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  1. madasafish

    A bit of light reading

    It is an IQ measure: 81. :cool:
  2. madasafish

    What did you do in the Apiary today?

    About an hour later, I manged to split the second nuc.. These are 2 x6 frame Maisemore/BS Honey nucs so quite large.. It was 6C then and hail lying on the ground. It was quick and easy.. Yes I know it breaks all the rules. both alive this am..
  3. madasafish

    What did you do in the Apiary today?

  4. madasafish

    What did you do in the Apiary today?

    Managed to split one hive this pm, then it hailed BIG style,, 8C now and thunder.. Forecast it might get better briefly later on. At least it prevents bees returning to their original hive :) (I did manage to find and mark a supercedure Q in the half light.)
  5. madasafish

    Reverse A/S - anyone used this

    I am afraid it offends my KISS principles.
  6. madasafish

    Beehive roofs

    Shed felt works well. I have one, HEAVY, heavy, heavy.
  7. madasafish

    What did you do in the Apiary today?

    Climate Change is for the waverers . Global Warming is full fat full on...
  8. madasafish

    A bit of light reading

    "Tangential" suggests a smallish deviation.. This site specialises in 3D tangents with all three directions varying together.
  9. madasafish

    Over-wintering Nucs

    I keep in my garden with main hives: just other side 25 meters away. Rarely lose any .None last winter. Can rarely get single nucs to survive without feeding - last year after June it rained - a lot - every colony had to be fed (Had taken two honey crops by end June) Most were down to their...
  10. madasafish

    What did you do in the Apiary today?

    After last week's highs of 15C (!). 11C today , cloudy, watery looking sun. No wind. Ideal for trying to find Qs in my five nucs - I could not find any last week when I added foundation and doubled brood boxes. Found 2 Qs marked Red from last year, could not find 2 but queen laying and found...
  11. madasafish

    When to move hives

    Option 2 is safer. Align the hive in the car so the frames run front to rear and not sideways. Rock from cornering is therefore reduced. Strap the hive down so it cannot move inside the car. Ensure a full complement of frames so no internal frame movement is possible. Deliver to new location ...
  12. madasafish

    BBKA Spring Convention

    Please video it and put it on YouTube.
  13. madasafish

    Beekeeping forum split?

    I can drive 4 miles and be in Southern Cheshire. It's about 100 meters lower in elevation and 2-3C warmer.
  14. madasafish

    Beekeeping forum split?

    Specialise in doing splits.
  15. madasafish

    Beekeeping forum split?

    Scotland? The country whose police are so busy with investigating hate crimes , they cannot chase real criminals? As an exiled Scot, I have to say no...NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
  16. madasafish

    What did you do in the Apiary today?

    Added a brood box to a poly nuc. Bees did NOT like it - they decided I was an interloper and chased me round the garden. Normally very well tempered but it was very windy. I had a veil and overalls on: but trainers only so an invasion up my trouser legs ensued. Just as well I am (now) immune to...
  17. madasafish

    What did you do in the Apiary today?

    You are giving them space too late. They get cramped and decide to swarm some 2-3 weeks before they actually do. If using Nationals - then 9 frames of bees with 2 spare is time to super..If you wait any longer they decide they are cramped.. You of course could also have swarmy bees as well..Or...
  18. madasafish

    Beekeeping forum split?

    I have been thinking about field drains in our lawn.. But have done nothing. Everything is ALWAYS strapped down.. Insulation. Bees still alive and most thriving .
  19. madasafish

    Beekeeping forum split?

    But it's nice to see how the other half live! I mean bee farm..
  20. madasafish

    What did you do in the 'workshop' today

    Converted 2 x Commercial polynucs ex Maisemore to National via table sawing in two to reduce height and adding width to end walls with 25mm Celotex. Labour of love - but then they were barely used and free. (a must for a skinflint)
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