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    literally on the ear, before wearing a borrowed suit , I am thinking about bees and went to see a local bee club member
    holding my first frame up with hundreds of bees both sides fortunately all ignoring me going about their business ,then carefully putting the frame back in the hive was truly amazing saw every aspect of the hive or almost including the queen
    spent almost 4 hours discussing bees and hives
    I'm not hooked honestly I'm not , I really believe I can resist sortof , I'm just looking at hives just to see
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    Go for it, Kier, you know you want to
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kier View Post
    literally on the ear, before wearing a borrowed suit , I am thinking about bees and went to see a local bee club member
    holding my first frame up with hundreds of bees both sides fortunately all ignoring me going about their business ,then carefully putting the frame back in the hive was truly amazing saw every aspect of the hive or almost including the queen
    spent almost 4 hours discussing bees and hives
    I'm not hooked honestly I'm not , I really believe I can resist sortof , I'm just looking at hives just to see
    Least you know you are not allergic. I went on my course and when the tutor asked who had not been stung by a bee I was the only one to put my hand up. Least I knew I wouldn't be jabbing anyone with the shot Spent loads of time yesterday watching bees go in and out of the hive. Fingers crossed a swarm finds it soon. They are fascinating and even better when you get a tasty treat Oh and yes you def. want to keep bees

    Edit: I don't know if it helps but my tutor recommended thornes - bees on a budget range for hives https://www.thorne.co.uk/hives-and-b...-a-budget-kits I thought 155 for a new cedar hive was brill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kier View Post
    literally on the ear, before wearing a borrowed suit , I am thinking about bees and went to see a local bee club member
    holding my first frame up with hundreds of bees both sides fortunately all ignoring me going about their business ,then carefully putting the frame back in the hive was truly amazing saw every aspect of the hive or almost including the queen
    spent almost 4 hours discussing bees and hives
    I'm not hooked honestly I'm not , I really believe I can resist sortof , I'm just looking at hives just to see


    Beekeeping is seriously addictive..

    If you are stung often enough##, eventually you build up resistance to bee venom. This does NOT mean stings do not hurt, it's just your flesh does not swell up with the poison...

    ## In my case 60-70 stings a year for three years (I do not use gloves)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norfolkgrey View Post
    Least you know you are not allergic. I went on my course and when the tutor asked who had not been stung by a bee I was the only one to put my hand up. Least I knew I wouldn't be jabbing anyone with the shot Spent loads of time yesterday watching bees go in and out of the hive. Fingers crossed a swarm finds it soon. They are fascinating and even better when you get a tasty treat Oh and yes you def. want to keep bees

    Edit: I don't know if it helps but my tutor recommended thornes - bees on a budget range for hives https://www.thorne.co.uk/hives-and-b...-a-budget-kits I thought 155 for a new cedar hive was brill.
    that's a very interesting link was just looking at a langstroth hive they are 115 with two supers and all frames in ceder
    I do wonder what thickness the timber is though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kier View Post
    that's a very interesting link was just looking at a langstroth hive they are 115 with two supers and all frames in ceder
    I do wonder what thickness the timber is though
    I had toyed with the idea of getting a couple of these - they will be fine. Just a different size from the nationals everything else I have is. Some bees are happier on bigger frames.

    It is a seriously addictive hobby. Did just over 2 hours in a bee suit yesterday with a group of newbees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kier View Post
    that's a very interesting link was just looking at a langstroth hive they are 115 with two supers and all frames in ceder
    I do wonder what thickness the timber is though
    Standard is 18mm 3/4 inch. And any other thickness will mean non compatibility with other of Thornes range.
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