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    So do I. Very tragic and sad day.
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    Which budget wood hive

    It is mostly down to momentum/inertia. "That's what everyone uses so I will too". If you want a cheap, easily-constructed hive system, consider the Rose Hive. Same footprint as BS National, so uses the same stands, floors, crown boards and roofs. Frames and foundation available from Thornes.
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    High mite count

    Yes of course ther (sic) are. From Api Bioxal instructions: 10. WITHDRAWAL PERIOD Honey: Zero days Zero-day withdrawal refers to a label indication that allows entry of edible tissues/animal products into the food chain without regard to the time of last drug administration. (VICH GL 56...
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    BeeBase, the Good the Bad and the Ugly !

    But you did blame him anyway!
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    Sale/Quality of foundation

    It is not a good idea to use all foundationless frames in a box at the same time. They should be placed alternately with drawn frames (or foundation if you are just starting out and don't have any), otherwise the bees will get creative with the comb!
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    Sale/Quality of foundation

    1. It is cheaper! 2. The bees can draw whatever comb they want. 3. Drawing comb without foundation is more natural - the bees work at the lower edge of the comb, unlike on foundation, where they work on the face. 4. I find the bees usually draw foundationless comb quicker than foundation. 5. No...
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    A way to combat CBPV?

    AFB is not caused by a virus
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    The next day...

    Doctor: "We have bad news and good news. The bad news is we amputated the wrong leg! The good news is the other leg is getting better." :)
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    Stainless steel honey press?

    That is a regular de-capping tool. Not rubbish, it works well.
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    Maisie's Sale

    Repeal Barnett.
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    Honey price

    I sell some of my honey at a local museum gift shop. I supply it sale-or-return, so there is no risk for them and I charge them the same price as I sell it (£7.50/454g).
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    Selling Lip Balm

    Not me! I don't even use foundation anymore.
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    Soda / bicarb

    Washing Soda is Sodium Carbonate. N.B. Do not confuse with Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Sodium Hydroxide (Caustic Soda), Soda Pop (Coca Cola) or Soda Bread!
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    Preferred fuel for smoker

    Stick a cork in it This arrangement on my toolbox also stops the hot parts from touching anything and starting a fire.
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    What's flowering as forage in your area

    Finally, the Ivy is out in Suffolk.