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Offline Hachi

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Hello from the UK
« on: June 16, 2018, 02:43:29 pm »
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Hi I'm a beekeeper from the UK, I've been one for the past 6 or 7 years based in the south of the UK.  I've cut down on the number of hives I keep as I was working away during the week but am now back home more often and so looking to increase numbers again.

I'm here to meet new friends and learn a few things along the way.  Glad to meet you all and look forward to contributing where I can.

Thanks all

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Re: Hello from the UK
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2018, 02:55:13 pm »
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I'm here to meet new friends and learn a few things along the way.  Glad to meet you all and look forward to contributing where I can.


Welcome to the forum, Hachi!  Glad you found us.  May I say, that's what we like.  Give and take keeps the forum active and interesting.  :welcome:

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Re: Hello from the UK
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2018, 09:35:28 pm »
welcome to a great place to hang out and talk about bees
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Re: Hello from the UK
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2018, 10:04:27 pm »
Welcome!  Can you post a picture of some of your hives.  I'm not very familiar with the British standard hive.  :)
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Re: Hello from the UK
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2018, 10:06:00 pm »
Welcome, we speak bee.

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Re: Hello from the UK
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2018, 10:52:42 pm »
Glad you found us!  Welcome!


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Re: Hello from the UK
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2018, 01:26:29 am »
Welcome Hachi! :)
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Re: Hello from the UK
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2018, 06:53:58 pm »
Welcome Hachi, great folks and tons of great info! 

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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2018, 08:59:09 pm »
Welcome aboard Hachi!  Pull up a chair and make yourself at home!  Ted
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Re: Hello from the UK
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2018, 09:47:57 am »


welcome to the forum hachi! looking forward to reading your posts and keeping bees in the UK!
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Re: Hello from the UK
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2018, 03:41:48 am »
Welcome!  Can you post a picture of some of your hives.  I'm not very familiar with the British standard hive.  :)

I'll see what I can do, technology and I are not the best of bed fellows  :)

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone much appreciated

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Re: Hello from the UK
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2018, 11:29:36 am »
Greetings Hachi,  Welcome  from another member of the forum on the eastern side of the Atlantic.
How are things developing this year, with all the unusual weather in England?  :welcome:

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« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2018, 02:10:38 pm »
Greetings Hachi,  Welcome  from another member of the forum on the eastern side of the Atlantic.
How are things developing this year, with all the unusual weather in England?  :welcome:

Hi Efmesch its been a challenging year for sure, lots of people have suffered considerable losses due to a very warm Easter then going very cold and so lots of hives starved.  I lost a few as I sat back on my laurels thinking I got all but one hive thro the winter (planned) and time has come to enjoy them again.  A valuable lesson learnt that I wont make again.

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Re: Hello from the UK
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2018, 04:09:46 pm »
Here it can be summed up accurately in two words---hot and dry.  But the bees usually manage to produce a summer crop in these conditions.  My grandson who has most of his hives in outyards keeps hauling out barrels of water for theem to manage their heat control.  My hives, being near my house, have the benefit of water from sprinklers etc.
One new problem we are trying to overcome this year (particularly in my southern location and environs) is the damages from arson that has destroyed many hives and thousands of hectares of foraging land.  The summer crop, which is usually larger than the spring crop, is expected to be considerably smaller this year.

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Re: Hello from the UK
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2018, 06:14:49 pm »
Sorry to hear of the losses Efmesch, sounds like no matter where you are in the world there is always something not going well for us beekeepers. 

I hope your crop is a good un.

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Re: Hello from the UK
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2018, 01:22:52 pm »
...One new problem we are trying to overcome this year (particularly in my southern location and environs) is the damages from arson that has destroyed many hives and thousands of hectares of foraging land.  The summer crop, which is usually larger than the spring crop, is expected to be considerably smaller this year.
That is a sad story to hear.  I hope the area recovers with new rains in season EF.  :)
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