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  1. Alphakillpestie

    New lad from Mansfield, Notts

    :welcome:What the bloody hell are you 2 herberts doing here?? you following me???
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    Sorry to be the bearer of news:sorry:, but I do this as part of my business, it doesn`t matter if the trap is new or old I have caught with both in the same treatment area. The only reason I would wear gloves is to keep my hands clean! in my experience with Duffus traps (tunnel) it is the...
  3. Alphakillpestie

    Question about feeder

    I have bought a couple of these feeders. I think they are very good:)
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    I just wanted to say.

    Mine is very nice with Greek Yoghurt Bunnybee-smillie
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    Hedghogs suffering?

    Possibly rat poison but probably via a secondary poisoning route, slugs and snail eat an awful lot of bait left to take care of rodents but as they are molluscs they do not succumb to the poisons effects and hold quite a lot of the active ingredient in the soft tissue. Your better effect would...
  6. Alphakillpestie

    Windsor Sale

    A much better day than the last one I attended, at least there seemed to be no potential for fisticuffs than the last one, I still managed to spend £600 though:nopity: Bunny:)
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    What did you do in the Apiary today?

    Back with the girls to check progress and apply second apilife var, the`re busy the bloody feeder on one was empty and it was the large flat plastic feeder for thornes with at least 6 pints of syrup in, so the`re in the mood to party. Build them up for winter and hope for a better year next year
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    Bees build their own entrance

    Nature will always find a way Bunny
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    Look, I only assumed that the box was left out to be cleaned, there could be a perfectly reasonable explanation. I am not here to argue the point of the exercise the post was to demonstrate what happens when a robbing spree is under-way. Given that the site is totally free of any brood...
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    Yes I wish I knew everything as well, all forums are the same it appears, whatever the subject. Bunny
  11. Alphakillpestie


    He whom is without sin bee-smilliebee-smillie I know this site, it is free of any problems, and the gent has been teaching and bee farming since the 1970`s I`ll take his word on that one. By the way not my bees, I`m just filming for use in my training for pest controllers Bunny
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    I think that there was not much forage on this day, this is not as busy as it was when I first turned up at the apiary. This box was put to one side for the girls to clean out before the frames went into the solar extractor
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    Out Apiary or garden ?

    I keep my swarms in the garden for 10 day and then move them to the out-apiary, I have the use of a spinney in the middle of farmland it`s out of the way and no neighbours or other issues to worry about. Yes I have to do some regular "gardening" with the petrol strimmer to keep the pathways...
  14. Alphakillpestie

    What did you do in the Apiary today?

    Checked the girls are ok and still taking in stores, combined one -Q colony with one very good strong one and to my surprise found that the buggers have filled up the deep box with stores in 9 days so now that colony are on 3 boxes going into the winter. This is a new one to me and I`ll keep a...
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    Xmas is coming

    I`ve just started my sloe gin with sloes from the freezer picked up last year, If I`m not too bladdered I`ll report on the quality when I start it:laughing-smiley-014
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    Disposal of Chickens

    To further that argument you would be breaking sections of the animal welfare act, the nub of it is that if the animals are in your control then you are solely responsible for their welfare and all that that entails. So in the long run a good swift humane dispatch is the order of the day, do...
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    Smoker fuel

    Good old fashioned hay in my smoker or dried grass after a cut either will dry and smoke well
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    I`m sorry but this seems to have run it`s course and appears to be going around in circles. This has been doing the rounds on another board recently and some don`t seem to understand the basic principles involved. I work on the simple, basic tenant, "one should only use and carry an epi-pen...
  19. Alphakillpestie

    What did you do in the Apiary today?

    Well I combined two hive into one, one was definately not queen right and was only drawing comb on 3 frames, and one which was very healthy and had brood and stores on 9 frames. To cut a long story short I consulted with my gaffer John Hamer, and he went through the procedure using a tin of...
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    What`s happened now??

    here`s an update, this morning found a small clump of bees on the deck beneath the hive, on investigation found them around HM, anyway she was in much better shape than when I last saw her and very quick on her pins. To cut a long story short, I picked her up and put her through the hole in...