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  1. M

    Drone brood in super.

    The queen looks ok, she is marked and last years queen, loads of brood in the brood box, loads of bee's in the brood box, there are about 10-20 drone brood in the super.
  2. M

    Drone brood in super.

    I have been keeping bee's for about 2 years and have never had any brood in a super before, the super is the one directly above my brood box that has a queen excluder on, the only other thing that i have done in the last week was put another super on because they were starting to fill this super...
  3. M

    Queen problem

    I have not seen a queen in this hive for a minimum of 3 weeks. Its a strong colony lots of honey, pollen. i had 22lb of honey from this hive two weeks ago. First time honey for me.
  4. M

    Queen problem

    This is my first year of beekeeping so i thought i would get a new queen from one of these cells.
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    Queen problem

    My old hive is now queenless have search high and low for her. This has been going on for quite a few weeks, tried to introduce a frame from another hive with eggs and larva, about 5 queencells where made but still no queen. Today notice just drone brood on a few frames in singles every now...
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    Queenless

    Just had a look through my original hive and there seems to be no new queen, had five swarms from this hive and managed to keep three of them. There are plenty of bee's in this hive, but all the new brood so far is drone brood and they have been making new queencells, so i think i have a laying...
  7. M

    Queencell?

    Yes only one sealed cell, I think I'll leave them to it and monitor.
  8. M

    Queencell?

    Thx Veg, just looked at some of the other threads about q'cells, it's on the face of a frame so probably going to supersede. Don't know whether to just leave alone or A/S.
  9. M

    Queencell?

    Hi all, just got back from my out apiary and while i was there i found what looks like a queencell, is this correct? Before i hit the books just woundered due to me only starting beekeeper at the end of last year what should i do?
  10. M

    costly error

    Hi bb king, I had the same problem last week opened up the hive and was immediately got a face full of wasps. Could not understand how they got in, I then discovered that one of the wooden supports underneath the roof had warped in the weather( was not like that when I built it) and was leaving...
  11. M

    cleaning empty supers

    Went to a bee keeping meeting last month it was about extracting honey. There was two thoughts on cleaning supers one was the way you have described, the other way that they mentioned was to put the super under the brood box with the queen excluder on top.
  12. M

    feeders

    How and what have you made your feeders out of?
  13. M

    How long?

    Thx for your support Veg, it's not all about yourself, take take take! You have to give a bit back now and then.
  14. M

    How long?

    Thx, just it's an out apiary (20miles) and I cannot just keep going an having a look inside.
  15. M

    How long?

    Have just put my crown board with porter bee escape's in place above my broad box. I want to remove my super with frames of honey in it, so how long roughly does it take to for the bee's to be go down to my broad box?
  16. M

    Ragwort?

    Thx for the info.
  17. M

    Ragwort?

    The farmer who's farm that I keep my bee's on asked me a question, how do I know what my bee's feed on? Because he had been reading a report about livestock that had been eating ragwort and this may have some affect to humans who eat the meat from these animals. Should we have any concerns with...
  18. M

    What to do with unsealed supers?

    If you don't have a refractomitter (can't spell) to check water content spin off and feed back to your bee's.
  19. M

    Queen Bee?

    Lol thanks, yes most of my frames have alot of sealed brood.
  20. M

    Queen Bee?

    Thought she didnt look right, only photo i got with it on, this was the only bee i saw of this size, well better luck next time.
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