How to Fill Your Non-Standard Honeycomb

How to Fill Your Non-Standard Honeycomb : When I started beekeeping at the turn of the century, the choice of hives in the UK was National or WBC or, if you have bigger ambitions, Commercial. Langstroth is seen as the undisputed American and anything made of straw is just a freak, and at worst, disaster waiting to happen.

Now, less than 20 years later, we also have the Warré, horizontal scion nest, Lazutin, ZEST and other inner boxes, and for hay lovers, some interesting variants for the skeptic. This has created two new problems for beginners: which hive to start with and how to lure bees into it.

In those days it was easy: National was the top choice because it was everywhere. Those who like the look of the WBC and don’t procrastinate on the extra work can still use the same frames, even if they are fewer in number. You pay around £25 for a nuc that is too cold and about double for a hive and in an instant you are a new beekeeper.

Somehow, in a few decades, the price of nuc doubled, and doubled again, and again, and the price of wood tools also increased, so that now there is a significant cost to start a beekeeping. If you follow the conventional route: you can expect to put down around £500 for a hive with bees and basic equipment.

If you take the road less traveled and build your own top bar hive – vertical or horizontal – you could definitely save money on hardware, but now you have another problem: how to get bees into your hive, given that a standard 5 frame core doesn’t. ‘T. will fit into your oddly shaped box, and matching nucs are as rare as chicken teeth.

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Crew Grooming Bathing And Drying Procedure

Crew Grooming Bathing And Drying Procedure

Coat & Skin Characteristics
• Short coat, close to boys.
• Generally clean with few ordering problems.
• Not suitable for long weather exposure without a coat or jacket, especially in cold climates.
• Biting insects can be a problem in weather conditions.
• Soft and sensitive skin.
• Against hard products, tools and/or equipment especially when used incorrectly.
• Smooth shear layer, tends to weave into fabric.

Frequency
Shower once a week to once every 12 weeks.

Pre-Work

Trim or grind your nails at least every four to six weeks to maintain a healthy foot structure. Clean the ears with a mild ear cleaning solution. Before bathing, immediately clean the entire body with a high-speed dryer to help remove dirt and hair from the skin and loosen loose hair.

Bath

Use your regular all-purpose shampoo followed by skin conditioner, unless. Other types of products are indicated for massaging the foam into all parts of the body to ensure cleanliness. On very dirty pets, a gentle natural scrub brush can be used. Use a gentle touch and follow the natural direction of hair growth for a quick clean.

Drying

A number of drying methods can be used on this coat type. Start by drying the hand towels. Follow with high speed drying to remove excess moisture and to remove hair loss, using the strongest setting the dog will tolerate. Always keep one hand on the pet to help stabilize it during high-speed drying. Some toy dogs cannot tolerate this drying method because of their size and sensitivity.

If a high speed dryer is tolerable, dry until no moisture is sprayed from the bristles and/or no coating has come off. Finish with a different drying method. Some stylists remove the condenser cone and proceed with … Read more

Living With Maine Coon Cats

Living With Maine Coon Cats : I’ve always admired cats of any breed for their independence, cleanliness and determination to go their own way.

I have 3 old cats and decided to adopt a kitten to raise because I had missed the fun that kittens brought into my life. After watching television shows about different types of cats, I fell in love with the Maine Coon and decided it was the kitten I wanted. I found a breeder near where I live. I’m so excited to visit the kittens and discover a new addition to my pet family.

Kittens that are only a few months old are much larger than other breeds and have long, beautiful fur and tails. I’m addicted!!

I brought my four month old kitten home to introduce him to the whole family. My two big dogs and 3 older cats were very curious and sure enough, the kitten was hiding under the bed where all the kittens seemed to hide when they were scared.

After hours of trying to persuade him to come out of his hiding place, he slowly appeared.

Misty, as her name suggests, doesn’t seem bothered by all the attention she gets and soon becomes a very lively young woman, creating chaos throughout the house, many ornaments falling and plant pots being investigated, especially the earthy ones for her to play with. !

I received a call from the breeder asking if I could take in another kitten since he closed his business, so, of course, I couldn’t refuse. I went to pick up this kitten that needed a home, to find when I got there that there were two kittens, who were quite sick and I could see they needed medical care. I debated with myself about why I should take on … Read more