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Date registered: January 3, 2017


Hi, I have kept bees since 1987 and for most of that time I have used Poly Hives. If you want to know why then by exploring the site I suspect you will find the answers to that one! I am now retired and have recently (late 2016) moved into the Scottish Borders from the East Mids though I was born and brought up in the Aberdeen area.

Latest posts

  1. Clara Furness Wax Polish Recipie — February 13, 2018
  2. As Winter draws on — February 10, 2018
  3. Merry Christmas — December 25, 2017
  4. A new Facebook Group — December 8, 2017
  5. Evening Classes in the Scottish Borders — August 22, 2017

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Feb 13

Clara Furness Wax Polish Recipie

10 gms Carnuba Wax this is for a hard finish.  90gms wax 500mls solvent. Now this can be pure turps, or 300 white spirit and 200 turps or even less but the turps smell is what sells this product.  Melt it all in a double boiler and pour into containers and allow to set.  Rub on with …

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Feb 10

As Winter draws on

Do please keep hefting for the weight of stores as with the lengthening daylight brooding will be starting up soon and more reserves will be consumed. Now is also the time to be deciding what techniques you are planning on using for making increase and swarm control. Remember breeding (taking queen cells) from swarmy hives …

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Dec 25

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a wonderful day.   PH

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