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    advice on collecting a colony from a loft please

    Well just an update, I have now managed to get the bees settled into there new home, They decided to swarm 1 hour after I put them in the first time but I managed to collect them again and now they seem happy. I used the comb I collected from the loft by wiring it to frames and now they are busy...
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    advice on collecting a colony from a loft please

    they still have entrance available to get outside, they were flying in and out today, I will put a light in there and see if that helps, thanks for the advice
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    advice on collecting a colony from a loft please

    Yes I left all the comb in a box in the loft, will go back tomorrow evening and see what is happening. They also have another colony in a tractor tyre that has been there about 7 years so may have to collect that one at some point
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    advice on collecting a colony from a loft please

    Hi I was called yesterday to collect a swarm but when I arrived I was told they were in the loft and had been there for 4 years. I went to have a look and it was a very well established colony with large sections of comb covered in bees. I managed to cut all the comb and placed it in a box but...
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    Ling or Bell heather ?

    thanks guys
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    Ling or Bell heather ?

    Hi Can anyone tell me if this is ling or bell heather please
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    Adding a super

    it was treated with thymol before it blew over so I will give it back to the bees in a few weeks. Thanks for the replies
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    Adding a super

    Hi all I have a super full of honey from a hive that blew over and didn't survive. Just wander if I can put it on my other hive and when is the best time to put it on thanks
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    Disaster avoided ( I hope )

    I had 1 hive blow over last night in the high winds here in west Cornwall. It was well strapped down with 2 concrete blocks on top but it went over anyway. I have rebuilt the hive but the stand was smashed to bits. The girls were very good and didn't see to many dead ones arond. Just hope queen...
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    Bees in the rain

    I have just noticed around 200 bees in a lump on the landing board out in the pouring rain, is this normal behaviour ?
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    nuc wanted in cornwall please

    anyone have a nuc for sale in cornwall
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