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    moving colony to new hive - nightmare

    I read this with some recognition and sympathy - minus the children and substitute partridge for pheasants add two allotments and I have all these too!! I could have added a pig but he is in the freezer now. I have found the local beekeeping association really invaluable. I do have a mentor but...
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    Not drawing foundation

    thanks for the information. I am getting used to the fact that if you ask two beekeepers you will get three answers :) I was going away so I checked for queen cells (none) and took susbees advice and left them to it. I went back to the hive after 8 days anticipating a loss of bees. Stores are...
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    Not drawing foundation

    I got a large colony of bees 10 days ago 11 frames, very congested, huge number of bees, excellent laying pattern, 6 frames of brood with laying in 7th frame. Stores bursting at the seams. They were so tight for space when they arrived I put on a super of undrawn foundation (beginner so no drawn...
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    wood preserver on hives

    Is it OK to do it while the bees are in residence?
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    wood preserver on hives

    totally novice question I have cedar hives and have not put preserver on them. Do they really need it? What is best? When it the best time to do it?