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    No brood,few bees but Q present,should I continue fondant or syrup

    After an appalling summer and winter and one hive down, my remaining hive is hanging in by the sting in its rear! Have just done a very quick check,the colony is small and have seen the Q, but no stores or brood or eggs Have been feeding all winter with fondant and they still have some--should...
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    Need to do an AS and can't find the Q

    My first season.Queen was marked but as the hive has expanded I can't find her,think her mark has worn off. Plenty of q cups on bottom of frames so wanting to do an AS. Best method without finding the Q please????
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    Just moved to Cumbria-how to keep the damp away?

    Hi,am now resident in Cumbria (south) and would value any advice on the difficulties of keeping the damp at bay. Bess didn't appreciate the extreme wet just after moving them in early September but now seem a bit happier. Any help greatly appreciated.
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    Bees not taking syrup

    Listening to all advice as a newbie I have treated for varroa and have fed them with syrup.However--they are'nt interested so after leaving at for several days have removed it. Also following both treatments there have been a large number of dead bees around. The queen is new to the hive--only...
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    Do I put feeder on super or take it off? help please

    Good morning .Newbi, bees had a tough time as just moved them with new queen from dry old cheshire to saturated cumbria.Inspected yesterday and hardly any brood, but queen present.Am fearing that they have gone onstrike in complaint!! Should I put the contact feeder on top of the supers or take...
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    ?? swarm under the hive

    Went out this evening to say hello to the bees and noticed a large number of bees gathered underneath the mesh floor to the hive.Hive supported on bricks and the pics are from the front and back of the hive, A quick inspection would seem to showthat there as many bees in the brood box as there...
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    help please

    I am still hopeful that there is a beekeeper out there in the West Cheshire/Whitchurch area that may be willing to do a hive inspection with me.My first hive and seems to be doing well but still not sure exactly what Iam looking at. eg Is it a queen cell or is it just the bees making comb where...
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    help still requested

    I am still hopeful that there is a beekeeper out there in the West Cheshire/Whitchurch area that may be willing to do a hive inspection with me.My first hive and seems to be doing well but still not sure exactly what Iam looking at. eg Is it a queen cell or is it just the bees making comb where...
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    When to add super +is there a mentor out there

    Bees arrived 11th June.Now on second lot of syrup and only two frames left for them to draw up with foundation.Should I add supers? Also -anyone out there close to Malpas in Cheshire wanting to be a mentor--all help gratefully received-or willing to let me visit your hive. Thanks in anticipation.
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    new bee keeper-advice needed

    About to get my first nuc,arriving Wed and wanting to try icing sugar as varroa control--help please on when, and how often it should be done.Thanks in anticipation of plenty of advice.
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