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      fian replied to the thread Keeping Warre's commercially.
      First we must clarify what we mean by the Warre method and, regardless of the box size, the only two actions in its management are: A...
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      fian reacted to rolande's post in the thread Keeping Warre's commercially with Like Like.
      Yet people have made money with warres, it's the individual that makes it work or not, my point has consistently been that I don't think...
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      fian replied to the thread Keeping Warre's commercially.
      In the Portuguese system there are 3 heights (260/200 and 130) and two configurations: A. lusitano/classico with nest at 260 and supers...
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      fian replied to the thread Where are the wasps?.
      Be careful, this drop in nests may be a symptom of the consolidation of the velutina in the UK, now that they have managed to get...
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      fian replied to the thread God I love growing our own.
      In the first photo in the background towards me there is tomato, red beet, eggplant and lettuce. In the second from the background are...
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      fian replied to the thread God I love growing our own.
      Some photos of the garden.
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      fian replied to the thread Latest time to buy bees.
      You shouldn't have any problems collecting some honey, although the main flow will be citrus (orange, lemon). From where I live it is a...
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      fian replied to the thread Latest time to buy bees.
      Remember to look for a registered beekeeper and order swarms for March/June. When you go to pick them up, ask them to issue you the...
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      fian replied to the thread To swarm or not to swarm.
      B is still possible, for safety I would remove the cut queen to a nucleus. Once the replacement is complete, decide whether to eliminate...
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      In its first paragraph it indicates that they are in a time of pollen shortage. The workers cannibalize the offspring to keep the...
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      fian replied to the thread To swarm or not to swarm.
      Day 18 without eggs means that your trimmed queen has stopped laying on day 15. Hypothesis A: The queen has swarmed and as her...
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      First I would review the extremes (the weakest and the one with the greatest number of supers). If you want to solve the problem of the...
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      fian replied to the thread Asian Hornet trap bycatch.
      The defensive behavior that the wasps show in the video is the same that the Japanese honey bee has with respect to the mandarin hornet...
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      fian reacted to Antipodes's post in the thread Not new just back with Like Like.
      After you take all your protective gear off, look out for bees on your suit etc. and any irritated bees still about, because not...
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      Simply that the queen was not there and you also broke the status quo of the hive by introducing a breeding frame and separating nurses...
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