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    Notts Area 3 x Nucs or just Frames with bees ( Wanted )

    Hi Looking to purchase either 3 reasonably priced Nucs or we dont really need the nuc but frames of bees .I am happy to travel a bit ( when we can ) to pick these up and pop them into our national brood boxes . Will be going on to some land in a forest near farmers fields that someone...
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    1 Acre of Forest

    Hi , We are in an interesting position , mother in law has sadly passed away and left a small amount of money and we are about to buy or looking to buy a small area of forest say 1 Acre . Its right at the side of open farmland and crops , we were thinking of putting 3 hives at least in...
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    Wax moth invasion

    Another question Having seen this first hand for the firsttime in 4 years is not open mesh floors which I have and the bees always seem to go about partly blocking them a bad idea . Surely if the moth lays eggs on the underside of the hive the small larvae that hatch can crawl thru the holes...
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    Wax moth invasion

    Can I ask you if I get a 5 or 6 frame strong colony would you now limit them in August to just a normal brood box and provide empty brood frames with foundation NOT DRAWN comb and limit the entrance ( easier to guard ) and really watch them through winter with feed etc etc ? .
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    Wax moth invasion

    That's possible as I prob wouldn't spot them . Do wax moth eggs basically last forever until being frozen or squished or singed . Basically do they lay dormant till there near wax somehow ? . Or is it once winter comes everything starts again .If that's the case what does the wax moth do to get...
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    Wax moth invasion

    Thx for all the replies people really appreciated and hate to say it but nice to know some experienced beeks been through this as well makes me feel a tad better :( . One more question . With the amount of moths I found in that area ( on our garden ) I have no option but to put another strong...
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    Wax moth invasion

    Hi Would like advice on how to go about clearing up the mess which is all my fault and a huge lesson learned !! . Caught quite a big swarm this summer popped it into a brood and a half and while at like a complete fool I stuck on 2 supers above the QE with DRAWN comb ( big mistake ) . 3...
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    Rape Honey when bottled

    I know its got a very nice taste supposedly but has honey that comes from rape got a tendency to crystalize in the jar very quick as well . Sounds like im asking a daft question really as it must do like it does in the hive. But any major differences to mixed flower honey ???
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    SWARM keep in Nuc or in Hive ?

    The swarm you can see on the fence there was also some more on the other side about a 1/4 of what you can see in the pic was on the other side .
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    SWARM keep in Nuc or in Hive ?

    With something this big I don't see the harm in giving them the space they have loads of drawn out healthy comb to go at from last year its disease free .
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    SWARM keep in Nuc or in Hive ?

    Hi All , Please don't jump on me as Ive been doing it for a few years and this is 2nd swarm ive collected , but im no expert and don't pretend to be . Right I read a post above and I tended to agree with it that the swarm was to big for the 5 frame nuc, which I had placed on top...
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    SWARM keep in Nuc or in Hive ?

    Hi Look im new if ive done something wrong then hey ho but I thought a frame of honey would be good for them as a start. Size of swarm ….you can see in pic .
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    SWARM keep in Nuc or in Hive ?

    At the moment its early morning there are quite a number out climbing over the front of the nuc and doing location flights …...going to be onteresting to see if they stay .
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    SWARM keep in Nuc or in Hive ?

    Hi Caught quite a decent sized swarm last night and its in a 5 frame nuc box , 1 frame taken with honey .Its quite big for the box but o.k . I have put it on top of an empty hive that I want to move it into that has used brood comb in ( ALL HEALTHY ) . Would you now leave them for a...
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    Advice for winter

    We have a strong national hive doing well. Good weather here at moment and bees very busy bringing in the good stuff. One national BB with a mixture of eggs,larvae,honey stores on frames. 2 supers above nearly full off honey most are capped. What should we do now having had some summer honey...
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