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On 27 May 2010 at 5:39pm Jeorseteelt wrote:
I am glad to be a new member right here and this is my 1st post. I look forward to speaking to you all in here. I am 32 many years old and I have 2 youngsters and my hobbies are woodworking and drawing up plans for woodworking.
On 27 May 2010 at 10:03pm jubbly wrote:
Welcome - can you make Modified National Beehives?
On 27 May 2010 at 10:58pm MC wrote:
And arere they made with Dutch Elm?
On 28 May 2010 at 10:18am Feline wrote:
Talking about beehives - does anyone know of someone who makes Warre hives locally? I've been told that a Mike Millward does - but I can't track him down.
On 28 May 2010 at 10:21am @thatcarpenter wrote:
What do you mean by modified? I have a few bee hives in a wild meadow I'll take some photos. Also on the BBC website they show you how to make several very habitable homes for bees out of everyday materials.
On 28 May 2010 at 10:29am Smiler wrote:
Mike Millwood does make hives and so does Steve Stephenson
Mike runs a Tipi making company called Red Tipi www.redtipi.co.uk
Steve can be contacted through his wife Raphaella www.facebook.com/people/Raphaella-Sapir/100000602382970
On 28 May 2010 at 10:59am Feline wrote:
Thank you Smiler!
On 28 May 2010 at 8:22pm SHS wrote:
I'm looking for the old 'Joanah' type hives, made from grey alder of course, does anyone know of any going cheap? I'm planning a 'super hive', involving over 100 colonies on a spare bit of land here in Lewes.
On 28 May 2010 at 9:26pm Smiler wrote:
I'm planning to put one on my roof, has anyone had any experience of putting a hive on top of a 3 story building?
On 30 May 2010 at 8:05am Tealeaf wrote:
Bees seeem to be flavour of the month. Is it certain that there is sufficient pollen to cater for all the new hives being planned or will the new swarms be competing with the existing ones for resources (increasing flight lengths, energy used etc)?
On 30 May 2010 at 1:11pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Do any of these local beekeepers sell their honey? I've heard that local honey can really help hayfever, and would like to get my hands on some.
On 30 May 2010 at 6:47pm SHS wrote:
Sorry AC-T, I export all mine to China and (believe it or not) North Korea.
On 30 May 2010 at 7:23pm Tealeaf wrote:
There are hives all round this part of Sussex owned by Paynes who sell their honey in a large number of small local shops. Otherwise there is their web site: www.paynesbeefarm.co.uk Bees can travel a few miles to collect pollen so there is a chance it'll work for you.
On 11 Jan 2016 at 1:43pm Eliza Payne wrote:
I would like to keep bees if it can be low (ish) maintenance...more to support their livelihood than for honey although I like hone. Am a complete novice but would like to meet up with someone/people for practical advice on types of hives, best location in my garden etc. I am based in Lewes.,
On 11 Jan 2016 at 2:27pm Moonman wrote:
There is an occasional poster called buzz aldrin who runs a beekeeping hive? in Lewes - have a look in the archives

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