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  1. J

    Angry bees!

  2. J

    Angry bees!

    I didn’t intend to get a swarm,they just arrived last Tuesday & moved into an empty hive!!
  3. J

    Angry bees!

  4. J

    Angry bees!

    Ok, I’ll try that! Thank you 😊
  5. J

    Angry bees!

  6. J

    Angry bees!

    Hi all As you know I caught a swarm last week, popped some new frames in for them & left them to it. Anyhow, yesterday I had someone in my garden looking at a job needing done & we both got stung a few times by the bees! We were nowhere near the hives, even the dog got stung too! should I have...
  7. J

    Caught a swarm! Help!

    Hi all, :) Yesterday a huge swarm arrived in my garden & moved into my empty hive! Was very exciting to watch! So now i need to know what I should do next? Do I just leave them alone? Feed them? Any advice gratefully received! Thanks Jules
  8. J

    Scout bees? Or am i getting excited over nothing?

    Same here, there’s a few buzzing already this morning!
  9. J

    Scout bees? Or am i getting excited over nothing?

    Lots of scouts today!! How’s things at yours?? 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻
  10. J

    Scout bees? Or am i getting excited over nothing?

    Oooh that’s what’s happening here too!! Fingers crossed!! 🤞😊
  11. J

    Scout bees? Or am i getting excited over nothing?

    I have 2 empty hives in my garden, collecting a nuc for one in June. I used some swarm wipes on the hives a few weeks ago just in case a passing scout bee checked them out (wishful thinking but you never know!) Anyway, this week the weather has warmed up in the afternoons and I came home to...
  12. J

    Getting a Nuc tomorrow!!

    Hi all I'm so excited, getting a nuc tomorrow! I kept bees for a few years (still class myself as a beginner) but both my hives were wrecked by wasps. I'm getting a nuc tomorrow night. Do I feed the bees when i put them in the hive? and if so, what should i give them? Thanks Jules
  13. J

    Hello from Cumbria!

    I can see Scotland from my house!! Criffel from the back and Skiddaw in the lake district from the front!
  14. J

    Hello from Cumbria!

    Near to Silloth 3 miles from the coast!
  15. J

    Hello from Cumbria!

    Thank you!
  16. J

    Do you paint/treat your hives?

    Hi What do you all paint or treat the outsides of your hives with? thanks Jules
  17. J

    Nucs wanted in Cumbria!

    Looking for a Nuc in Cumbria if possible? Jules
  18. J

    Bait hive?

    Hi, both my hives got wiped out by wasps last summer. I'm thinking of using bait to see if i can attract a passing swarm! So what do i need? And how do i go about it? Thank you! Jules
  19. J

    Hello from Cumbria!

    Hello all! I'm a fairly novice beekeeper, got 2 hives a couple of years ago as a birthday present. Filled with bees & they overwintered fine, then last year the wasps wiped both hives out! So I'm starting again... Jules
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