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It may have been asked before but what do you dislike about your favourite hobby?

I HATE putting together frames. It is mindless, boring, horrible work!
 

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not being allowed to do the work needed to keep up with 40 colonies by my wife.
 

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not being allowed to do the work needed to keep up with 40 colonies by my wife.
Ha ha yes know the feeling and I only have a few hives! The tennis, cricket and helping with two under 3s all get pressurised as well.
 

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Constant battle with keeping things non sticky - propolis is a real bind.
 

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Not getting enough time in my Apiary !

As leaving for Apiary when weather turns and starts to pour !
 

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The crimes against heat transfer committed in the name of apidology
The revocation of their GCSE physics that occurs when someone studies entomology at university.
 

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The crimes against heat transfer committed in the name of apidology
The revocation of their GCSE physics that occurs when someone studies entomology at university.
The only reason I understand your findings is because I did a bit on her dynamics at college when studying air conditioning and refrigeration. I never worked in AC or refrigeration, but it's helped with the bees!
 

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The only reason I understand your findings is because I did a bit on her dynamics at college when studying air conditioning and refrigeration. I never worked in AC or refrigeration, but it's helped with the bees!
The bees bloody well flying off every time after we have spent serious time and money seeing the ungrateful bastards through the winter. Also being stung, queens hiding, and beeing( pardon the pun) addicted.
 

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The bees bloody well flying off every time after we have spent serious time and money seeing the ungrateful bastards through the winter. Also being stung, queens hiding, and beeing( pardon the pun) addicted.
:beatdeadhorse5:
 

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I hate early April when my fingers get so itchy to delve inside but my head tells me to leave them alone....for now
 

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Having to inspect and wear a bee suit on those hot summer days.
 

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The cost of equipment in the UK compared to the rest of the world ... How does that happen ?
 

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I hate not having the space, time and money to have more.
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Getting stung
Wet miserable weather when I need to inspect
Cold miserable weather when I'd like to inspect
People who though knowledgable and experienced can't seem to understand that not everybody's bees are the same and might be doing something different to their own.
Also those that get shirty or overly sarcastic with people for asking questions that might seem obvious to them.
 

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It may have been asked before but what do you dislike about your favourite hobby?
I HATE putting together frames. It is mindless, boring, horrible work!
Try plastic frames! The second pic shows the frames as purchased but I usually cut off the "wires". The two halves open like a book - just insert the foundation.
 

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It may have been asked before but what do you dislike about your favourite hobby?

I HATE putting together frames. It is mindless, boring, horrible work!
Buy a nail gun. And make up a frame jig to hold 8-10 frames.

Speeds up assembly by a a factor of 5-10.
 

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