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    Nucleus Beekeeping

    Because of old age and ill health I am in the process of switching from full size Nationals to nucleus hives. Even these are quite heavy for me although the supers are just about manageable. Does anyone use only nucs? I am only going to keep 2 or 3 colonies in my garden.
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    Which estate car?

    Hi, Thinking I may need to change my vehicle next year. Most manufacturers give the cubic capacity of the boot but not the dimensions.I would like to be able to put two nationals side by side and maybe get four in. What estate model do you recommend? Priced under £6000. Age of vehicle not too...
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    Bee Bearding.

    Have you seen the photo of the Chinese bee bearder. Mail Online today. Worth a look.
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    Problem with elephants?

    Just been listening to the radio. I see that in Kenya bee hives placed around the perimeter of farms have deterred elephants from entering and causing damage. I wondered why I'd not seen any on my allotement!
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    22mm Entrance

    Busy making some 5 frame nuc boxes. I have read somewhere that a 22mm diameter hole underneath the nuc is the way to go. This deters robbing and wasps. I know some of the small mating nuc have this arrangement but do you think it is a good idea for a larger colony or even a full size colony?
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    Morris Board.

    Been reading the the thread about the Morris Board method posted in March. I wondered if anyone had used it this year with any success.:nature-smiley-013:
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    All in one brood box.

    Hi, I am trying to breed some queens in order to re-queen a nasty hive and also to make an increase. Up to now we are on day 4 with q-cells placed in what is our finishing hive(a brood box split in half with the queen on one side of a q-excluder). My question is, is it ok to leave the q. with no...