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    crayfish in the midlands

    Hi Pete When I was a lad we played down Sandwell valley, the mine was still active and we would ride down the slag heap on our bikes, there was a big fishing pond there we called it wasan pool (swan pool) it was feed by one or two small streams these used to be full of crayfish, don’t know if...
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    Hivemaker and Tom Bick beware!

    Is the description (Please note the majestic clean lines and microscopic attention to detail.) for the woodwork or the plastic bee escape? I must be missing something here because on the David A. Cushman website there are loads of bee escapes of different designs, it also as the one used by...
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    Hivemaker and Tom Bick beware!

    this might help? http://www.*****************/bee/lozengeescapebd.html here is the missing bit: dave - cushman dot net
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    Brushed Off

    I was not thinking of this as a total cure for varroa but a tool to help reduce the overall numbers of varroa mites, but the post from Midland Beek: (In any bee colony it is only the older bees that go out foraging; perhaps about 50% of all the bees in a colony. Now if you were a varroa mite...
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    Hivemaker and Tom Bick beware!

    Please tell me this is NOT a wind-up
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    New hive with foundation. Leaving out!

    If you change 30% of the old black frames as you say where in the hive would the black frames be, in the middle of the hive, or on the outer frames. I only ask as a novice because as I understand it the queen tends to lay mainly on the middle frames and less on the outer frames, If this is the...
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    Thinking of buying my beehives from this company

    I have nothing against new technology but I am a bit of a traditionalist and like the look of wood but I bet your bees a nice and warm in the winter.
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    Thinking of buying my beehives from this company

    Thanks for the reply and link but there was not much in the replies about the quality of their beehives
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    Thinking of buying my beehives from this company

    Hi Thinking of buying my beehives from this company http://www.caddon-hives.co.uk/about.html the price looks ok and the hives look very well made, anyone know of them or purchased a hive from them. Thanks
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    Brushed Off

    On the subject of bees and the varroa mite I thought this was quite a good video for beginners http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7304562435786960616#
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    video link?

    Thank you Hivemaker
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    video link?

    Is it ok to post a link to a Google video of bees and the varrao mite?
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    Brushed Off

    So it looks like it’s an old idea, they say the best ideas have already been done, Looks like I wont be making my fortune out of the idea then. Although I could come up with a super duper sort of walk through car wash for bees!!
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    Brushed Off

    Hi I have a small amount of hands on beekeeping experience helping my uncle with his bees when I was a lad , I have read a couple of books on the subject and was thinking about getting back into beekeeping. Now keep in mind that I am no where near as knowledgeable as some of the people on...
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    metal tool protection oils

    WD40 works for me every time.
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