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    Fed up of the sniping?

    Doesn't a Google Search box or something similar simply take the new beek off onto the internet to look for help instead of the forum? If so what is the purpose of a forum?
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    Wasp catching jam jars

    So a pile of crushed apples near a hive doesn't increase the wasp population in that area and therefore more likely to attack the hive
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    Wasp catching jam jars

    Remebering the way my grandmother used to catch wasps, the old jam jar left dirty with some water added to about half way. Then a small hole punched in the lid. The wasps went in but couldn't get out and drown in the water. Does anyone know if honey bees will do the same thing? If I place...
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    Herbal treatment of varoa

    What is the herbal remedy. You could argue Thymol is herbal as it is found naturally in plants such as Thymes, Oregano and Bergamot, but I would be interested to know more
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    Get Your Entrance Reducers In Or Get Wasp Trouble

    Now then you mention jam jars, presumeably the old jam in water and a small hole in the lid. I know this catches wasps, do honey bees get attracted to this as well?
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    Queen Pheramones

    So the bees know straight away that she's gone. How long then before they start to make queen cells and arrange for replacements that the bee keeper would notice. Is that straight away also?
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    Queen Pheramones

    Thanks that's a good tip I will try to remeber
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    Queen Pheramones

    That's quick then . . . Thought it might take a few days to clear before they changed their behaviour
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    Queen Pheramones

    :hat: Can anyone enlighten me as to how long it takes from the Queen being absent in the hive before her pheramones fade and the workers start to create Queen cells?
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    Fed up of the sniping?

    As a new bee keeper I look to the forums to help answer some prety important questions and tap into the wealth of experience amongst you. Some of my questions have kindly been answered (all different as you'd expect) but it always seem to degrade into a slanging match. Then the thread just...
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    Disadvantages of Beekeeping

    Becoming so nervous as a new bee keeper that you put some impossible stains on the inside of your bee suit that not even Ariel can remove!
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    Queen Excluder Orientation?

    What was the original thread? Reading the replies I thank you all for your comments on my oringinal thread concerning the orientation of the QE. It does seem to have gone slightly off topic, and perhaps off colour but I would like to try and conclude something from this. May I assume that on...
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    Queen Excluder Orientation?

    Boy, now you've confused the issue further. So in a National hive what would be best?
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    Queen Excluder Orientation?

    Looks like I have both options provided. There is no real effect on the way it works then, so it doesn't matter if I put it back a different way
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    Queen Excluder Orientation?

    As a complete new bee, I was looking at the Queen Excluder with its long slots in relation to the brood chamber beneath. My question is, does the way the QE is placed in relation to the frames below matter i.e. right angles to the frames below or in line and parallel with them? Any help much...
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    cheap hive on Amazon

    Well as a new bee starting out on the cheap I bought the Thornes Ebay special National for £150. This was very similar to the Amazon one. The Queen Excluder I have is a plastic one, this looks different. Yes I got the frames and varroa mesh included, but this can't be bad for someone starting...
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    Help bees dont like me.

    So not something I should really concern myself with in the short term, with so much else on the go. Thank you for explaining it
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    Help bees dont like me.

    What ..? As a very new Bee keeper, I am not familiar with this. Can someone explain what a manipulation cloth is please?
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