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Poly Hive 

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I am beginning a pretty hefty task of scanning all my slides.

I am under the knife on Thursday so over the weekend I won't be fit for much at all apart from doing some scanning so I thought to offer up a few for your amusement.

Spinning Heather honey, Selling honey, bees on stands at Craibstone, View attachment 2773

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Wax class at Craibstone when I ran evening classes.

Bees on the OSR>

Filtering honey the hard way.

Using the bees to sell their honey...LOL
 

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Nice hat.... where did you get the honeycomb lino?
Mega drone conb to attact all the little varroa, a quick run over with the vacuum and job done.

Hope the knife thing isn't too serious.

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Some hives. The skeps were in Germany and the owner reputedly ran some 1000 of them in the early 80's. 1980's that is.

A bee haus, a real one.

A concrete hive, which I mentioned not that long ago.

The last should need no comment.
 

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excellent photos. thanks for sharing. hope the op goes well.
 

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Nothing serious I hope PH?

best wishes from all of us
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Outside feeder for pollen and syrup.

Hive stands ground and folding.

Spinning heather honey.
 

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Pre stripey shirt days obviously.
So that's what a bee haus frau looks like.
Don't let your b******s dangle in the dust. Nothing serious with the op I trust.
 

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I warn you I have thousands of these...LOL

It's my left knee cartilage which is shot. I am rather restricted in my movements and exacerbated it with a fall on the ice so not achieving much at the moment.

So I am going to bombard you with these...LOL

Using an Epson V300 scanner to do 4 at a time and it is working away rather well I think.

Aberdeen and District Honey show.

Two of Bernard Mobus.

A useful hive carrier.
 

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My first dog and a very clever bee dog at that. Chewbacca.

Extraction room at Craibstone, Extractor, Uncapping machine, Heather honey loosner, honey warming tank, and other bits...

A poly National with home made roof and timber Langstrogh super on. The poly actually was cut to take Smith top bars and so arguably should be called a Poly Smith but was not..LOL

Chewie licking stings out of my gloves. Mystified me and my beekeeping vet too. *shrug* another of life's little mysteries.
 
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Hamish and Joan Robertson of Struan Apiaries to whom I owe a huge debt of gratitude, a marvellous mentor for many years.

Mrs Thom of Turriff who taught me to find queens, now sadly gone but another to whom I owe a debt.

Showing the drawing power of an observation hive on the honey stall.

A heather honey press on display.
 

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Where?

Yes in posts 1 and 10.

PH
 
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First set of pics PH (I think). Honey from settling tank, running into spin dryer as recently described and discharging into a bucket.

Yes, post 1 and 10 pic 3. Note that one of them looks to be reversed because of the position of the pipes, motors, lid etc.
 
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Very intresting pics. Poly. And we all thought you just talked b*olcks (only joking)

I hope the operation goes OK, I belive size 12 is easly obtained in a womans shoe:rofl::rofl::rofl:




But really, very nice pics.:cheers2::cheers2: ANd hope it all goes well.
 

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A large crowd at a big bee roup. Some 50 odd hives sold that night.

Running in a swarm.

A Taranov swarm in it's board.

Diagram showing swarm split.
 

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