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  1. GingerNut

    Hive Tracks More New Features

    It's been about 8 months since the official launch of Hive Tracks (www.hivetracks.com) and we're still humbled by the response. To date, thousands have created accounts and are using Hive Tracks to start their spring off right. We've gotten a lot of feedback from users so we're sending this...
  2. GingerNut

    This is how to beat hive thieves

    Steve and I have been working on a new way to stop hive thieves......................and we think we have come up with a solution. We have bred a very special 'Guard Bee', highly trained, and friendly to the beekeeper, but no one else. Just two 'Guard Bees' are needed to protect a whole...
  3. GingerNut

    Hives Stolen in Purbrook, Hampshire

    Well what else can I say................ Someone stole eight out of ten of our hives from the apiary. We managed to rescue the last two, but it's hell of a hit. So much for this years plans................. Yours Roy & Steve (steve1958)
  4. GingerNut

    New Features in Hive Tracks

    Tonight we added much needed new features to Hive Tracks. Please see the “Hive State:” field on the “Hive Information” tab. You can get to this screen by clicking any hive icon in the system. This field has a default value of “Active” but you may change it to a type of “dead out”. When a...
  5. GingerNut

    Hive Tracks Featured in Webinar

    We're sorry that took a bit longer than expected but Hive Tracks is back online now. The new "turbo charger" is in and you should see a noticeable increase in speed at the site. Please note that a few weeks from now on Feburary 9, 2011 Hive Tracks will be featured in the first 2011 webinar...
  6. GingerNut

    Hive Track News

    The response to Hive Tracks 2.0 has been terrific. Many thanks to those who helped us identify and resolve issues as they arose during the transition to our new web server. Hive Tracks will be temporarily offline early next week (Monday January 24, 1011) in order to add more “horsepower”...
  7. GingerNut

    Hive Tracks Upgrade

    Happy New Year from Hive Tracks! 2010 was quite a year for us and it looks like 2011 will be even bigger! Hive Tracks has been quietly but steadily undergoing improvements. We’ve added many of the features you’ve asked for and then some: • Printed Reports of all kinds including printed tags...
  8. GingerNut

    Hivetrack software

    I'm always looking for new ideas, and I have found another one here http://tinyurl.com/38je3jb It's American, but it seems to be able to cope with UK stuff (except for date format). Have a look and see what you think? Yours Roy
  9. GingerNut

    Honey Wanted

    Hi All, I'm looking to buy about 70kg of honey, I have the buckets. I will collect and pay cash. Reasonable travel distance from Portsmouth. Please contact me - roy at jast dot co dot uk 02392611847 07717454441 Yours Roy Note: Apologies to admin for cross posting this, but I'm not...
  10. GingerNut

    Honey Wanted

    Hi All, I'm looking to buy about 70kg of honey, I have the buckets. I will collect and pay cash. Reasonable travel distance from Portsmouth. Please contact me - roy at jast dot co dot uk 02392611847 07717454441 Yours Roy
  11. GingerNut

    Upper entrance holes - an experiment

    Hi All, A while back I said that I was going to put additional entrance holes in all my supers this year..................well I did...........and here are the first results......... Each super has a 12mm hole drilled in the front centre. Five hives used, each with only one super on. One...
  12. GingerNut

    Anyone using a fan rather than a smoker?

    Hi All, I'm interested in a discussion about using a fan (or whatever) to move the bees rather than a smoker........... Anyone here using something other than a smoker? What is it? Is it battery powered? Yours Roy
  13. GingerNut

    Easy, Cheap, Solar Wax Melter

    I was shopping in ASDA and................... I bought two clear plastic storage boxes with lids............£10ish One fits tight in other Cut slot in end of small one Put small inside large angled down towards slot Put wax in small one Put lid on Put in garden 5 minutes...
  14. GingerNut

    Recommended Varroa Floor

    Hi All, I have just bought a varroa floor from here http://tinyurl.com/33khsrx I have to recommend it as it is a quality hand made product, it also has a kewl entrance design. Yours Roy
  15. GingerNut

    eBay - Another inventive way to sell bees

    http://tinyurl.com/35osctt Yours Roy
  16. GingerNut

    Hive Inspection Software

    As there a quite a few new beekeepers on the forum now, I thought I would remind everyone about the new(ish) hive inspection software that is available. http://tinyurl.com/3y7mbyf This is still being developed by Matt Kane (who is a member of this forum - sphex) who developed it as a need by...
  17. GingerNut

    Now Is The Chance To Have Your Say

    Hi All, I have arranged for a journalist to do an article on our side of BBKA/Bayer/pestercide/etc. What's in it for us? You get a chance to have your say on the subject and have it published in the national newspapers and online. What's in it for them? They sell the story, that's how they...
  18. GingerNut

    Interesting Article in The Telegraph

    http://tinyurl.com/yd6vdor Yours Roy
  19. GingerNut

    Is there another insurance option other than BBKA?

    So I need to decide whether to renew my BBKA membership? I need it because of the insurance......... Is there any other way I can get insurance without joining? Yours Roy
  20. GingerNut

    WTF is this?

    http://tinyurl.com/yd7mayc Yours Roy