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    • ValMc
      We have 13 spread over 3 apiary sites. Retirement means that we have the time to deal with them but at times I feel that they are...
    • ValMc
      ValMc replied to the thread Dearth of nectar.
      Everything just seems to have taken off in the past week and we are now down to our last four spare supers, which will probably be put...
    • ValMc
      ValMc replied to the thread New queen - whats happening?.
      I would say that she is not well mated and you should replace her.
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      ValMc reacted to The Poot's post in the thread Bees and pigeons with Like Like.
      Perhaps that’s why the pigeons roost in the tree above my hives and poo on them from a great height. Revenge.
    • ValMc
      ValMc replied to the thread Bees and pigeons.
      When we had our hives in the garden the bees used to chase the pigeons away.
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      ValMc reacted to Newbeeneil's post in the thread new frames v old frames with Like Like.
      I've never tried recycling frames because it seems a real faff. But as I see it the cost comparison is based on the price of a new frame...
    • ValMc
      A very simple question. Will a swarm, no matter how small, march into a nuc if there is no queen present?
    • ValMc
      ValMc replied to the thread Colonies just ticking over.
      With all the second homes here I think there is very little risk of inbreeding!!!
    • ValMc
      We have 11 colonies in 3 different apiaries. This year they just seem to be ticking over with no real expansion. The queens are all...
    • ValMc
      Collected an extremely large swarm in a six frame nuc today. How long before they can be transferred into a brood box as I am concerned...
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      ValMc replied to the thread Honey buyers scarce.
      Have not been able to take off a spring crop yet but the customers are queueing up to buy it as soon as we have any!!
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      ValMc replied to the thread Bees and helicopters!.
      A number of years ago we were carrying out a hive inspection and the bees were very calm on the frames. Suddenly the tone of the...
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