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  1. Moobee

    What did you do in the Apiary today?

    That's a relief! I just thought it was my bees that were mad, dashing out when it's blowing a hooley!
  2. Moobee

    What did you do in the Apiary today?

    Topped up one feeder as still light on stores (small cast swarm from July). They are very laid back bees and quite nonchalant about the changing season! Third hive (late season nuc) had feeder & empty super removed as nice and heavy now and eke and clear crownboard added in case fondant needs...
  3. Moobee

    Which budget wood hive

    Langstroths would be way to heavy for me and most beginners are recommended to go for the same hives as their local BKA. That way, if there are any issues, you can easily use frames of eggs or brood from the apiary. Also, red cedar is light and incredibly durable (we have it as cladding on our...
  4. Moobee

    What did you do in the 'workshop' today

    Would those also work to keep mice out?
  5. Moobee

    Panic,big time

    If Gucci did beekeeping equipment…..
  6. Moobee

    That's the end of the wasps.

    Same here, seen one wasp in the house, nothing in the garden or round the hives.
  7. Moobee

    What did you do in the Apiary today?

    Crossed my fingers that the hive straps do the job and they don't tip over..... 50mph gusts here at the moment...... :oops:
  8. Moobee

    Newbee shopping list

    quickly gets clogged with honey and agitated bees. you can gently brush them off with your hand.
  9. Moobee

    Newbee shopping list

    gently use the back of my hand, works fine for me
  10. Moobee

    Newbee shopping list

    Don’t waste your time with a bee brush! I bought one as a newbee, the bees hate it. And so do I!
  11. Moobee

    Newbee shopping list

    If wood, then a buy a deep roof and put a block of celotex in it.
  12. Moobee

    Your highlights of the season.

    Getting my first hive from last year through the winter successfully Being able to spot unmarked queens on my own and mark and clip them Seeing QCs in my hive for the first time Expanding to 3 hives onward and upward!
  13. Moobee

    "Wobbly Bee"

    Twonk is such a useful word 😉
  14. Moobee

    What's flowering as forage in your area

    Down on the coast, the tamarisk is in full flower and the girls were busy working it at 7am this morning. I can hear them before I can see them.
  15. Moobee

    Show me the honey.

    Mummy’s suit looks very clean and she’s not wearing a cap! Wonder if she’s been stung on the nose yet 🤔
  16. Moobee

    "Wobbly Bee"

    I’m quite astonished at some of the comments on this thread. If you want to be a beekeeper there are a lot of basics that need to be learnt and diseases is pretty crucial. Not to know what CBPV or DWV is smacks of ignorance or laziness (ie not bothering to google it before you ask the question)...
  17. Moobee

    The truth behind fondants

    Bakers or ‘Bee’ Fondant? This sketch sprang to mind…..
  18. Moobee

    Merge coloniies using mesh?

    any preferred brand of air freshener? ;)