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    Emptying a mini nuc

    I've used a few mini nucs this year. They are in the same apairy as my other hives but more than 3 meters away. None now have queens. Whats the best way to empty them? I attempted to simply put the bees into another hive but loads of fighting took place and then they all clustered around...
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    Feeding following a split

    Is it true that you shouldn't feed immediately following an artificial swarm. I've just had to do an AS not didn't have much drawn comb available, I feel that if I feed too heavy they will fill all available cells with stores instead of allowing the queen to lay. Any views?
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    Planning on grafting

    I'm going to rearing some queens this year (properly, instead of making increases from artifical swarms). What type of cell cups do people use? I've seen the JZ / BZ cell cup (also on dave cushman's web site). Are these good? If so where can you get them from, I can't seem to find any for...
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    Help. Woodpeckers?

    Do you think this is caused by woodpeckers? If so how should I protect them? Lozza
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