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    My first bees, thank you Taff

    Thanks to Taff, I am now a beekeeper. Collected a good sized swarm from one of Taffs bait hives yesterday. We think they have been in there since Tuesday. I could not believe how busy they have been in such a short time. They have filled the four drawn combs we had left in there and also hung...
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    Roof Metal

    I am using 0.9mm thick aluminium. Comes in a variety of sizes, I brought the 2.5m by 1.25m piece and it cost £67.50 delivered. You have to cut and shape yourself, but aluminium is easy to work. Sheet is perfect size for 8 roofs, cost per roof £8.43 I have used the aluminium from old caravans...
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    Hello and some advice please

    Ah I understand now, I can see how that would work :)
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    Hello and some advice please

    Thanks for the welcome RAB A very good point about the division board, I had not got that far in my thinking as yet, but yes of course I can have any size hive I want within the box. I had looked at the Langstroth design in working out various dimensions for the floors I have built, and now I...
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    Hello and some advice please

    thanks for the welcome Poly Hive :) Good to hear the bees will do it for me, I am always open to a touch of bribery ! Shame the nucs are to small for that, at least they will look nice on the shelf until I need them. I will be setting up the big hive to try, I was just looking for a more...
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    Hello and some advice please

    I had not thought of the problem of manipulating the frames the extra depth of the recess in the top bee space design generates sherwood, it is a good point. Nothing it set in stone yet so I might have a rethink on the plan to go top bee space. The alterations I would have to make are not the...
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    Hello and some advice please

    thanks for the input MuswellMetro, I had thought it may be difficult to get a nuc on commercial frames so was wondering about how to move the nuc across from national to commercial frames. I have just finished three 5 frame nuc boxes which I was going to set up to try and catch a swarm, I don't...
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    Hello and some advice please

    excellent thanks for your input Hombre, that is what i had thought about the short lugs, I just didn't know if I was missing anything obvious.
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    Hello and some advice please

    Hello from a new member I am Ben. I have had a little experience helping my Grandfather with his hives when I was younger, I am no longer younger and my grandfather is sadly no longer here to ask questions of so I have a few questions, some of which may seem a little silly, I apologise in...
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