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    thorn replied to the thread Apivar clarification.
    I've now received clarification from Veto-Pharma. If you only leave the supers on for the bees over winter, it's okay. If you want extra...
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    Are you sure it's not asbestos you're thinking about? That's a well documented problem.
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    To deviate further, back in the 1980s I defended Arthur Scargill's cousin in a dangerous dog case. I sent my articled clerk into the...
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    thorn replied to the thread What would you do, 3 Q- colonies.
    Interestingly, last week I had two colonies without eggs or brood in any stage. Obviously queenless, thought I. What shall I do? i gave...
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    thorn replied to the thread Missing Queen.
    Yesterday I found two hives to be without brood or eggs, save for a few sealed cells. If there's no change by the middle of next week...
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    thorn replied to the thread Very sticky hive problem.
    All of my hive in all three apiaries, have produced much more propolis than usual, to the extent that my bee buddy is now harvesting it...
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    thorn replied to the thread Honey at 20%.
    If your container is sealed, it defeats the object. How can the moisture get out? Take the lid off and drape a thin cloth across the...
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    thorn replied to the thread Apivar clarification.
    I did ask the question of Veto-Pharma, who I believe produce Apivar, but they ignored it.
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    I find Gwenyn Gruffydd's beekeeping videos interesting and useful. I don't follow the farming side of his output. I also follow Black...
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    thorn replied to the thread Apivar clarification.
    The New Zealand Apivar website says it is recommended that it is used when the honey supers are not present so as to convey the image of...
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    thorn replied to the thread The season isn't over yet.
    The bees have been hitting the Japanese anemones hard for a month now. I don't know how much they get from them. The brambles were good...
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    thorn posted the thread Honey dryer in Honey Questions.
    My bee buddy and I have three apiaries. one has given us honey that's measured at 19.3%, and I'd like to reduce it. even The least...
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    thorn replied to the thread Queen in super.
    Perhaps it's the bees' way of telling you to forget about QXs entirely and try the Rose method.
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    thorn replied to the thread Apivar clarification.
    But as all the honey in the nadired super will be consumed over the winter, that won't get into the food chain either. The cells are...
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    I'm about to put apivar strips in my hives. The instructions say it should be used when the supers are not on the hives. Could someone...
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