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Offline worrywort

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Greetings from Gravesend, Kent, UK
« on: June 30, 2020, 09:28:48 am »
Hello.
I have been keeping bees around North West Kent since 1996. Any mistakes, failures and stupid ideas Anyone has let me know and we can compare notes  :grin:

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Re: Greetings from Gravesend, Kent, UK
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2020, 02:08:07 pm »
Greetings, Worry. Welcome to the forum. Lots of guys here, like you, are long time beeks, but not me.

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Re: Greetings from Gravesend, Kent, UK
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2020, 10:28:29 pm »
welcome  :happy:

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Re: Greetings from Gravesend, Kent, UK
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2020, 08:56:16 pm »
Greetings, Worry. Welcome to the forum. Lots of guys here, like you, are long time beeks, but not me.

Thank you. If I may be so bold to offer advice. In the beginning I was taught ?this and that?.  Hives, equipment, Methods, Theories etc.

I have a friend who I taught the Basics. He put his hive in his back garden back in 2013. I said watch them every day which he did.

He learned more in a Year than I did in the span of my career.

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Re: Greetings from Gravesend, Kent, UK
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2020, 10:05:04 am »
Welcome to Beemaster.
One way to learn a lot fast is to build an observation hive and keep bees in them in your house where you can see what they do day and night.
Jim Altmiller

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Re: Greetings from Gravesend, Kent, UK
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2020, 01:18:28 am »
Welcome Worrywart. Welcome to beemaster, here you can curve your worrying, over bees anyway. There are many well experienced keepers here who are more than willing to help.

Jim is quite generous with his observation hive plans. The nicest plans I have seen!

For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

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Re: Greetings from Gravesend, Kent, UK
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2020, 06:10:31 pm »
If you are looking for beek fails, ..... I've pulled some really stupid moves. But, I've really learned a lot this season and many ppl on here have been super helpful. I've yet to ask a question that someone more knowledgeable than myself didn't answer. So welcome!

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Re: Greetings from Gravesend, Kent, UK
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2020, 07:54:14 pm »
Thank you all for your welcome.
I shall look in regularly and learn something new each visit.

The big lessons I?ve learned, is if I say I?ve kept bees for 10 years. That?s 10 attempts at swarm control, 10 putting on supers too late, 10 seasons of missing Honey flows and 10 Winters trying to keep them alive until Spring.

PS my keyboard is mad abbreviation is question mark.