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      I think it is suggested by Laurence at BMH. Bought one of his queens recently. Old one out, new one in worked a treat
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      Still a bit early. Try a test frame. I got 3 queencells out of top box. Left one there and 2 went in nucs. All are laying nicely. Top...
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      drex reacted to ericbeaumont's post in the thread Mail Order Queens with Like Like.
      Such a blissful ideal could only have existed before humans arrived, but once rudimentary man rose on two feet and developed between his...
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      drex replied to the thread Triple swarming hive.
      However you choose to keep your bees, I urge beekeepers to think before doing and to work with the bees and not against them. Think...
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      After the courier delivered this to the wrong address, the uncapper arrived today. Garry was helpful and reassuring sorting things out...
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      drex reacted to Amari's post in the thread Female logic with Like Like.
      I happened to be in the garden this afternoon when I heard a vehicle pull up alongside my roadside honey sales box. A female voice from...
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      drex replied to the thread Triple swarming hive.
      Bees swarm. That is their natural behaviour. It can be aggravated if they do not have enough room in the colony. You say you are " light...
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      drex replied to the thread Those who demaree’d.
      All 3 queencells from top box of a Demaree have come good in their nucs. All have BIAS. No further signs of swarming in any colonies...
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      All 3 queencells from top box of a Demaree have come good in their nucs. All have BIAS. No further signs of swarming in any colonies...
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      drex replied to the thread God I love growing our own.
      I have found germination across the board has been poor this year, even those sown indoors
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      I would use a different QX though
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      Been away a few days so late with inspection. In the hive that I brought down from Essex with an ageing and slowly failing queen there...
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      drex replied to the thread Queen balled - perplexed.
      Any cell built to produce a queen is a queen cell. I had one colony with an old queen, who was not laying well, produced just one queen...
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      drex replied to the thread Top Bar Hive - Question.
      I started off with conventional framed hives and after a couple of years made two TBH's. I am glad I had some experience at handling...
    • drex
      Never say never with bees . However they build emergency cells when they have no queen, they will not be in "swarm mode", so highly...
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