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    Anyone know what this is?

    Saw a fly hanging around outside the entrance to the hive. It was large and furry, thought it was a bumble bee at first but it was def a fly, it was big, about twice the size of a honey bee, had white furry patches on either side and a touch of red on its thorax. I had a search on line and...
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    Well I did it!!

    I have been on this forum for a while now, reading and absorbing the advice on all aspects of bee keeping, and trying to make the decisions of hives, management, etc., so that if I decided to actually take the next step and get some bee's at least I would have a considered way forward. So...
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    Heating?? Found this artical conserning background heating in hives using trace heating tape to avoid hive collapse due to low temperatures or excess condensation. Being a complete beginner I was wondering if there is any merit in this, or a...