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    Moving supers with bees

    hi I have got a hive that I want to move and there is 4 supers on it, they are full of bees. The question is could I take 2 of the supers away and place them on another hive with bees in them using the newspaper method???? so in thery have 2 hives with 2 supers on each..
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    Nasty bees

    HI EVERYONE.. I HAVE GOT 2 HIVES THAT HAVE GONE NASTY.. [AND I MEAN NASTY] THEY ARE NOW MOVED OUT OF THE WAY.. MY QUESTION IS THAT I WANT TO REQUEEN THEM. IS IT BEST TO KILL THE OLD QUEEN AND PUT A REPLACEMENT IN STRAIGHT AWAY OR WOULD IT BE BEST TO WAIT TILL LATER ON IN THE YEAR?. THERE IS 3...
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    borage

    I have been asked to put some of my hives on a field that is going to be sown with borage, when its in flower... Does any one know iff it is a good crop 2 put them on?????/
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    surplus queens

    HI, NEXT WEEK IM UNITING 4 OR 5 SMALL COLONIES SO WILL HAVE SOME THIS YEARS QUEENS, AND DONT REALLY WANT TO KILL THEM AS IT SEEMS A SHAME TO.. IFF ANY ONE WANTS THEM LET ME KNOW.. SOME ARE GINGER AND SOME ARE DARK THANKSbee-smillie
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    queen

    Been and inspected hives today, one hive had eggs in cups on the bottom of frames,this was a swarm that i collected 3rd of august last year. i looked on the 6th of august and there was eggs.on the 14 of april this year there was about 3 frames of bees and 3 or 400 eggs and grubs. the bees are...
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    Double brood ??

    Hi everyone i have got a colonie on double brood boxes. Laying like the clappers, i want to use this colonie for honey yeild. Do i put a super on top of both brood boxes? Or split the boxes and put a super in between with the brood on top of the super??? How do other people do it ??
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    Feeding fondant

    I was wondering, how do people apply fondant to hives? by this i mean do people put it on the crown board or straight on top of the frames?? I was putting mine on the crown board but 2 small clusters needed it and havent made it through. but my mate puts it straight on to the frames and he has...
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    Supers full of bees

    Hi,7 of my hives have got 2 supers on and i intend to extract in about 2 weeks, i want to overwinter on a brood box only, what is the best way to get the bees in just the broodbox???what do other people do ?? I want to start apiguard treatment on some of them.
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    Drone layer// laying workers

    Hi im in a bit of a muddle. On the 25/may i split a hive that was going to swarm, i left one q cell that was nearly sealed.. On the 1st of july i looked in and all brood was drone so i threw all bees in grass about 20 yards away and put the box back with some drawn comb in, just to see if there...
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    Queenless hive

    Hi all/ i have a hive that hasnt been bringing much pollen in so today 16 degrees i had a look in and there is no eggs or brood of any description.i realy suspect that it is queenless. It is a hive that i united last year and the queen was laying well. There is plenty of bees in it, what are my...
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    Red clover

    Hi could anyone answer a question// does red clover produce any nectar. Because a farmer near me is growing a field of it ??
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    Feral colonie in barrel

    Hi +my friend on a farm has got a plastic 45 gallon barrel that he ig going 2 dispose of. It has got a swarm of bees in it i can see there is 4 or 5 layers of cone / is it worth trying 2 remove them to a nuc ?. And if so how to feed them? I have got some fondant that i can feed with:
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    Old fondent

    I have some fondant from last year that is hard as a rock can anyone please tell me how 2 soften it for use this year thanks
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    uniting

    Hi everyone i would like this question answering fairly quick if possable as i would like to do it tonight//// a swarm that i got 3 weeks ago has swarmed and left one unsealed queen cell and 3 frames of bees and brood. Next to this colony is a small colony with a queen that has been laying about...
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    Drones

    I have got a hive that i put a new queen in ten days ago. This queen was laying. I looked today and no queen and no eggs. There was 2 sealed q cells and 2 unsealed queen cells.i intend leaving only one . The hive is in a garden on its own about a mile and a half from my main bees and about the...
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    Queen introduction

    Hi hope someone can answer a question 4 me.. Iva got a queen thats been laying for about 2 weeks and somehow{ i dont know how} shese got her abdoman damaged now only laying a few eggs on the side of the wax not in bottom// rightly or wrongly im going 2 introduce a new laying queen. Do i kill the...
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    Swarm and cast swarm

    2 questions/// yesterday i got a good swarm placed it in a brood box with some drawn comb and foundation. Today eggs have been layed. Could i treat them with icing sugar? Or should i treat with something else?/// and my next question on the 2nd of june i caught a small swarm no eggs but...
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    Virgin queens

    I artificially swarmed a hive on the 28th of april i put a qc in a hive on frame and i also did the same in a nuc. These were sealed on the 3rd of may. On the 13th may i could see under open mesh floor that 1 cell had a hinge so i presume had hatched. How long should i wait before looking for...
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    Artificial swarm did i muck up

    Hi everyone hope someone can give some answers yesterday did a artifical swarm the old box was moved 10 yards away and i left one queen cell this cell was unsealed it had a grub in it with royal jelly i think this is where it went wrong. I understand now that i should of left all cells for a...
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    Queen cells

    Did a inspectoin today and hive no 1 there was 8 queen cells.. Did a as hive no 2 ok . But hive no 3 has one queen cell on the bottom of one frame with grub in it.. This hive was a nuc i have only just added a super..why would there be 1 queen cell. And what would be the next thing to do with...
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