Monthly Archives: March 2013

Finishing the hive

So last weekend was spent building my first warré hive. The question I have is what finishes do people recommend to paint the outside with? Thanks, Ben South Oxfordshire

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Warre hive design – modifications

So here we go…. Western Red Cedar has arrived from the timber merchants and it’s time to start building the first hive. Before I start, are there any modifications other than those below which you would recommend?  I’m going to … Continue reading

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Neonicotinoid Discussion on ‘Which’ Forum

There is an interesting discussion on Neonics on the Which forum, not only for the excellent post given by Friend of the Bees (quoted below) but also for the persistence of someone who gives the appearance of being a paid … Continue reading

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Spring Swarming

With spring just starting, I guess thoughts are now turning to possible early swarming. As I live in an urban environment I would like to be able to have some awareness of when/if my hive is likely to swarm so … Continue reading

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