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VEG



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:39 pm    Post subject: My bees  Reply with quote

Thought I would post a picture of some of my hives
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice strong looking hives there

Are they packed up and ready to go somewhere?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always strap them up as I have had some tipped over before.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good what is their main food there
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well usually at this time of year they are on the balsam but it doesnt seem to be giving much nectar at the moment.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you able to place them anywhere else near nectar sources?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There will be plenty of ivy around as it has started to flower
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yup ivy and blackberry are on just now.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blackberry has all gone in my area.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to see hives going well after all the bad news there and here but reports here say numbers are going up here and people are planting winter flowering plants. The main feed here is clover and at moment fruit trees. Exept for the "Manuka"  flash stuff
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well thats the last of the honey taken off for this year, going to sort out my wax next. I have quite a lot of it now lol.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I learnt how to make candles from beeswax~is that something you do or do you use it in other things or will you be selling it?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I usually melt it into blocks and trade it in for new foundation
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is why the old monks where so happy making church candles as they had all the honey to get rid of So much MEAD  
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Went to see my bees yesterday all still alive and no damage from the storms. I will visit again sometime this week to put some fondant on.

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