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    Swarm in cavity

    I have just been called out to a swarm that has entered the cavity to a house via a gap around the boiler overflow pipe. I am scratching my head trying to work out if they can be extracted without damaging either the interior/exterior wall etc. Any advice greatly appreciated as the only...
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    Multiple eggs in cells

    I have seen the queen and there are lots of cells with single eggs in them. I also noticed quite a few cells with multiple eggs, which suggests egg laying workers. Read the books I have and confused as to best action. One local keeper suggests catching queen and then carrying brood box some...
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    Can location make them aggressive.

    I was wondering if a site can make colonies aggressive. Last season I had to move three colonies from my allotment as one by one they became very aggressive, following for considerable distance and eager to sting. I know it wasn't a food issue as they had been on the garden, which is only 100...
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    Winged monster found in hive

    Have inspected today and found a Large, winged black monster, dead inside the hive. I would say hornet but it is totally black and has a very large pronounced stinger. Any ideas anyone. I have taken a few pictures alondside a dead bee for scale, but I do not know how to load them onto a thread...
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    Queen cells found

    Opened up one of my hives today and immediately found four large sealed queen cells. The queen was marked approx three weeks ago as she was a mid season AS. Went through hive twice but she was nowhere to be found. Is it too late to leave alone and let one of the cells hatch. My concern is that...
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    Overwintering

    I have a large colony and someone has suggested I overwinter on brood and a half. I am relatively new and was wondering what the implications of this are, will queen move up and begin to lay in super early in season and if so what to do with super. As it is a large prolific colony, do I just...
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    Extracted Supers

    Advice please, just extracted 75lb of the amber nectar from my garden hive and was wondering what to do with the frames which are a little wet with residual honey. Someone has suggested I place them next to the hive and let the girls clean them up before storage but I am worried this may attract...
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