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      mbc replied to the thread Supers weights.
      I used have a universal 9 frame, the trick with manleys is to fill the outside two of each three then the middle one will wiggle in.
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      mbc reacted to W0otz's post in the thread Sales with Like Like.
      Don't forget to use BEECRAFT10 I think it might be a single use code, but nothing a new account can't sort :sneaky:
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      mbc reacted to Swarm's post in the thread Amm / Native Black Bee Discussion with Like Like.
      You've got a crew :) Nice fat combs in that super, it looks like you had a bit more than a mediocre season? ;) Great stuff!! I had to...
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      mbc replied to the thread Supers weights.
      Same, some bloody heavy supers coming in this season, many of my hives are totally plugged out. Buy your new buckets quick because I've...
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      mbc replied to the thread Amm / Native Black Bee Discussion.
      Thought I'd drop a few photos of summer on the bee farm here, all my bees are teifi valley natives😍
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      mbc reacted to deemann1's post in the thread Amm / Native Black Bee Discussion with Like Like.
      The bees done a great job this year with packed supers and beautiful white cappings
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      mbc reacted to Big ears's post in the thread Amm / Native Black Bee Discussion with Like Like.
      Sorry not posted for a time. First season in bee keeping and my hive count went from one to seven. All AMM. We are blessed with feral...
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      mbc replied to the thread Colonies building up for winter.
      Maybe a touch more, I'd go about half a gallon, which I think is about 2.5L ? ish
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      mbc replied to the thread Colonies building up for winter.
      Once a week should be sufficient to keep the queen interested, well done on the varroa front, reading that its probably safe to assume...
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      mbc replied to the thread Colonies building up for winter.
      Keep the feed going little and often if you want them to build up nicely, also consider wether they're pegged back by varroa load, which...
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      mbc replied to the thread Starting a one frame nuc. Too late?.
      I make two frame nucs up at this time, the trick is to make sure they've got more than enough bees to cover those two frames, quick feed...
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      mbc reacted to ericbeaumont's post in the thread Starting a one frame nuc. Too late? with Like Like.
      JBM's comments are sound, but if you have the queen and want to give it a go, give it a go. Feed syrup regularly, close the entrance to...
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      mbc reacted to jenkinsbrynmair's post in the thread Starting a one frame nuc. Too late? with Like Like.
      A few things to consider You will be making up a very weak nuc so there will be no new bees in there for at least three weeks after (if)...
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      mbc reacted to Amari's post in the thread Ideal wasp trap or vespid torture? with Like Like.
      Yes, every beek around here has been inundated. The omens were bad in spring with numerous Q wasps. I have had a few calls from folk...
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      mbc reacted to Swarm's post in the thread Amm / Native Black Bee Discussion with Like Like.
      All good news today, she has sealed worker brood and now has a frame of emerging brood to pick her numbers up. The swarm is also viable...
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