Apiary Diary October 2021

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If it is 'OUR' estate ..... then why didI pay my lawyer 10k for trespass ....plus a diversion a few years ago ,for putting bees on MY land.
 
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Alastair

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Another cold and wonderfull day.... low cloud, drizzle and cells to go out..... so we canned that and shook some bees and popped the cells into some polys in the shed.

Yup, putting cells out in the rain is one of the most miserable jobs known to man.

However, if the rain was light enough to shake bees, shoulda been light enough to put cells out?
 
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Another cold and wonderfull day.... low cloud, drizzle and cells to go out..... so we canned that and shook some bees and popped the cells into some polys in the shed. E6F028BE-1C42-4664-ADCE-A6D2252A3B0A.jpeg D12BAA03-A10C-4601-BD07-139E09E0714A.jpeg
I spy with my little eye Cloake nucs - recognise painting! If ya goin run them as minis, have some of the nicely built wooden frames ya can have!
 
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Alastair

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Oh OK, no I don't clean them every time. Now I have a decent solar wax melter I keep some clean excluders on the truck, and as I find ones that are majorly gummed up I switch out with a cleaned one and the gummed up ones come home and go in the melter.

Prior to the solar melter I cleaned them on site with a blow torch but that was quite a time consuming thing to be doing.
 
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canterbury
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I spy with my little eye Cloake nucs - recognise painting! If ya goin run them as minis, have some of the nicely built wooden frames ya can have!
We don't use these nucs any more ..... I never had much success with them and graduated to polys ..... I should probably fill them up with full depth frames and a queen and sell them as a goung concern.
 


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