I use “Sluggo” slug killer around plants attractive to slugs. Applied twice a year they are slug free. Our dog isn’t interested in it and birds don’t eat it. Here’s a rather long description.
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Thank you for a helpful reply. What follows below is not for you or those who offered advice on the problem. It’s here because I cant find anywhere else to put it.
I said the beehive was put on a shed roof and the missing frames not inserted. It came to my apiary for most of last winter and...
I have been helping a beekeeper more novice than myself.
He was given a wooden National hive with a small swarm resident and only five frames in total. He put the hive on the roof of a shed where access was difficult and involved a ladder. I asked him to fill the void with frames but he didn’t...
I also live in rural Wales where we still have bees living in holes in trees. There’s a colony in Bodnant Gardens, been there for years. No inspections, no treatments and presumably they swarm.
Are they an asset or a liability?
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I get very hot, a faulty thermostat perhaps. I tried a mesh full suit for a year and it was delightfully cool when there was a breeze but the rest of the time it was a very good insulator and very hot.
I now have a cotton twill jacket with attached veil and wear thick denim jeans. That was hot...
I also keep bees in N Wales and the weather is often unsuitable for flying bees .
i use bait hives situated between the occupied hives in my apiary enclosure. They are about 0.3 mts apart. This year I collected three swarms in the apiary and two in the surrounding garden.
if I have to go away I...
Primary schools do not normally have the expertise or equipment to do woodwork.
I make all my own equipment except excluders, mesh floors and foundation so I understand exactly what is involved.
I am not the originator of this project. As I said, I was asked about making equipment but I don't...