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  1. Newbeeneil

    Mouseguards and winter ventilation

    Hi Eric, as Swarm says it is like the Kewl floor. I don't have a photo but the vertical section is 7mm wide and the horizontal section narrows from about 40mm at the front of the hive to 7mm where it meets the vertical section. This gives you a sloping landing board for the bees. Next time I...
  2. Newbeeneil

    Mouseguards and winter ventilation

    My UFE's are not quite like JBM's as I do not have a deep entrance but a narrow 90 degree bend at the bottom of the vertical section. This I believe is not a manoeuvre mice can make.
  3. Newbeeneil

    Business Insider - honey dangerous unless pasteurised

    Or of course with a whisky 😀
  4. Newbeeneil

    The Brynmair slant on the Dartington Underfloor entrance

    My first underfloor entrances were Kewl type floors with 7mm "L" shaped entrances but these were not good if the bees didn't clear corpses during the winter as the entrances could get blocked. (Angled length of dowsing rod clears them a treat 😂) my later ones have angled landing boards with an...
  5. Newbeeneil

    When to stop syrup

    I fed some of my hives with fondant directly onto the top bars which they stored. I'm now feeding using takeaway containers above the crownboard in a pocket within a 2" deep piece of PIR. I then place another layer of PIR over the top. The pocket is well insulated and warm and the bees come...
  6. Newbeeneil

    The Brynmair slant on the Dartington Underfloor entrance

    Yes Dani would need a bloody great sponge to plug up the gap Lawrence had on the base of his last floors 😄
  7. Newbeeneil

    The Brynmair slant on the Dartington Underfloor entrance

    That was my thought for transportation!
  8. Newbeeneil

    Bee trees

    I'm sure you would be very welcome Fritillery, but you would need to bring you own rods as I'm very possesive about mine!
  9. Newbeeneil

    Country file / oil seed rape and Buck wheat .

    Ah, they thought about that, they mowed them all down before they fruited and the M25 opened. I managed to remove quite a few plants to my garden tho. 😄
  10. Newbeeneil

    Country file / oil seed rape and Buck wheat .

    I worked on the construction of M25 jct11-12 section, we had a wide central reservation at that time and the contractor ran short of topsoil to place there. In the end they put "Thames Grow" which is Thames Water's human slurry. We had a great crop of tomatoe plants that summer 😄
  11. Newbeeneil

    What did you do in the 'workshop' today

    Interesting concept, something I think I will try. Another job for the closed season 😄. I don't think I'll have a problem with the spacing as I use castellations in my brood box so I can set the slats up with that.
  12. Newbeeneil

    What did you do in the 'workshop' today

    TBH I wouldn't use my thicknesser with anything but virgin wood as I value my machine too much. I've seen what damage a nail can do on a commercial machine so I'd hate to see what it would do to mine 😱
  13. Newbeeneil

    Watching Mike Palmer at NHS 😊

    If you log into the main page, go to agenda, it comes up with each days progamme. You can then tap on the lecture you want to watch. They don't all start immediately so use the slide at the bottom to move to the start of the talk.
  14. Newbeeneil

    Beekeeping Robots?

    Out of boredom I tapped on the members tab at the top of the page to find that there appear to be a lot of Robots very interested in beekeeping, are we going to be made redundant in a brave new world or are they purely mining information? Isn't technology wonderful? 😄
  15. Newbeeneil

    OA sublimation - WBCs and Polyhives

    The nuc was actually a homemade cedar one but I made the eke out of cedar as well. I have also have ekes that will also fit both types of poly nuc I possess. The Gasvap is device that was designed by a guy that used to be on here and you could probably find the threads relating to its design and...
  16. Newbeeneil

    Bee trees

    I must say that this get together should be interesting, a gaggle of grown men stood in the middle of a field playing with their rods! :D
  17. Newbeeneil

    OA sublimation - WBCs and Polyhives

    I Gasvaped 3 nationals and a double nuc today using the eke method and a clear crown board. It worked a treat and with clear board you can watch the vapour disperse across the tops of the frames then see the vapour start to come out of the entrance. I'm convinced the distribution was pretty even.
  18. Newbeeneil

    What did you do in the Apiary today?

    Managed to get an hour to vape the 4 hives. Used your method of an eke above the brood with a clear crown board. Works well and is interesting to see the cloud swirling around the brood box.
  19. Newbeeneil

    Rubber Roof?

    I have a couple of hives covered in Hypolon sheet which was used as a roofing material throughout the world. Unfortunately DuPont closed their manufacturing plant down in 2010. I recently built some 5 frame nucs for our teaching apiary and roofed them with polyethelene DPC which should last...
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