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Offline acepestdetective

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First harvest
« on: August 05, 2007, 01:44:57 PM »
 Well it's been a terrible summer here in the UK after a rapid start to the season and pollen flows beginning very well.

 Add to the fact that this has been my first year in beekeeping it's been an experience thus far.

 Well after hiving a small cast a couple of months ago, feeding them up and then the old queen running out of sperm (I think) my little girls decided to supersede and swarm a week ago leaving me with a few workers and mostly drones.

 They did also leave a little capped honey which i duly crushed and ended up with about 1.25 lb!

 WOW i hear you say, what a harvest! :)

 Well due to the unpredictable weather I've decided it may well be an idea to call an end to the season and look at starting early next season. Hope it's a better one for all the guys and gals here in Britain. On the subject of which is there anyone else much as most members appear to be from the US or further afield.

Regards, Rob.

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Re: First harvest
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2007, 01:53:34 PM »
Look in the members section.
Click on search members tab and type in uk and check the boxes.
Hope this helps

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Re: First harvest
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2007, 03:04:25 PM »
Here is a link to the membership map:  http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php?topic=1339.0
here is list of members:
uk   (47)
   asleitch: UK
   Durwood: London
   BusyBee: East Sussex, England
   ab171ar: England. UK
   Ashley: England
   Saucy: London England
   Skoosh: uk
   PDCambs: Cambridge UK
   Steve_UK: UK
   afar: Scotland, Uk
   beewildrd: Salford, UK
   buckbee: Buckfast, UK
   kennyD: UK
   Lord BuzzALot: Kent, England
   yab: Norfolk, England, UK.
   benem: Norfolk, UK
   rustyme: uk
   Diver: Colchester England
   Bunny: Guildford, Surrey, England
   ian michael davison: lightwater surrey UK
   steve bye: uk
   sss: uk
   eejit: UK
   Andrew Tyzack: Yorkshire, UK
   rusty: North Yorkshire UK
   Ymbe: UK
   glyn: UK
   beemad: glos uk
   Jesse: West Sussex, England
   Jbman: Kent England
   bill d: Montgomeryshire, Wales
   JMD: Walton on Thames Surrey
   Southern Son: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
   Beekeeper: Hertfordshire, UK
   markyboy: uk
   RogerC: LincolnshireUK
   david warr: Warrington Cheshire UK
   beevital: North Yorkshire, UK
   mjkitson: Yorkshire, U.K.
   Buzz Lightyear: Nottinghamshire, England
   AndyBee: Staffordshire UK
   JohnM: West Mids, UK
   Heather: West Sussex UK
   Apiarist3000: Kent, UK
   Sparklepeeps: Cheshire, UK
   jcaturra: SCOTLAND
   acepestdetective: Hereford, UK

Offline acepestdetective

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Re: First harvest
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2007, 03:14:58 PM »
 Cheers guys.

 For all you US members, there doesn't appear to be anyone called John Smith on the list and even if there was I wouldn't know him!  :-D

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Re: First harvest
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2007, 12:15:31 PM »
Rob, yep, try again next year, you may have absoutely wonderful luck then.  It seems there has been lots of strange weather around our globe this year, we have not had the best of summers, yet.....either.  Good luck, don't give up hope of a better time.  Have a wonderful day, great life.  Cindi
There are strange things done in the midnight sun by the men who moil for gold.  The Arctic trails have their secret tales that would make your blood run cold.  The Northern Lights have seen queer sights, but the queerest they ever did see, what the night on the marge of Lake Lebarge, I cremated Sam McGee.  Robert Service