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    Oxalic Acid

    So if you use OA to keep your hive clean by sublimation regardless of weather you have Bees in the hive or not you are not braking the law. Happy new Year one and all .😷😷
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    Smoker fuel

    shredded paper with a scud of green grass as a filter to cool the smoke :sifone:
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    Post swarm advice

    Queen or no Queen Hi add a frame of eggs from another hive if they make a Queen Cell you will no you have lost the Queen, If you have got a Queen they should not make Queen cells, Check it about a week after adding the frame of eggs.:seeya:
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    spacers

    Spacer and Frames Hi all just thought I would add my six pennith, First I use plastic spacers on metal runners in the National brood box's and Hoffman self spacing frames in commerercial brood box's, I use all national supers and this year for the first time I started using Manley self spacing...
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    Queen excluders.

    I use Thornes and at only £7.04 + vat it's a steel pardon the pun! Wire Queen Excluder Queen excluders are vital pieces of beekeeping equipment and do exactly as their name implies. They exclude the queen from parts of the hive as and when the beekeeper requires. This is because the queen is...
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    Thymol Varroa Treatment.

    Thymol Treatment Alternative Varroa Treatment 2 Parts Thymol 1 Part Surgical Spirit USE DIGITAL SCALES AND 10 ML SYRINGE AS OVERDOSE WILL KILL BEE’S Example 500gms Thymol + 250gms Surgical Spirit Dissolve Thymol in Surgical spirit, Use 8 ml in a syringe on two kitchen towel Squares folded down...
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    Thymol Varroa Treatment.

    Thymol Treatment Alternative Varroa Treatment 2 Parts Thymol 1 Part Surgical Spirit USE DIGITAL SCALES AND 10 ML SYRINGE AS OVERDOSE WILL KILL BEE’S Example 500gms Thymol + 250gms Surgical Spirit Dissolve Thymol in Surgical spirit, Use 8 ml in a syringe on two kitchen towel Squares folded...
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