could...
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    charentejohn replied to the thread Treatment Free.
    My hive has the same, again can't measure cell size but they do drone cells in random clumps. Smaller cells means less time for varroa...
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    charentejohn replied to the thread Treatment Free.
    Couple of points raised, I think they build the cell size they want rather than a set size. I read that bees were bred larger once as...
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    charentejohn replied to the thread Treatment Free.
    On the cavity size question my first bees adopted me by occupying a bird roosting box. That said they weren't the best at evaluating a...
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    charentejohn replied to the thread Treatment Free.
    I remember the OP was on commercial TF keeping and I mentioned Scot McPherson earlier in this thread. He has a facebook page with a lot...
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    charentejohn replied to the thread Treatment Free.
    Just seen this and in answer to the original question, now long lost, about any commercial TF keepers (from USA not UK) try Scot Mc...
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    charentejohn replied to the thread Treatment Free.
    The link to the article you said is here (from 2016) but much has been researched since then. Scientists determine how to control...
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    charentejohn replied to the thread Treatment Free.
    Sorry to have reistated this, just wanted to pass on the video from Scot for those who are interested. Those not interested don't have...
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