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    Some of my bee pics

    Thanks for all the kind comments people, means a lot. I just used a Nikon D60, with the provided 18-55mm lens, no photoshop or anything like that, and lots of patience!
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    Some of my bee pics

    :rolleyes: Sorry, I have no idea why they are so huge
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    Some of my bee pics

    I like to photograph bees aswell as keep them. here are some of them. I use a standard Nikon DSLR, with the lens that came with it, nothing flash. Heres the link to my Flickr account http://www.flickr.com/photos/elffy/
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    What did you do in the Apiary today?

    yesterday my bees (along with some huge bumbles) were filling up with pollen on my dads winter flowering honey suckle. Pleased to see them out and about. Nothing doing today though.
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    Bees & sprayed crops

    sorry if I have miss read you post. I forgot every word on this forum has to justified, pulled apart, the person run into the ground, argued with. Dont actually know why I even bother posting.
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    Bees & sprayed crops

    Working on a arable farm, I know a little about spraying. The people worried about a mix left in the tank, this is very unlikely. The rules surrounding this are very strict, reguards washing out, it has to be done every time, and mixing the chemicals can cause big problems like sediment in the...
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    The Victorian Kitchen Garden

    I used to watch this as a kid (well, dad did, I had no choice) I recently bought the book off ebay, only 99p. I like the old ideas!
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    Hive Loss

    yep, pretty much what I did too.
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    What did you do in the Apiary today?

    First winter, and first OA treatment. Went well, they were nice and calm. My hive faces south, on the edge of a field. I would say I had 5 seams of bees. As far as I could tell, they looked good, lively. They did all seem to be on the left of the hive (standing at the entrance). Is this normal...
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    Hive Loss

    Although a hive has 1000s of bees in, and you cant get attached individually, like you would a cat or dog maybe, its really sad to hear of a loss like this. I know how sad I would be if I lost mine.
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    gonna treat with oxalic tomorrow,will they be ok?

    Thanks, going to do mine today, been waiting for it to arrive, and it turned up this morning. Finally. First winter and there is so much to learn, with such different opinions on here. After a couple of years sure I will learn my bees/area.
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    gonna treat with oxalic tomorrow,will they be ok?

    someone mentioned the `5 week window`until the 21st jan. What happens after this date, is it not effective?
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    Balmy January - Super needed?

    looks like the balmy jan will be gone soon, minus figures by the weekend.
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    Bees flying this morning at 11am

    my hive not been that active yet, was one bee out on sunday, wandered back in when i arrived. Should I be worried that they are not more active? everyones hives seem to be so busy.
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    Bees have all gone - photos

    I work on a livestock farm and we use loads of this stuff. Pretty expensive, but is the best you can buy, aproved by all kinds of bodies. Out of intrest i emailed them, asking about bees, as I bought secondhand hives to start of. They replied, telling me that they thought that the product would...
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    OA today

    thanks
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    OA today

    do you tell by just looking down into the frames, with a torch maybe? (first winter)
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    I am hoping I have enough bees for winter

    Im new to bees, just wondering if all that comb is usual after winter?
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    OA treatment revealed some very full hives...

    I expect I will find out when I do the treatment this week.
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    OA treatment revealed some very full hives...

    does a warm winter have any effect on the number of mites, warmer meaning more? or is there no relation at all?
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