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Right that its all done, whoops just seen the QE which seems to have the hump. Must sort that out before the first swarms are out and about.

I am hoping to take some photo's of the bees as they build up the frames and catch a few dances.

Can anyone help with the reflection from the glass as this shows its self on photos, also I might need to use the flash. Is there anyone who could advise on how not to get the glare off the glass.
Thanks for your help.

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Polarising filter will cut reflections and glare.

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Hi Jim
The other photo's I took showed reflection off the floor and also my reflection when taking the photo from clsoe to the hive.
I am concerned that if I need to use the flash at some time then there will be a flash back which will show on the final photo.

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Just on point and that is iwth two brood combs they are going to get pretty strong and there is just the one sup frame.

If mine got a bit that way I gave them a foundation to play with. Slowed them down nicely.

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Thanks ballibeg, will get one asap.

PH thanks for that tip as this is the first time that I will be using the Obs hive.
Any other tips or recommendations?

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Insulation.

I kept mine with two sheets against the glass to help them conserve heat.

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Very neat work. I don't suppose that the flash affects the bees at all? I have visions of bees blinded for 30 seconds blundering about. :)

I look forward to seeing your pictures as the year progresses.
 

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Polarising filter will cut reflections and glare.

Dave
It was 12 months ago, but I got a bargain on Ebay, from Hong Kong. It was a Hoya, and a quarter of the price of Jessops. Arrived in less than a week.
 

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