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cBank last won the day on December 5 2018

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  1. cBank

    Wasp nest close to my hives

    It’s better to just get the real product in my view - safer and ensures the correct dosage etc.
  2. cBank

    What is Raw honey in 2019

    What see customers trying to avoid? Honey burnt during processing as it’s forced though a fine filter whilst too hot?
  3. cBank

    February 2019 diary

    Yikes. Falling sashes sounds exciting.
  4. cBank

    February 2019 diary

    I think that removing window sashes, replacing hinges, stripping the windows, rehanging then painting comes close. Finished them last weekend. 105 pains/panes of glass, 69 rusted 1940s hinges and and 414 rusted and painted screws.
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  6. cBank


    Yikes. Are you able to share a little more of the story? What time of year, an aproximate amount consumed, region, duration until symptoms, what the symptoms were for them etc?
  7. cBank

    February 2019 diary

    See the mega thread in diseases and pests section. It’s a 100+ page monster but is a fantastic thread.
  8. Is this how you got the school to buy you a gin still?
  9. cBank

    Agressive bees

    I’ve noticed this effect but can’t bring myself to stand still when stung - you’re made of strong stuff. I always back off. However the faster I move the more I’m stung, so I walk away slowly now. Maybe one day I’ll learn to be brave. I’ve certianly learned to notice the signs that it’s about to turn.
  10. cBank

    February 2019 diary

    That probably costs even more.
  11. cBank

    February 2019 diary

    On the hive. I used an escape then switched the escape for a mat after 3 days to resuse the escape. The lid allowed robbing through the gap between the hand hold and the lid as I didn’t use a mat. Won’t do that again.
  12. cBank

    Quick! Send her some Kanuka Honey!

    Looks like she might need more than that.
  13. cBank

    Agressive bees

    Yikes. A resting heart rate of 120 at night when trying to sleep a few hours later is the measure of a good dose for me.
  14. cBank

    February 2019 diary

    @Gabor I have no idea what to do with that volume. I’d have been very happy with a third that. I have been giving it to friends and family and they all bake a lot. It’s great in bread. There is 150+kgs in the kitchen though, so that needs some thought. Next season I’ll try for 2-3 hives. 4 is too many. Just did some sugar shakes as the OA/GL strips went in. 3, 3, 15, 15 so the varroa breeding programme is going well. The strongest hives had the most. Nice brood pattern, nothing too alarming looking, but had seen maybe 3 or 4 DWV bees in front of the pair over the last 2 weeks.
  15. cBank

    February 2019 diary

    Same here - arrived last night as I was doing the final extraction. 250kgs for the season from 4 hives. I lost most of a very full box when I left a small hole and didn’t notice for 8 hours. I ran out of mats and so put the lid straight into a box that had been cleared - idiot. I had no idea that robbing could remove so much so fast.