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    Slow year??

    I am in north Essex and a lot of local farms have switched from osr. Which seems to have made a difference. Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk
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    Building a hive for filming

    Long exposure will give lots of motion blur. The higher iso camera you can get the better. for faster shutter speeds. Good luck.
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    Hello from Essex

    Where abouts in Essex? Im in Colchester Sent from my C2105 using Tapatalk
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    CREE LED torch upsetting bees?

    Yep they use switch mode power supplies Which oscillate between 200 hz and 5 Mhz + Sent from my GT-N5110 using Tapatalk
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    Hive Web cam

    You probably need to look at an iP cctv camera. As it's waterproof and designed to go outside. Runs off 12 v (so battery maybe with small solar panel) Can link via wifi If you have no router , wifi Then you will have to go, standalone I.e Record to sd card type camera or a camera with similar...
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    Crystallised supers - what to do.

    Thanks all. Will get a super on each of the strong hives then. Sent from my C2105 using Tapatalk
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    Crystallised supers - what to do.

    Hi Enrico. They are off the hives, its what was spun out last year. Just not until I went through them this year I realised how heavy/full they are, compared to empty/not crystallised drawn frames. Could well be OSR, from last year.
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    Crystallised supers - what to do.

    Did first inspection all coming on well. As an aside it is March isnt, not May? Anway a lot of my supers still have crystallised honey, they are very heavy compared to other empty drawn supers. What are the options? 1. Melt down start again. 2. Spray each well with water and put back on, for...
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    apiary needed

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    apiary needed

    Might be worth contacting a few local farms. Which was what we did to find apiary. A nice note threw a few doors got us a few sites. Good luck. Sent from my C2105 using Tapatalk 4
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    Extracting honey without an extractor

    I have drained a few I missed after extracting. Oops. Cut the cappings off and put frame upside down in a large container. I.e. Opposite way up to in super. Got quite a lot out and did not have to damage the drawn comb. Sent from my C2105 using Tapatalk 2
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    At what rate are supers going on

    3 hives with a super on each. Just started to work them, a little uncapped honey. Fourth hive has an almost full super. With a second on at the weekend. North Essex Sent from my ST21i using Tapatalk 2
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    OSR Watch

    1 single flower in a complete field of OSR, next to the apiary. All only 6 inches tall, if that. North Essex
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    Number Plate

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    Swarm under exisiting hive - removal/rehome

    Well went back last night and the bees had gone from underneath the hive. I still covered up the stand below the hive opening, just in case that stops it happening again. Added another second super below the first super, to give them more room. The hive I tried to move them to during the...