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    Apiary Barrier Fencing

    Scaffold netting is good, and it's cheap. We used it around the association hives to great effect. 20m x 3m roll cost £45 various colours available.
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    Bradford BKA 2012 Beekeeping courses for Beginners

    Hi There Bradford BKA www.bfdbka.org.uk Courses for new beekeepers, to be held at Bradford University. Weekend course 19th & 20th may 10am-4pm Evening course 21st -24th May 6.30pm - 9pm Cost will be £105 including 12 months association membership (which also includes Yorkshire & BBKA...
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    Bradford BKA

    Our winter course starts Oct. 2011 - each session is on the first Tuesday of the month at Bradford University. 7.00 - 9.00 pm Please check "bradford beekeepers" website for full details etc Oct 4th The Bees - how does a bee colony work? The types of bees found in the hive Look in a hive -...
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    Phoenix from the flames

    Just A quick update for those interested. I put these into a TB nuc with some feed and most of the bee's just kept in a ball in the corner and have not been banging along with comb building subsequently it has been hard to spot a queen. Checked yesterday after another week and found nice comb on...
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    FREE SUGAR - Tesco

    I spoke to Morrisons head office a couple of months back about getting damaged bags put to one side, they ok'ed it and gave me contact details for our local stores, I wrote to them and was informed that it was a head office matter! After doing the e-mail run around for a couple of weeks I...
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    Phoenix from the flames

    Just set them up with a nice feed of ambrosia, will have a good look for HM in a couple of days. If no joy in finding her, I am lucky as in I picked up a nice little swarm 3 weeks ago with a 2010 marked queen so they will get united to boost strengh.
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    Phoenix from the flames

    Got the call this morning at 9.20 from a nice asian lady asking if I could deal with a big ball of Bee's that were attached to a small tree in her sister in laws front garden. After establishing exactly what I was dealing with (nice footbal sized swarm 3' from the ground :drool5:) I agreed that...
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    Tip of the Day.......

    Also speak to your local carpet shop ( I own one so I know)! Most of the tufted carpet comes with a natural hessian backing and there are always tailends left on rolls from when they run the the rolls through the backing machine. I currently have a 750KG bale that I use to give chunks from to...
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    TBH - entrance?

    I've got a 4' TBH which has a main central entrace on one side (3 holes), on the opposite side I put in a entrance at either side (1 hole). The thinking was that I could run a nuc from one side of the hive or introduce a swarm that I had brought on in a top bar nuc. One great thing which I would...
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    Equipment

    You could try Leeds BKA they have their shop open on Wednesdays & Saturdays. Its at Temple Newsam. Check the website first for opening times though.
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    What is your worst experience re: bee behaviour

    Looking at a bee on my veil and thinking "something looks funny about that bee" at that point I realized it was on the inside! She at the same time jumped over and pinged me on the cheek.
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    Yorkshire Beehives

    Paul made me a TBH which he adapted to my spec with a built in a viewing window and other tweaks, all in cedar. Top quality work at a great price, he is a great guy who used to produce all custom furniture so quality is not a issue. I could not reccomend him highly enough
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    Polystyrene hive

    It's just the extra hassle it involves, ordering at the wrong price and then trying to sort a refund + it's more work for the poor guy at WPF. I imagine he is under enough stress trying to sort out his new VAT status & website!
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    Polystyrene hive

    Many thanks for your quick reply,
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