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Beeswax and foundation

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Beginners guide to getting started.

This excellent guide was written for the beekeepingforum.co.uk by Steve Pickard and is here by his kind permission. So you are looking to start beekeeping? You are a person who wants to keep bees, and you have 101 questions to ask. Welcome to the community and hopefully you will have many years indulging in this …

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Feeding Autumn and Spring

Autumn feeding should be with 2:1 sugar to water.  There has been a pointless debate for decades over which sugar is better, cane or beet. answer is both are perfecly good to use.  The modern feed is inverted syrup which has to be bought. It is a bit more expensive but has advantages. It can …

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Foundation

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Frame Types (special purpose)

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Hive Types and Frames

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Microscopy

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Miscellaneous Equipment

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Mobus Bernard his work on Swarming and Wintering

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Moving Bees

There are many ways of securing hives prior to moving I use Spanset hive straps. If tightened up to the right tension the strap will “twang” when plucked. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcCbQ7W7foA&feature=channel&list=UL When using spansets make sure the tape on the buckle is next to tape. *tip* Hives are traditionally moved by the rule of three, less than …

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Mr David Cushman: his life in his words.

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Dave Cushman (David A. Cushman) This page gives a few details about myself and my locality. Dave Cushman died …

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Natural Beekeeping

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Nectar Sources

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Nucs large and small

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Pests

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Queen Introduction

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Spring Management

I intend using this page to show videos which will be taken next year to explain how to work up a colony to a goodly strength using one’s hive tool and judicious judgement.    PH

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Varroasis

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Resources

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