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  1. REDWOOD

    Painting Poly Hives/Nuc

    Poly hives you can use any paint you want as polystyrene is non porous, however wood hives need to breath so a breathable flexible paint is advisable. I use Cuprinol garden shades. You can also use linseed oil or nothing on cedar hives if you like the natural look I wouldn’t use dark colours as...
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    Not a waggle dance

    Spreading pheromones using her Nasonov's gland, unusual for one bee to do it though
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    Nucs wanted South Wales

    Contact me on redwoodhives@gmail.com
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    How small a colony will raise a decent emergency queen?

    Nice one Rab, bitter sweet as usual. Give the guy a chance he’s gone a bit rusty that all, a quick spray with WD 40 and he’ll be as good as new 🤣
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    Nucs wanted South Wales

    A herd of horses trampled a few of my hives and require 3 nucs
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    What's flowering as forage in your area

    Sunflowers and HB
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    Booming hive, what next?

    If the hive is crammed then I would add a super. The last thing you want is a hive swarming this time of year as you need strong colonies going into winter. Split is an option and buy a mated queen but you can do that next year in swarm season
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    Dinah Sweet

    Sad news
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    hive tool

    I’m a lefty, makes no difference to me what hive tool I use, even used a pen knife when I forgot to take my hive tool with me.
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    Help about wax

    Have you filtered it ?
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    Suggestions welcome

    Personally I would wait until swarm season, old queen in nuc, with brood and stores (feed if there are no stores ) and shake the young bees from the supers into the nuc, move six foot + so flying bees return to the old hive. Or make up a nuc with a queen cell, three frames of emerging brood and...
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    warming cabinet

    Sound advice Rab
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    Managing swarms.

    Bees in a box with foundation will definitely need feeding Bees in a box with no stores will definitely need feeding Don't over complicate beekeeping
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    Tracks of light

    A neutral density (ND) filter will allow longer exposure time. Good project, don't forget to post your results.
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    Labels

    Nice one Brian, do you do a matching tamper proof seal Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Oxalic acid mask

    Whatever filters you buy make sure they the words acid gasses are in the description Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Best tyres for pick up truck

    General grabbers have a range to suit different terrain Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Noise of electric cars revealed, and it’s not what you would think

    Noise pollution levels would be too high !
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    Noise of electric cars revealed, and it’s not what you would think

    And what else should they put on them so profoundly deaf people know they are coming.
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