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      EastEndBees reacted to Martimart's post in the thread Dadant Hives with Haha Haha.
      They have Becks in Germany which is very nice.
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      EastEndBees reacted to Erichalfbee's post in the thread New queen - whats happening? with Like Like.
      Agree with Val. She needs to go
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      EastEndBees reacted to pargyle's post in the thread Dadant Hives with Like Like.
      Not all nationals end up on double brood ...I use 14 x 12 and I never need double brood. Plus, if you use a dummy frame at the end...
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      EastEndBees replied to the thread Dadant Hives.
      The Dadant beekeepers generally (I’d say 90%) keep buckfast. Medium sized overwintering strength (just a little bit bigger than Carnica)...
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      EastEndBees replied to the thread Dadant Hives.
      I think with 14x12 the basics are actually quite similar to Dadant - Dadant just gives you that little bit of extra freedom by having...
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      EastEndBees replied to the thread Dadant Hives.
      No I mean German Standard frames (Deutsch Normalmaß) - they are a bit shorter than Zander but a tiny bit bigger than Nationals. It's a...
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      EastEndBees replied to the thread Dadant Hives.
      You must be fast then and I assume no double brood box? For me it’s the difference between checking 6-8 Dadant frames of brood (or 1-2...
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      EastEndBees replied to the thread Dadant Hives.
      Thanks all for the replies! After quite some digging, it seems that the ones I want (12 brood frames) aren’t even available in the UK so...
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      EastEndBees reacted to roche's post in the thread Dadant Hives with Like Like.
      I tried Dadant and did not do very well with them, probably due to my own inexperience at the time. I came to the conclusion that the...
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      EastEndBees replied to the thread Alighting Boards.
      I’d always put some sort of landing strip in front of the hive entrances. Especially when temperatures are low and it’s been raining you...
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      EastEndBees reacted to enrico's post in the thread new frames v old frames with Like Like.
      Pop them in the solar melter, quick scrape and new wax in. Don't see the problem
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      EastEndBees replied to the thread East London.
      I was just super interested in animals from a young age and we had half a zoo at the time anyways so it was just one more thing my...
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      EastEndBees reacted to Ian123's post in the thread East London with Like Like.
      Similar to me, girls and beer did enforce some years off in my early 20s
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      EastEndBees replied to the thread East London.
      I did! I spent a few summers at the bees with a beekeeper before and then a whole year when I was 11. When I was 12 I got my first hive...
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      EastEndBees replied to the thread Queen sickness?.
      I’d be quite minded to do a shook swarm now - something’s not going right within those hives and I don’t think they’ll make it through...
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