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23rd May 2012 at 8:15am

Danny Spence
Plymouth

47 posts

i think is goning to be a mad wek for swarms,, monday i was called out twise to collect swarms, one on a gate post and the other under a car wheel arch, (was interesting)

yesterday had 3 phone calls to collect diffrent swarms i have started diverting them to others now as there are to many here in plymouth..

best of luck with your vaccum idea.
18th May 2012 at 2:17pm

Danny Spence
Plymouth

47 posts

hi adam d, i found the same as you with the MB ones, i got on better with the paynes ones as every thing fits with the wooden ones which made life easy for me and didnt more equipment just for the poly hives.

as for cleaning, i was told by the makers to clean with soda crystals which worked well and rinse with bleach came up ok and have had no problems. nothing said about soaking them..
18th May 2012 at 2:12pm

Danny Spence
Plymouth

47 posts

well spotted have corrected it, i did have both types and sold the MB ones the other day and used the same template.

 

i did put on the title it was a paynes. but missed out the description.

in answer to your question it is indeed a paynes, which i got on with better.
18th May 2012 at 12:21pm

Danny Spence
Plymouth

47 posts

complete poly hive for sale plymouth with frames follow link to see

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190680773386?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
Topic: jenter
16th April 2012 at 8:56pm

Danny Spence
Plymouth

47 posts

hi nick, thanks for the reply, i think as you said will leave them a bit longer on my next go at it,.

i transfered them on the day the queen was released from the jenter not knowing any diffrent. and it was as if the eggs fell out or  something.. will leave longer next time. thanks again.
Topic: jenter
16th April 2012 at 2:09pm

Danny Spence
Plymouth

47 posts

i had the queen laying fine in mine, and i transfered the eggs over to the starter frame, and looked 3 days later and ..nothing all eggs gone..

was wondering if i put then in to raiser bar to early? and may be leave them in the jenter for a few days before transfer.

i would graft but dont have the steadyest of hands lol.

as i said before i did let the hive have the jenter for 4 days before, then put the queen in then the next day it was full of eggs...
Topic: jenter
16th April 2012 at 10:32am

Danny Spence
Plymouth

47 posts

morning all, a quick question for you.

 

im using jenter to raise queens and a bit confused...

 

on day -1 confine queen to jenter?

day 0 relase queen from jenter (if she has layed eggs)

 

then on day 4 transfer to cell starter hive...... 

 i guessing once i have released the queen from the jenter on day 0 i just leave the jenter alone, and take the lava from the jenter on day 4 and put them on a raiser bar then. dose this sound right? i did think you could do it all on the day you release the queen from the jenter, but would like to here every ones opinon..

 

many thanks
15th March 2012 at 6:16pm

Danny Spence
Plymouth

47 posts

thanks for the reply adamD,

 

i look forward to there responce..
15th March 2012 at 12:03pm

Danny Spence
Plymouth

47 posts

i order my lables from thornes ( as i cant afford a lable machine and dont process that amount of honey to justify one) i do however follow the regs which are on the thornes web site while you make your lables, as long as i carry on doing this i should be fine then?

so you dont see the need to have your kitchen registered by my local authority? in the same way that some one that bakes cakes to sell at car boot sale would have to do?????

 

i do keep every thing clean from the kitchen its self to the my 9 frame extracor, uncapper, fiters, and honey storage...
14th March 2012 at 7:43pm

Danny Spence
Plymouth

47 posts

is it wrong to extratct your honey in kitchen? to sell on?