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  1. Martin Pamplin

    How do I persuade them to draw comb

    I have one hive, Queen laying well. Worried that they are running short on space I gave them another box (Rose) with foundation. 9 days later and they have built brace comb between the existing and new frames but have not touched the new foundation at all. How does one persuade them to use the...
  2. Martin Pamplin

    How long do Apideas last?

    I have a colony which swarmed at the beginning of June (I caught the swarm) and has been broodless since. They are however still bringing in nectar & pollen and are a happy docile bunch - which makes me think there is a virgin queen in there even though I have never seen her. I also have an...