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Good morning. Given that yet another beginner is taking up beekeeping with no experience in order to 'save the bees' , would it make sense to amend the So, you are looking to start beekeeping sticky to point out which bees need saving? I admit that this is something of a hobby horse for me. I have seen too many well-meaning bee savers give up after the first set back.
Best wishes
Virgin beekeeper taking the plunge with my first nuc on order in July
Time to get down and sticky !! 🐝🐝
Hi Horatio
It would be useful if you could update how many hives you have in your profile. Thanks
to be fair, 10 x sheets of standard brood will do you for now, I can always lend you some if you run short

if you get 20 sheets each of 14 x 12 brood and the same of shallow foundation, that should also do for now.

I'd just get 20 x 14 x 12 frames for now, that'll be enough for a full brood box, plus the leftovers will be enough to run a swarm onto in the second, should we get two swarms in close succession

Thanks to Richard, don't think i could function that well that early!!!
I love your avatar - I tried to squash it, thinking it was a creature on my screen, not the first, I expect!
Hi steve,
Are you the steve that lives in woolston and offered me a small nuc last year when I was starting up? If so can you either give me your number or give me a call on 07738176121, I may have something for you.

John (sholing)
Thanks for the links. I have started to order but quite pricey and don't want to over order but don't either want to find I haven't ordered enough! Would 20 of each be enough? Guess I would need 30 frames to fill 14x12 brood box. Sorry to be so pathetic but I know I will get wrong quantity!
Richard has sprayed crops tnis morning but went out at 6am to do it so it would not affect the bees!!!!
Hi Bcrazy, dont know if this would interest you..... after a botched fondant tub disaster i now have a dozen worker bee's in my freezer fresh today! don't know much about them as they where a swarm late last year but i would be interested in finding anything about them
please let me know if you would like them sending down

hanks again