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    PhilN reacted to StephenT's post in the thread What did you do in the Apiary today? with Like Like.
    Please don’t ask. Started the shenanigans at 10am and finished at 7.30pm. p.s. Must increase my hive numbers to 5 although did have 6...
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    PhilN reacted to Erichalfbee's post in the thread Now what?...! with Like Like.
    I hope you didn’t leave any other queen cells behind.
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    PhilN replied to the thread Now what?...!.
    Me too!
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    PhilN replied to the thread Now what?...!.
    new queen emerged from a capped cell as I was going through the hive.
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    PhilN reacted to GuyNir's post in the thread Now what?...! with Like Like.
    + open cell to ensure (as much as possible) there’s a viable future Q in there.
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    PhilN reacted to Erichalfbee's post in the thread Now what?...! with Like Like.
    I like an open cell because I know when the queen will emerge and I know that I can safely go back in one week to remove any others...
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    PhilN reacted to Erichalfbee's post in the thread Now what?...! with Like Like.
    And. Go back into the hive they swarmed from pick a nice big open cell with a larva in it ( or a nice fat queen cell if they are all...
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    PhilN reacted to Boston Bees's post in the thread Now what?...! with Like Like.
    If all you have given them is foundation there is a high likelihood that they are currently building wild comb in the bit with no frames...
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    PhilN replied to the thread Now what?...!.
    If I've got both open cells and capped cells is there a preference? Is this something that can wait til tomorrow or does it need doing...
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    PhilN replied to the thread Now what?...!.
    I also have a DLQ in a 14x12 with drawn comb and stores - no worker brood or eggs in it that I need to sort out. Can I just evict them...
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    PhilN replied to the thread Now what?...!.
    Thanks for the replies. Should I add the extra frames to fill the void straight away (will that make them less likely to re-depart) or...
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    PhilN reacted to Boston Bees's post in the thread Now what?...! with Like Like.
    Leave the nuc where it is (under the bush where they were located) with the entrance open until evening. Then move it to where you want...
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    PhilN reacted to linoleum bonypart's post in the thread Now what?...! with Like Like.
    Put a queen excluder over the entrance so they wont abscond again if they decide to
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    PhilN reacted to Ian123's post in the thread Now what?...! with Like Like.
    I take it bees will remain in garden? If so I’d simply move nuc to desired spot as soon as the majority have settled. The bees left out...
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    PhilN posted the thread Now what?...! in Beekeeping Forum.
    I just watched my hive swarm. Have been away for a couple of days - did an inspection yesterday and full of capped swarm cells - as...
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