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      Jimmy reacted to jarmo henttu's post in the thread Cleaning Poly hives after Efb with Like Like.
      You can soak the hive box wall one by one into 10 cm deep liquid and then turn the side. No need to make 150 litre dosage. Langstroth...
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      Jimmy replied to the thread Cleaning Poly hives after Efb.
      I'm currently disinfecting a load of poly kit and using Tesco bleach. The label says 4.6g/l sodium hypochlorite so I'm diluting 2 litres...
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      Jimmy reacted to Sutty's post in the thread Moving hives with Like Like.
      I can't see your other post from this morning anywhere. If you have plenty of screen mesh couldn't you just split the hive up eg brood...
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      Jimmy replied to the thread Moving hives.
      I moved double brood hives + supers a few years ago at this time of year. I was blessed with a cold wet day with no bee flight and no...
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      Jimmy reacted to pargyle's post in the thread Moving hives with Like Like.
      Very carefully - it's your back you need to worry about. Have you got a hive barrow ? Ideally you want some means of transporting...
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      Jimmy reacted to Wilco's post in the thread Old discarded frames wanted... with Like Like.
      Just use some lemongrass oil.
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      Jimmy reacted to JamezF's post in the thread Old discarded frames wanted... with Like Like.
      If you focus on getting stuff like the cavity size, entrance size and suchlike right (I've always had more success with bait hives in...
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      Jimmy replied to the thread Old discarded frames wanted....
      As comments above, also search for Tom Seeley bait hives and there's a Cornell Univ leaflet with recommendations for size, location...
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      Jimmy reacted to Erichalfbee's post in the thread Queens with Like Like.
      After the untimely death of legend ( well locally, anyway) beekeeper Ricky Wilson his son Rob has carried on and has queens to sell this...
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      Jimmy reacted to ericbeaumont's post in the thread How much stores should be left? with Like Like.
      General minimum for a National hive in season is two DN frames, about 5kg, which is said to be sufficient for a colony for one week...
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      Jimmy reacted to jenkinsbrynmair's post in the thread Beekeeping day courses with Like Like.
      Why? And this isn't OTT? especially if the administrator hasn't a clue about first aid.
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      Jimmy reacted to Erichalfbee's post in the thread Beekeeping day courses with Like Like.
      These are on script only. You can’t just have one in your bee box.
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      Jimmy reacted to Garry R's post in the thread Pot-shot ID, please with Like Like.
      A few yeats ago I had some idiot who decided that they would use a hive of mine for target practice with an airgun. I found about half...
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      Jimmy replied to the thread Wax and syrup.
      I'd hold onto any frames of stores for a few weeks at least. It might be spring like for a few days now but if it turns wet and cool a...
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      Matt Ridley's article was interesting IMHO, banning one class of pesticide in the hope of limiting pesticide use is not a black and...
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