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  1. garethjbarry

    Swarms 2014

    Make some honey is the plan :-) came out a roof and is currently in a box awating pick up. Im tempted to put it on double brood, it is massive! I think there is a equal side collony still in the loft. Fingers crossed for more!
  2. garethjbarry

    Swarms 2014

    Need I say more?
  3. garethjbarry

    swarm prevention thought

    Good point. Thanks all, just need to come up with a drone escape door that the queen cant get out of.....easy
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    swarm prevention thought

    I like the led idea! Whats the cons of using qx?
  5. garethjbarry

    swarm prevention thought

    Quick one which I havent seen in a book. Why cant / dont people put a qx under the brood box to prevent swarming?
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    Swarms in 2014 (suggestions)

    I agree with little john, the furthest I have gone is 1 mile, ive had three within half a mile!!! (Not mine)
  7. garethjbarry

    Swarms 2014

    Ha ha good plan, will do! Put them in the apiary and got a call for another swarm, little cast. Two in one night is a record. They were on a branch which was not as excting.
  8. garethjbarry

    Swarms 2014

    In the process of picking up this swarm. Made me laugh when they called saying they have a swarm in their pants!
  9. garethjbarry

    Swarms 2014

    Just collected my first solo swarm. Text book collection very pleased. I guess they were pleased to as they had been there since sunday inc the p***ing rain yesterday! Football sized so very chuffed!
  10. garethjbarry

    What did you do in the Apiary today?

    Went to pick up my first ever harvest. Left with my super and another colony! Up to my magic number of 4 hives (no more splits now please bees). Extrated the honey and its lovely. I think its hawthorn from reading the description of honey tastes and there being lots of it around. A few more...
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    honey flavour

    great site, just what I wanted!
  12. garethjbarry

    honey flavour

    Does anyone know of any websites that describe the different flavours of honey? I have a little taste of the honey today and it was like toffee so was wondering which plant it was from.
  13. garethjbarry

    What did you do in the Apiary today?

    Good point!! Happy days.
  14. garethjbarry

    What did you do in the Apiary today?

    Made up my first ever nuc today. One queen, a load of bees, 2x frames of brood, 1 frame split brood and stores, two frames of foundation and a block of fondant. Fingers crossed for a new queen in the original hive in a few weeks and im then officially a 3 hive man!!!!
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    Splits / nucs

    Thank you every one, I have a few things to think about. Bring on the good weather!
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