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    Park Beekeeping

    Looking at the Park catalogue for the 9 frame electric extractor, this looks identical to the Agro Nova unit, which is £175 cheaper. (mind you,it only does 8 frames) I have one of these and am very pleased with it, It does Manley frames ,can be converted from National to Dadant and anything in...
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    Foundation Embossing Rollers Manual 4.9mm cell dimention

    Where? The cheapest I have found is USD 750 plus usd 350 for shipping. If you add import duty (20%), the whole lot comes to about £750. Making my own foundation is a goal, especially if you compare it with the pittance you get for your wax in Xchange for new!
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    hot air gun for uncapping

    Tainting of honey: Last night I extracted another 3 supers , and uncapped using the knife method, the scratch method (using the multi pronged fork), and the hot air gun When all batches were extracted 9 guests were given a blind taste test on toast- no one could tell any difference in taste, but...
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    hot air gun for uncapping

    About a year ago I read (on this forum) that a hot air gun can be used for uncapping. Well I have used it and I must thank the forum member who put me on the idea. No more mess with honey everywhere, the speed is greatly increased and generally the whole extraction process is made a whole lot...
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    advice needed on wild flowers for field margins

    This topic may have been discussed previously but I would appreciate some more views on the subject. I keep my bees with local farmers who also operate the agricultural margin scheme around their fields. These margins are mainly grass, and to encourage a greater diversity of wildlife, several...
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    UK Buckast association-proposal

    I think BIBBA would like to reinstate the Guy Foulkes punishment tradition for all Buckfast beekeepers, that's if Roger Patterson has anything to with it!
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    UK Buckast association-proposal

    Regarding mating sites, There are offers from the Netherlands and Germany for island mating sites. These are closer than London to the West country. There are also possibilities in the UK, island and possibly remote area (not Scotland). Any mating site (read Drone rearing colony) will by...
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    UK Buckast association-proposal

    With all the publicity (good and bad!) surrounding Buckfast bees and the absence of an association in the UK, I would like to propose to start one, if there is sufficient interest. I already have contact with the German and Dutch associations who are very keen to help us with material from which...
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    sperm collection

    Crg, My ,so called Buckfast bees, run on comb, sting gloves, ping on my hood and follow for 100 yds--not a good advertisement for the strain. these were new this year from a well known BUCKAST bee breeder in souther UK . I have not yet experienced bees like those in Germany but if you have...
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    sperm collection

    I recently went to a insemination course in Germany which has been a real eye opener. First, I already had an introduction in the UK (with an II course that Michael Collier gives), but the sperm collection neccesary for one queen took approx. 1 to 2hrs, and quite frankly, was an extremily...
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    Instrumental insemination

    You could have a talk with Michael Collier (Cornbrook Bee Farm 01584 890 236), who has insemination equipment for sale closer to your price range. I would like to stress that any equipment is little use until you have gone on a II course (Michael may also help with that). You will also need lots...
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    Instrumental insemination

    You could have a talk with Michael Collier (Cornbrook Bee Farm 01584 890 236), who has insemination equipment for sale closer to your price range. I would like to stress that any equipment is little use until you have gone on a II course (Michael may also help with that)
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    insemination equipment wanted

    I would like to start with instrumental insemination this year. Does anyone have any equipment for sale?
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    Instrumental Insemination price please

    Further to Hivemaker's and other posts,Dr Peter Schleys apparatus complete (including mounted microscope, light and CO2 source) cost approx 1700 euro. However you also would need a course to learn how to use the eqptmt and the choice is either Sue Cobey (USA), or Gilber Blast (Saarlouis-Gemany)...
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