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  1. johnnythefridge

    Mated queen wanted

    Mated queen wanted :-) b63 area preferred. Regards John 07920112307
  2. johnnythefridge

    Collected Swarm, should I buy a queen or wait.

    OK, there was a viable queen in the swarm, they have filled one 14x12 with brood and are well on the way to filling the 2nd one that i put on. The have even put half of one frames worth of Honey in the super. Question now is: Should I shoot for overwintering them as one colony or make plans to...
  3. johnnythefridge

    Collected Swarm, should I buy a queen or wait.

    Seems to be filling up the box nicely.
  4. johnnythefridge

    Post Your Swarm Loses Here!

    Swarm Collected Yesterday (13/06/2014) I collected a swarm from a bush at DY2 8QR.
  5. johnnythefridge

    Collected Swarm, should I buy a queen or wait.

    I don't know for sure if I managed to scoop up the queen with the rest of the swarm... fingers crossed hey ! ...
  6. johnnythefridge

    Collected Swarm, should I buy a queen or wait.

    They were doing the Nasonoft gland fanning thing quite nicely ... so there might be hope yet.
  7. johnnythefridge

    Collected Swarm, should I buy a queen or wait.

    I arrived at 19:00 to see a swarm in a thorny bush. I suited up and lit my smoker. I put my travelling box on the floor near to the swarm and then reached into the bush with both hands and lifted a christmas pudding sized lump of bees before putting it into my traveling box. I then lifted out a...
  8. johnnythefridge

    Collected Swarm, should I buy a queen or wait.

    Hi All, I have just collected a swarm from DY2 8QR. Should I wait to see if I managed to collect a viable queen, or should I hedge my bets and buy a laying queen and be done with it ? The details of the heist: I arrived at 19:00 to see a swarm in a thorny bush. I suited up and lit my smoker...
  9. johnnythefridge

    Parrot?

    Depends on how good your aim is.
  10. johnnythefridge

    aggressive bees

    I'm sure that everyone knows this already, but I'd just like to point out that petol is very volatile. It vaporises rapidly and it's vapour is heavier than air, it flows down to the lowest level and crawls along the floor, ofen this vapur is much further away from the place that the perol was...
  11. johnnythefridge

    tarmac

    A tea tray with newspaper on top placed under the car's engine and gearbox over a weekend might show if there was still oil falling from it.
  12. johnnythefridge

    stupid girls

    You could always try putting some disgusting water closer to the hive than the drain grate. Sometimes animals like stinky water rather than the fashionably clean stuff....
  13. johnnythefridge

    Fondant...

    I think that there should be an E number for water, just to make it impossible for food resellers to claim that their products are free of E numbers...
  14. johnnythefridge

    Ham Radio and Bee Keepers

    Freq ... band I dont think we are too hung up on the freq. If anyone feels strongly and would like to nominate another frequency or band then just say the word ...
  15. johnnythefridge

    Ham Radio and Bee Keepers

    Preference I like to batter my fish.
  16. johnnythefridge

    Ham Radio and Bee Keepers

    Do over on 7.120MHz at 10:30am on Sunday for those at a loose end and in reach of suitable equipment.... Regards G7JMZ ...
  17. johnnythefridge

    Ham Radio and Bee Keepers

    I'm working 7.1173 MHz
  18. johnnythefridge

    Ham Radio and Bee Keepers

    ok ... what frequency are we shooting for .... as we have an Italian Gentleman contesting on 7.1200 ?
  19. johnnythefridge

    Ham Radio and Bee Keepers

    7.120 MHz it is ... at 10:30 ....
  20. johnnythefridge

    Ham Radio and Bee Keepers

    Hi, My call is G7JMZ. I'm set up for HF and VHF. free for QSO most evenings.
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