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    Forum down time Important Announcement

    Thank you Mark. Discovered this site when I had not had my bees very long. I have found it a great source of useful information and support. I may not post much (still feel I am in the amateur league so my posts are mostly wide eyed requests, well please really, for help) but read often a...
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    Does supercedure consist of just one QC?

    Hi Poly Hive I think mine are now a Heinz 57 variety. Original lot bought from T*****s, quite orange and to me, seemed pretty chilled (compared to what they were a few years later). Did like to swarm a lot, but think that was more me not picking up on the signs sooner rather than them being...
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    Does supercedure consist of just one QC?

    Thank you Finman. Am going to have another look and a think about how to proceed with this hive.
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    Does supercedure consist of just one QC?

    Will do. Thank you Beeno.
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    Does supercedure consist of just one QC?

    Well, I did wonder. Fun and games ahead, then, unless I can sort it out before they do. Thanks Enrico.
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    Does supercedure consist of just one QC?

    I know I should know this, but after inspecting one hive today, I saw a large well formed QC slap in the middle of a frame of brood. I have assumed that this is supercedure. I ask because on the last frame there appeared to be what looked like two QCs adjacent to each other (sorry , no...
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    Two hives...two questions...how many mistakes did I make?

    Will do. And thank you again Sally
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    Two hives...two questions...how many mistakes did I make?

    Hi Tom and Jenkinsbrynmair Thank you for your replies. I think you are right and hive one is either a dude (that was my, none to expert view) or maybe another Q cell was in there (didn't think of that - so will see - thank you). If no eggs next week I will move an EQC in hive two to hive...
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    Two hives...two questions...how many mistakes did I make?

    Hi Thanks in advance for advice/ideas. Hive 1: 08.05.16 - found Q cells in hive. Carried out AS. At the time, cells small and for what I could see, just beyond egg stage. Left one Q cell. (Hive two now created.) 15.05.16 - removed new Qcells, bar the one left originally. Qcell not yet...
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    Drone brood in super. Did I do something wrong?

    Hi Tremyfro Although the Q does have space to lay, I am not too sure she sees it the same way. The bees seem to avoid using the end two frames, just one end of the box - they have clearly taken a disliking to it! The last frame still hasn't been drawn out from early last summer when it was...
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    Drone brood in super. Did I do something wrong?

    Hi Yorkshirebees This is the first time I hav ever seen it. Came as a little bit of a surprise, I can tell you! But given what you have said, leaving them to hatch and then reuse the space seems like the way forward. Thank you Sally
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    Drone brood in super. Did I do something wrong?

    Hi RAB It's a good question. This was a swarm I gained last year. So not sure of her age. It is also the hive that has expanded the most this year, so swarming is now firmly on my radar. Thank you Sally
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    Drone brood in super. Did I do something wrong?

    Hi Hivemaker Thank you. Is it likely to a) be a problem, b) easy to stop if not ? Sorry if this is an obvious question Sally
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    Drone brood in super. Did I do something wrong?

    Found drone brood, sealed, in my supers today (I have two supers on, and the drone brood an be found in both). However, they are spread out, ie in patches of two or three (some on their own), approx 8-ish on each super, and on about 4 frames on each super. The supers they are in are those...
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    Remarkably full hive after swarm

    Hi Samurailord Just a quick post to say...I can fully understand your disbelief in the idea that a swarm has occurred given the number of bees that are still in the hive. I experienced the same 'doubts' in my first few years. But trust me, they really can build up to big numbers. It was only...
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    Hive vandalised

    Good idea to have, as suggested, a camera set up so you can see exactly what is happening. I live in a city, but discovered a badger frequents our garden at least once a week by using a camera. I think I read somewhere that badgers will knock over a beehive. Just a thought, but the culprit...
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    Your thoughts on inspecting hives close to but away from the apiary

    Hi Samuel I am far from experienced, but IMHO that does not sound like it will end well. With the best of intentions, here are my initial thoughts and what might worry me.. a) regular moving of bees would be both time consuming and faffy, b) I would worry it would increase chance of...
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    Odd Honey

    Hi Itma This looks interesting. But can appreciate timing issues for Roola. I wonder if there is some literature (book, leaflet, etc.) on how to do this. Also wonder if a basic USB microscope would be good enough quality. Sally
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    So what could have happened?

    Hi Kazmcc Good luck with your new hive when you get it. In my opinion (for what it is worth), we cannot fully predict (and therefore control) everything, so all we can do is learn what we can, and equally as important, not let the what happened in the past negatively impact on how we deal...
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