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  1. M

    Newbie from Norfolk

    LOL, thats the worry though isnt it. I keep thinking about it "all going wrong" as some posts have mentioned. Most grateful for you information. I think IF I did do it Id like the top bar method.
  2. M

    Newbie from Norfolk

    Thanks Poly, thats a comfort
  3. M

    Newbie from Norfolk

    Very grateful to everyones input and encouragement. I think may be first step is the course. By the way, they have three courses, one is the practical 8 week one and I think they really need you to go in twos for that one and OH wouldnt know when he would be home in time to get to it. The ten...
  4. M

    Newbie from Norfolk

    Bless you. Im amazed when I read how people just seem to jump into it without any training - Id want to have a good working knowledge before commitment -
  5. M

    Newbie from Norfolk

    Hello, so kind of you all to be encouraging. I think I am feeling a bit overwhelmed when I heard just how much you have to know/do and- silly I know - I even felt quite sad at the thought of those little guys dying after 6 months flogging themselves to death (or 6 weeks the chap said in the...
  6. M

    Newbie from Norfolk

    Thanks everyone. Have been told there are places left at the college. Will spend a bit more time researching on here. Poly, sorry, I use guys in the generic way meaning people - it comes from being on so many forums re my other hobby. :)
  7. M

    Newbie from Norfolk

    Hi, well I think Ive fallen at the first hurdle guys, sorry.:redface: Visited a local beekeeper yesterday. Out of 3 hives only one made it through the winter and the bees were very active when we were there - however he has pointed out potential problems with things like our dogs and the...
  8. M

    Newbie from Norfolk

    So kind of you Tony. Will speak to husband about it. Thanks for everyones very kind input. 3 ft 3 mile rule, must look that up :) AH: If you want to move the hive you can move it up to three feet and they can find it, but if you need to move it further it must be over three miles or they...
  9. M

    Newbie from Norfolk

    Many thanks people (and for the very kind invite Tony). Am slightly concerned now over the "tales of woe" scenario for those with hives in their gardens. :leaving: I am about 8 miles south of Norwich - I have been told of someone with a hive in their garden the other side of this small town...
  10. M

    Newbie from Norfolk

    Thanks people. I am surprised how so many people seem to have hives other than on their own land.
  11. M

    Newbie from Norfolk

    Hello everyone - Im interested in beekeeping from my garden (in a small Norfolk town) which is 400 ft long x 45 ft wide, surrounded by high hedge/trees, is SW facing and has a pond and ditches. Would this be a suitable situation AND as we have neighbours, does anyone have problems with...
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