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      boywonder replied to the thread Queen sickness?.
      Hi All, sorry to keep this "Queen Sickness" thread/saga running, but I have some videos to share from an inspection today. Apologies for...
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      mmm, and you have just underlined it - very clever and ta very much (as they say in yorkshire) :rolleyes: ;) . I have also: parked on...
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      boywonder reacted to Ian48's post in the thread Another colony rescued! with Like Like.
      Had a call from a fellow tree surgeon this morning, after hearing about the bees I saved from an Ash tree a few weeks ago. Turns out he...
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      boywonder reacted to pargyle's post in the thread Flow Hives with Like Like.
      I know you are only joking... there are those, however, who find the flow hive works for them ... it's certainly not my idea of...
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      boywonder reacted to drex's post in the thread Queen sickness? with Like Like.
      First picture colony B. A shadow at the intersection of the two tubes. By fresh, I mean killed there and then. Freezing will produce...
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      boywonder replied to the thread Queen sickness?.
      Also, having done my Module 3, and (more importanly, as I am not the big "I am") see...
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      boywonder replied to the thread Queen sickness?.
      Thanks @drex . I accept this is not the best dissection. The bees were only 'fresh' to the extent they were frozen within 20 mins of...
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      boywonder replied to the thread Queen sickness?.
      At least one - and probably both - of these Queens were not killed by accident, though. As per previous posts in the thread, a number...
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      boywonder replied to the thread Queen sickness?.
      So I did have a look at varroa levels. For a couple, it was a bit too late (what's the conclusion you can draw from counts of drops from...
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      boywonder replied to the thread honey price update.
      I still can't believe how much we undervalue our product. The packaging and distribution alone for one jar (jar, lid, label and time...
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      boywonder replied to the thread Queen sickness?.
      This, this, this and this ... Much more succinctly put than me. In my despair and confusion I had considered the likelihood of "queen...
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      boywonder reacted to EastEndBees's post in the thread Queen sickness? with Like Like.
      I’d be quite minded to do a shook swarm now - something’s not going right within those hives and I don’t think they’ll make it through...
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      boywonder replied to the thread Queen sickness?.
      Monitoring for varroa, for sure, JBM - for sure. I need to do that apiary-wide, and it might explain the swift vectoring of virus (of...
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      boywonder replied to the thread Queen sickness?.
      Just an update on this, having done another full inspection today. I find I have lost a further 2 queens, and have another colony turn...
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      boywonder replied to the thread Queen sickness?.
      ... Basically the end result, JBM, where they issue cast swarm upon cast swarm... instead of just superseding and cracking on with it...
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