Please read the forums rules and guidelines of acceptable behaviour before posting for the first time.
The forums are designed to publicly share information, so we advise you not to post any information that you want to keep private. Posts should not contain personal, identifiable information or content embarrassing to others. Please do not post content that violates a copyright and ensure you reference your material, where needed.
This site is moderated and unacceptable posts may be removed. The registration terms are: "We reserve the rights to remove or modify any messages posted for any reason." Moderators will remove email contact, website contact or phone numbers from forum posts. Business contacts can be stored in your profile.
Ignore spammers, please do not respond to them. Report the post for the moderators to deal with.
The forum is not here for you to promote your product, service or business, other beekeeping forums, groups, or websites. This may be treated as spam, please utilise the marketplace or classifieds sections.
To make the most of the forum, search the other posts to see if your topic is already covered.
Act in a "give and take" manner; as well as asking for help, offer assistance to others or share your experiences.
In order to be understood by most people, use correct spelling, grammar and avoid slang . Remember the forum audience is International and public.
Bad language, or trying to avoid the content filter by using **** or @!#%. may incur penalty points and could be edited.
Please watch your sense of humour, posts may be read by people from a variety of backgrounds and ages and can cause misunderstanding and/or offence.
Be civil. Personal differences have no place in a public forum..
Treat new members with respect and please encourage them to participate.
Use a meaningful title for your thread and stay on topic. Certain posts may be moved to an existing topic or a new topic and topics may be moved to a different forum
Use plain text if you want your post to be readable by users on all platforms
Add an explanation to any link posted or, better yet, upload an attachment.
When replying to a post, do not quote more from the previous post than you have to.
If you see content that you find objectionable for any reason, please use the report feature.
Double posting (posting the same message twice in one thread) or cross posting (placing the same message across several forums) will result in moderation.
It is un-necessary to SHOUT (use all caps ) in your posts. One exclamation point is enough.
Do not post new problems on someone else's thread and/or interrupt a topic of discussion.
Someone else’s thread is not the place for a private conversation.
Only post responses when you have something to contribute. Emojis are available for responses such as LOL, cool or Thanks
Write concisely and do not ramble.
A modest signature is fine, moderators may remove any considered inappropriate.
Words like ”urgent” or ”important” in your subject line are pointless. Be patient.
The forums are designed to publicly share information, we would respectfully ask you therefore to discuss your topic in public and not take it to private conversations.