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    holes in foundation why do they do this?
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    reuniting - or joining hives

    Hi The queen cell was there on the 29th May and gone on the 5th June. Just worried that if she doesn't start laying soon all the bees in the hive will be dead :-( Thanks for your post :-)
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    reuniting - or joining hives

    We added a test frame on Saturday to the hive we think is Q-. left it for 3 days. We checked today and they have not produced queen cells. So I believe this means there is a queen in the hive, she just has not started laying. We did a quick inspection of the other frames and found no eggs. How...
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    Colony management

    to quell swarming instinct you need to break the QUEEN-BEES-BROOD triangle - it's just like firefighting for anyone who has done their annual fire lecture. How do you do that then?
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    reuniting - or joining hives

    We inspected the hive yesterday evening. There is a lot of honey and pollen. The cells don't look polished out. No eggs. The bees were quite dopey no pollen going in.
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    reuniting - or joining hives

    There behaviour is very calm. There is a lot of pollen and some honey. Due to inspect this evening.
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    reuniting - or joining hives

    How did you get on?
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    reuniting - or joining hives

    Hi I need to unite 2 hives. The queen less hive has not had any eggs since they swarmed at the end of May. Can I unite them with the hive next to them? or is that to close? Am I better to unite them with a colony I have over 3 miles away? The queenless colony has more bees in it than the queen...
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    Adding supers

    Hi This is my first year keeping bees. They swarmed in May and I split the colony in to 2 and now have 2 strong colonies and both have 2 supers on them. There is 1 empty frame on the first super and 4 empty frames on the second. Do I add another super? Or remove the capped honey and replace...
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    Bees swarmed no sign of queen what do I do?

    We opened up the original hive on sunday and found 1 day old eggs so both hives are ok at present!!!
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    Best bee books & DVDs

    Im new too and have got 2 books which I have found informative and useful. They are keeping bees a complete practical guide Paul Peacock which is easy to read and has good photos and A practical Manual of Beekeeping by David Cramp which is more in depth. Both books I got through Amazon. I have...
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    Bees swarmed no sign of queen what do I do?

    Good news there are eggs in the hive that was moved!!! My other half did a very quick inspection this morning before the heavy rain set in. He saw queen cups, all brood had hatched. Ants had made an nest on top of the crown board!!!! At the weekend we will have a thorough inspection for the...
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    Bees swarmed no sign of queen what do I do?

    great ill keep my fingers crossed then.
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    Bees swarmed no sign of queen what do I do?

    Good news there are eggs in the hive that was moved!!! My other half did a very quick inspection this morning before the heavy rain set in. He saw queen cups, all brood had hatched. Ants had made an nest on top of the crown board!!!! At the weekend we will have a thorough inspection for the...
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    Bees swarmed no sign of queen what do I do?

    I will be patient and wait and keep my fingers crossed that she is there and will lay soon. I intend to have 2 colonies if they have been successful. Thank you for your help
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