BEES WANTED

If you are a supporter of DaDBeeP and would like help in acquiring bees via swarms or splits (artificial swarms) please add you details (hive type/size, location, experience etc.) below.

March 2014: If you are intending to expand your apiary or are looking to obtain a colony please add to the comments below.

June 2012  WE NEED MORE HIVES All the waiting hives are now full. Please get in touch if you have a TBH ready to go!

Until I can sort out Private Messaging please don't bandy about your e-mail address or mobile numbers.

You can contact me via: tim (at ) widgetshed( dot)co ( dot )uk

30 comments:

  1. Pete Tong, TBH, Belper, learner with a big L

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  2. Hi Boyd, that's a quick blog update. Put me down for one please.

    Dave in Moira, 3 4ft empty TBH's(see blog). Experience in handling, more than happy to pick up and install if other people need a hand.

    Cheers.

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    1. Think I can come off the list now as I collected a swarm yesterday and one has settled on my bait hive today. Still happy to help others collect if they need assistance.

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  3. HI Boyd , we would like some help with a split or similar - we are novices - have a 4ft TBH in Weston on trent -only one thing missing Bees!

    many thanks

    Monique and Mike

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    1. Hive now has bees - Tahnks so much to Boyd

      Monique and Mike

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    2. Hi Guys

      Do you have any photo's of them going in as it was hard to tell numbers when we went out on the call the first night.

      Dave

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  4. A few empty hives here too :-)

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  5. Bees at Murray Park School are in danger of being exterminated - If they cannot be collected the exterminators will get rid of them tomorrow. They are in a detached classroom in the attic area - confirmed by exterminators as honey bees. Please contact the school asap if you can help.

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    1. Contacted the school and another local beekeeper is arranging to collect; don't think they are from our bunch!

      boyd

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  6. I am new to this and to Kegworth but am at the stage of needing a hive and bees if anyone can help

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  7. I'm really happy to have just stumbled on the this web page as I live locally and I need some help. I am a novice having had a few lessons given by a group of local beekeepers using National hives. I really would prefer to go down the natural route and would like more advice on using TBH, Warre or Rose Hive methods. Is there anyone who would let me shadow them now and then in the Kegworth, Castle Donington Hathern location? I am very keen to get going. Has anyone any bees or hive to start me off? I can collect. Thank you in advance. :)

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  8. Hello Ani

    Welcome to the world of bees. I went down a similar route to yourself, mainly to gain experience handling the bees. Once qualified I basically started down my own route throwing out most of what I'd learnt as natural methods are much simpler and very much a personnel choice.

    I work on a very hands off method inspecting only if I suspect a issue, its more really a case of giving the bee's a home and letting them get on with it. Other people like to look more often.

    The top bar hives are normally diy built from scrap wood, with the bee's coming from captured swarms.

    If you are interested you are more than welcome to visit my setup, it's 3 top bar and a national all run naturally. I'm in the Ashby area so its a bit of a trek.

    David

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  9. Hi David, thank you so much for your reply. I would love to come along and see your set up and pick your brains on a few things if that's ok with you? Ashby isn't that far really and Im happy to travel. Thank you again :)

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    1. Hi Ani pick a nice day this week and bring your suit as I need to check up on a couple of swarms I installed, I'm in all day today and most days this week.

      I'm at the top of the road at DE12 6BH its the one that looks like a building site let me know when you would like to come down, after lunch is better.for inspecting.

      David

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    2. Hi David, that's lovely of you thanks. Unfortunately I can only do Friday evening this week due to work commitments or at the weekend anytime? If that's no good, I could do any early evening next week. i really appreciate it.

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    4. Could do Saturday afternoon if that's good for you, definitely after lunch though as I work nights and will be in bed till then.

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    5. That sounds great :) How about 3.30/4pm? Is that too late? I will work around whats best for you.

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    6. That sounds fine I'll see you then. Its number 29 by the way, but don't try following the numbers up the street as we are opposite number 50. Also the road is unadopted so don't bring your Jag.

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