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1 hour ago, jamesc said:

tutin ..... glyphosate ..... perimiphos .....tordon ...... and last but not least ..... cow poo  ?

Do us a favour, don't ever go into sales and marketing?

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1 hour ago, jamesc said:

and last but not least ..... cow poo  ?

Is that from honey frames dropped on the ground .

What about sheep poo , is that too dry to stick .

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5 minutes ago, kaihoka said:

Is that from honey frames dropped on the ground .

What about sheep poo , is that too dry to stick .

You  should no the signs by now, thats Doctor Speights talking.

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A beekeeper friend in England tells me that the shelves there are chocka with manuka from Watsons and comvita to the point where it is forcing local honey off the shelves.

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I thought there would be different price points?

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1 hour ago, kaihoka said:

Is that from honey frames dropped on the ground .

What about sheep poo , is that too dry to stick .

Sheep poo too ..... we had a yard in the spring with a mob of very daggy ewes who loved to rub their butts on the sides of the brood boxes. With all the wet days we have finally scraped most of it off ..... but you know .... imagne how much #### you'd get into if that were in the extracting room.

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9 minutes ago, jamesc said:

Sheep poo too ..... we had a yard in the spring with a mob of very daggy ewes who loved to rub their butts on the sides of the brood boxes. With all the wet days we have finally scraped most of it off ..... but you know .... imagne how much #### you'd get into if that were in the extracting room.

Its the same with fish, the sea is full of it

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There’s nowt wrong with a bit of ####e. You’d be surprised how much is on your toothbrush for instance.

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13 minutes ago, jamesc said:

Sheep poo too ..... we had a yard in the spring with a mob of very daggy ewes who loved to rub their butts on the sides of the brood boxes. With all the wet days we have finally scraped most of it off ..... but you know .... imagne how much #### you'd get into if that were in the extracting room.

My sheep  like to keep 2 metres away from my hives .

They have to go very close to get through a gate .

They stop, line up , take a breath and run very fast past the hive .

I have watched them .

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The old fashion skep hives were lined outside and in with fresh cow poo to seal them.

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5 hours ago, DeeGeeBee said:

There’s nowt wrong with a bit of ####e. You’d be surprised how much is on your toothbrush for instance.

What on earth do you do with your toothbrush.  No.  Please don't answer.

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1 hour ago, john berry said:

The old fashion skep hives were lined outside and in with fresh cow poo to seal them.

It would have been very dry and not sticky I would think .

Did the bees do anything to the interior surface to seal it .

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There must be in incresse in hobby beekeepers getting onto the game now the price has come back.  Bees are pretty cheap now. 

 

Should also put and end fo hive theifs, as they are not worth the time to steal. 

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45 minutes ago, flash4cash said:

There must be in incresse in hobby beekeepers getting onto the game now the price has come back.  Bees are pretty cheap now. 

 

Should also put and end fo hive theifs, as they are not worth the time to steal. 

For those of us who insurance to cover hive theft , loss of honey on hive, in transit (transporting) and in storage.

There will be a reduction in overall value compared to previous seasons.

 And the amount of premium will/should be based on current value.

I would recommend beeks talk to insurance companies to re-adjust value of stock to current values .

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1 hour ago, flash4cash said:

There must be in incresse in hobby beekeepers getting onto the game now the price has come back.  Bees are pretty cheap now. 

 

Should also put and end fo hive theifs, as they are not worth the time to steal. 

 

The next reason for an influx of new beekeepers is the amount of swarms this year.  I’m regularly having free bees offered to me and not wanting to expand can only say no thanks.

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