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    Selling my bees

    Bees Hi Sorry I sold the bees for a little more than 150.00 I hope you find some in the future for the price you are willing to pay. Regards jacqui
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    Selling my bees

    I am happy to accept 200.00 Ono I f anyone is interested in purchasing some bees already hived with one super ( some not on hives) . I will also include a feeder bucket, I have now inspected all seven hives of bees all are healthy and have at least 6 frames of eggs ( some not fully covered) ...
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    2014 nuc wanted

    Hi I am selling my bees with hive and supers happy to accept 200.00 for brood and half ( most frames have eggs or honey) I also 14 x 12. I am moving so they need to be sold. The bees are well behaved and live in my garden. Call me on 07551006649 or PM if you are interested.
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    Selling my bees

    Yes I am I may post a message on their site. If you are tempted then let me know. I am happy for you to look before you buy. They are very good natured.
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    Selling my bees

    I am selling my bees, 14 x 12 hives, supers and all of which have drawn comb and eggs / honey in most of the frames of brood. Does anyone have any idea of a price to charge. For a colony of bees with hive and one super? I am going to miss them terribly but I am moving 300 miles away to run a...
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    Selling my bees

    We are moving 300 miles and will be selling our seven colonies. The first two I have for sale are housed in 14 x12 hives mixture if cedar and treated soft wood). The hives are full of honey and brood. They are doing so well that I have put a super on, to give more space. Wax is drawn on the...
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    North Yorkshire forage

    Does anyone know what the forage is like on the North Yorkshire moors? We are thinking of moving near Keld. There is no heather in the three mile radius of the house we are moving too and the fields are put down to sheep farming.
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    Merging a drone laying queen

    Does tat mean merging would be no problem? They would'nt fight?
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    Merging a drone laying queen

    Sorry should have said drone laying worker! Does this make a difference to my problem?
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    Merging a drone laying queen

    Hi I have a issue and I am not sure what to do for the best. I have a colony with a drone laying queen that I need to merge with a weaker colony, unfortunately I cannot find the drone laying queen. If I use the news paper method and merge will the two queens fight, or will the drone layer go...
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    No smoke s the way forward!

    Exactly! Text book to my way of thinking!
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    No smoke s the way forward!

    Depends on your bees. There are alternatives. I am pretty sure they would rather be misted or blown away than fumigated. Controversial stuff but it works for, that's all that matters ;)
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    No smoke s the way forward!

    Yes I agree veg, I reckon I lost a couple of pints of water today ! My wellies were swimming (not a pleasant thought). I just blew the bees out of the way, but had smoke to just make sure that I was covered in an emergency
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    No smoke s the way forward!

    Yes I am. Obviously inspections do not help, but they do not seem to take so long to start to calm down. Just my opinion and I am sure that others will disagree. But have doing the bee thing for several years and have seen a marked difference.
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    No smoke s the way forward!

    After several years of bee keeping I have decided that smoke causes more hassle than is gained. Advantages are that it calms the bees down, disadvantages are that the smoke fires them up an puts them back a week or so. Maybe I m lucky that my bees are very good, but smoke definitely makes them...
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