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  1. The Poot

    Veil advice

    You’re not wrong👓🤣
  2. The Poot

    What did you do in the Apiary today?

    Dug a small, but stubborn tree out, including roots, with a spade and a mattock, ten feet away from hive 3 with bees coming and going. I was completely ignored. So pleased as a new queen was raised in August and I am unsure of the colony’s temperament.
  3. The Poot

    Too early to be inspecting?

    At least his bees won’t need to forage for water.
  4. The Poot

    Veil advice

    I couldn’t see eggs until I bit the bullet and bought varifocals
  5. The Poot

    Oxalic with supers on.

    Where in Dorset are you? Have you made contact with your local association- I’m sure they could put you in touch with someone with vaping gear. I’m in Dorset, but not West and would be happy to help if lockdown rules allowed.
  6. The Poot

    Thanks to hedgerow honey.

    Looks like you’ve got some serious woodworking to do...
  7. The Poot

    What did you do in the Apiary today?

    Good for you. The boxes look good too👍
  8. The Poot

    What colour is your bee suit?

    Another sage green here, plus a white one two sizes too big as a back up. (If I encounter really nasty bees I could wear them both).
  9. The Poot

    Brood, brood and a 1/2 or double brood box

    Having gone the brood and a half route with a couple of mine, I have experienced the constraints it brings with two sizes of frames in the brood area. I would suggest double brood as a better way forward if your bees are prolific. Certainly sounds a promising position to be in.
  10. The Poot

    What did you do in the Apiary today?

    Hi Beeno, I had a rat looking in at me through my patio doors yesterday....I will be recovering my rat trap from my daughter at the weekend😳
  11. The Poot

    5G and Above

    Glad I brought that up now😀
  12. The Poot

    What did you do in the Apiary today?

    Have a word with Beeno about the pigeons....😃
  13. The Poot

    Happy St David's Day ?

    If they paid the French £28 million, they could “escort“ them to Cornwall instead of Kent. But then it wouldn’t be “cheap“ migrant labour....
  14. The Poot

    Dead Bee-Hives over the winter with almost no corpses.

    Thanks Jenks, that‘s clarified it for me.
  15. The Poot

    5G and Above

    Groovy new avatar👍
  16. The Poot

    5G and Above

    Ah! I knew you’d say that.😃
  17. The Poot

    Dead Bee-Hives over the winter with almost no corpses.

    Beyond me I’m afraid. It looks like a disease in the first set of pictures Second set could prove starvation as no signs of stores. But why so few corpses? Could the failings happened before Winter? Did the bees get wiped out by wasps/hornets late Autumn? Just guesses really....
  18. The Poot

    5G and Above

    https://smombiegate.org/save-the-bees-5g-and-the-digital-killing-fields-insect-inspector-video/ There is growing “evidence” that EMR (electro magnetic radiation) as it develops and intensifies 4G to 5G to 6G is having a destructive effect on insects. It can affect their antennae and can heat...
  19. The Poot

    Dead Bee-Hives over the winter with almost no corpses.

    A bit too Donald Runsfeld for my liking......
  20. The Poot

    Another Post Mortem Request

    Well, I think you’ve answered your own questions, if I’m reading your post right. You took too much off them and didn’t successfully feed, causing them to starve. You mention “a vape” in October -if that was a single vape, it wouldn’t be enough, causing a high varroa load into the Winter...
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