Addenbrookes most certainly have got an allergy clinic - I have been on the de-sensitising programme since July last year there!
Mind you my doctors were worse than hopeless, I asked to be referred to Dr Grattan at Norfolk and Norwich and from there he referred me to Addenbrookes. If...
Picked up a primary swarm which I suspected may have had two queens as eagle eyed OH spotted a very small queen (virgin?).
Put them into a bb. A lot of the bees have now disappeared but the remaining ones are drawing comb. I think I may be left with a caste swarm.
I have another caste swarm in...
ours swarmed last Thursday - I knew something was afoot as kept getting bees in the kitchen (scouts). The hives are over the other side of the field a good quarter mile.
Huge swarm on a fence post which was quite awkward to get into a box. Got a good 90% of them in a brood box but checked...
thanks E - there does seem to be alot of bees in the hive so am thinking I will leave them on brood and a half. Would you swap the super to go on top of the brood box at some point? it's on the bottom at the moment.
Going back to the original post, I have one colony on brood and a half with the super underneath. If I want to reduce to single brood box and the bees are filling both boxes at present what is the best course of action?
Thanks - FB
I have just completed week four of my desensitization course - and have to say this week the reaction has been minimal. So if you get a chance to do it - go for it ! It's a big commitment for the first twelve weeks but well worth it.
Started mine on Tuesday - two injections, one in each arm half an hour apart. A tiny dose 0.02 ml - no adverse reaction, just itched like mad for a day or so!
Same dose to look forward to next Tuesday.
Again - thanks to DPearce for the inspiration. :thanks:
Did an AS last week and checked the 'swarmed' hive today with last year's queen. They are going great guns - packed with bees so put a third super on. First super almost ready for extracting - yippee!
Fingers crossed the virgin queen will be ok so I can take two hives through the winter.