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    Top Bar or Standard National

    A bit harsh mate?? I only commented on the video which clearly shows folks with thier kids unprotected. Didnt say i was going to take a stroll in my Y-Fronts through my nearest Apiary :willy_nilly:
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    Hives on Fleabay

    :iagree:
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    Top Bar or Standard National

    Oh i have and will keep an open mind until spring. See my other post "Newbie been put off" Thanks for all the input folks. Interesting stuff and i like to read comments from both sides.
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    Hives on Fleabay

    *Sigh* Well i bought a Hive from this guy and am very pleased.
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    Top Bar or Standard National

    erm am not sure i'd agree with that one. Clearly they do care if they perform better in one type of Hive over another.
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    Top Bar or Standard National

    Hmmn. Thanks for all your input The vids i watched on utube gave me the impression the bees are no way as hostile when it come to inspections etc as you dont have to tear open thier nest so badly. Indeed the utube vids had folks opening up the TBH without any protective gear on. One even had...
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    Top Bar or Standard National

    I have been reading up about Top Bar Hives and ive also watched a few (American) vids on youtube about them. In my opinion they seem to be a bit more natural and interesting than Standard type Hives. The bees dont seem to get half as aggitated, they are easier to build, nice looking etc...
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    Newbie but have been put-off :-(

    erm, that was the wrong thing to say . . . . . :svengo: :leaving:
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    Newbie but have been put-off :-(

    just one last stupid question - Its all very well having a full bee suit, gloves and wellies.... but whats to stop them falling down the gap at the top of the wellies and down your leg. Ewe!!
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    replacing wax in frames?

    Wont the stink of vinegar upset the bees when re-introduced? Acetic acid in concentrated form is pretty strong corrosive stuff! i used to drive Tankers of the stuff years ago!! Andy
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    Newbie but have been put-off :-(

    Hi and thanks for the further advice. I think all the positive remarks may have swung my decision. I have applied to be a member of the Oxford Bee Keepers Assoc to see whats what. Bit pricey at £40 a year for me and the wife but if it goes towards conservation then that makes it worthwhile...
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    Newbie but have been put-off :-(

    Yes you are right about the books and i have several on order from the library right now. Thanks for the info on the wax sheets :)
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    Newbie but have been put-off :-(

    Hi everybody Thanks for your comments so far. I am rather overwhelmed at the amount of response! I have been members of other forums to do with motorcars and other hobbies and usually get a response perhaps once a day. All good stuff and very helpful. thank you. My next question which i cant...
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    Newbie but have been put-off :-(

    Thanks Rab. Interesting information. Also interesting how i keep reading that its easier to have TWO Hives rather than one??? If i did go ahead with this pastime it would have to be just the one hive or atleast just one hive occupied for the first season me thinks. Hi Wilderness Thanks...
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    Newbie but have been put-off :-(

    Hi all and thanks for the swift replies. Interesting that it was mentioned the opinion of it being a wasp that stung my neck. I remember the day well, thought i had gotten my skin trapped in the zipper of my jacket at first. My god did it hurt! Probably why i am a little afraid. Dont think...
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    Newbie but have been put-off :-(

    Hi all Well i have been trawling through the posts on here and the numerous sites on the net over this fascinating subject of Bee keeping. I was quite taken on by it all and the little beasts and was very enthusiastic about starting the hobby myself. So much so that i have enquired with a...
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