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About Dougieboy

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    Allotment, polytunnel’s, Beekeeping
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    Plasterer / builder

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  1. Well I managed to house my swarm, only for them to swarm Again straight away, so I put them back in the hive for second time. They’re a lively Bunch to say the least. Checked on them this evening and they’ve calmed down a bit.
  2. Here we have a nice swarm which was collected last night. They will be going into a 14x12 National in a day or two (weather dependant) then the plan is to feed them up, treat them and get them strong for next season. Wish me luck guys
  3. I really appreciate the links, very interesting subject, thank you
  4. Oh yes, I’m with you now. I like the new red one they’re about to release.
  5. Is that the Sylvia you speak of Blue_cafe? I like prefer the look of these TBF
  6. Do people think the price might come down a bit now the world is moving more? What would we say is a good price for a refurb project in relatively good condition?
  7. I’m very interested in learning more about drone culling and introducing Brook gaps. Could you direct me to any literature on this Ss?
  8. I totally agree with this post SS, I spoke with an old Beek yesterday who puffed icing sugar into his hive and covered the bees, he said they shook and licked it and Veroa would be knocked off. Have you heard of such a technique? in terms of keeping Bees I’m very green but ide like to think I know right from wrong, and with the endless battles the bees have to contend with, we should be doing the very best for them. Dougie
  9. Just an update to this post. Looking around the usual places these rods tend to sell for £90 Im happy to let the pair go on this group for £120 Or as I say, I have cash if anyone has a part exchange One pair of iconic Daiwa Porky Pig Power 12’2” carbon heavy feeder rod, model code PP-XL122F, And 2Q in superb condition. 3 piece carbon fibre with black whipped lined guides, 24” flat butt cork handle with screw reel fitting, Diawa Made in Great Britain, an iconic feeder rod
  10. Pleased to meet you buddy, would love to see some pics of your apiary, how many hives are you running this year. It has been an interesting season. Well that looks very healthy, I don’t think you will have much trouble there. I’m intrigued about this study at Southampton uni, that sounds very interesting and points to human intervention being detrimental to the Bees. That wouldn’t surprise me at all
  11. I’ve been on a wild goose today collecting a swarm, sadly I was about five minutes too late. (Typical) There will be plenty more just now. All the best with your new (old) colony. will you treat and feed them for Varoa mite etc? All the best Batian, always nice to hear from a fellow Beek
  12. 2 Daiwa porky pigs, big method Rods £150 or part exchange with cash my sides for a nice Gaggia classic or Grinder. Any questions or if you need more pics just ask.
  13. Do you have a nice new hive for them to move into? Looks like I nice swarm. If your not keeping them you should contact the local beekeepers association, I’m sure they will have someone happy to take it treat it and house it
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