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    What glue is best to repair a polyhive?

    You may add screws if you afraid that glue is not enough. Repairing polyhives is not impossible. But if I look that is not good idea, I Make mating nucs from broken boxes. .
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    What glue is best to repair a polyhive?

    Several hours makes no sense, because usual PU hardens in 15 Minutes and you can continue the work. You give a little bit water in it. To repair poly box is very easy job. But it takes time if one box has 20 woodpecker's holes. I fill holes with piece of poly box. It become Waterproof when I...
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    What glue is best to repair a polyhive?

    What I have to tried is to fill holes with hot plastic pistol.
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    What glue is best to repair a polyhive?

    Plus PU... = poly urethane I have made sometimes a mixture from wood glue and PU glue. Wood glue's water hardens the PU. The end result is very hard.
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    What glue is best to repair a polyhive?

    Essential is, that the glue attached plastic. What ever it is.
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    What glue is best to repair a polyhive?

    Gorilla might be a Company name. But Buy Gorilla PU glue if you buy.
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    What glue is best to repair a polyhive?

    When you use some kind of glue , look that it glues plastic. Quite few glues do that. And compare prices
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    What glue is best to repair a polyhive?

    Yes, PU glue. Products are many. It attaches to plastic. Spray a little bit water to surfaces. Water hardens the glue in 15 minutes. The glue expands a little and fills all small holes. You may add couple of long screws there too
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    Queen bee size changes

    Sometimes bees kill the introduced queen and sometimes not. There are no rules, which work allways. I try to be cautious, that they do not kill the queen.
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    Queen bee size changes

    the Workers feed the the queen from very beginning. And they feed the queen when it is ready inside the swarm cell. Look the time home At the Petek oh the cell.The queen looses weight after emerging because it empties its gut. The queen surely shows with with pheromones that it is present.
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    Hive heater! any thoughts......

    OK. I thought that they are between his ears, but garden fairys seems to very popular hobby in Cornwall.
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    Hive heater! any thoughts......

    Heating does not start early brood rearing. It is pollen or protein feeding. It is sad that One Guy from Tamar Valley gives all the time wrong information about Finland's nature Environment. But so he does about English beekeeping too. A sad Guy.
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    Hive heater! any thoughts......

    The heater is not for winter. I use it in April and May. It makes possible larger brood area, 2-3 fold together with protein patty feeding. The heater helps best in biggest hives. I get more brood and I can give brood frames to small colonies to Make them productive. Patty feeding does not...
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    Hive heater! any thoughts......

    Tundra
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    Hive heater! any thoughts......

    8 My bees have not evoluted in some valley of Ice Age tundra*). I try to offer them the best Environment. Yes, normal Europen bees have evoluted in Africa. During Ice Age the Environnement of Mediterranian was like Taiga forest of Siberia. (Compare with face news) Actually your Black Bees...
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    Bee trees

    And Tasmania does not have varroa.
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    Bee trees

    In Tasmania ?
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    Nuc weights for winter

    Feed the frames full, and nothing to worry then
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    Swarm Management

    Geometric solution
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    The mechanism of colonies -- QE

    In May hives are same size as winter. I follow, how brooding goes in each hive. During swarming time I inspect in 7 days intervall. I look the need of space . July is main yield season and I must follow in coming honey and need of boxes.
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