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  1. J

    How close the hives

    I was wondering how close can hives be put together. I have a bench with two hives on, one from last year and one from a swarm collected tuesday, but I have gained another swarm that was originaly going to a friend with an empty hive, went to tip bees in his hive yesterday only to find some...
  2. J

    Famous last words.

    Just bought a new patio table ,four chairs and umberella (co op £49 a bargain) Table needed assembling so was erecting it out side very close to my hive. My partner was with me and said are the bees ok, ??? of course, they will be ok they wont sting you they are to busy working, turned round to...
  3. J

    Full Brood box.

    Brood box full of brood and stores Have added another super,and bruised some cappings, al.though I didnt see queen, there were lots of eggs,so looking good. No Queen cells either .Will leave alone now for a week.
  4. J

    Full Brood box.

    Ok many thanks, will do it tomorrow, weather permitting.
  5. J

    Full Brood box.

    So leave the queen excluder on the brood box but have 2 supers?
  6. J

    Full Brood box.

    Just checked hive and brood box is very full now, I have a super which is half filled with honey on top of queen excluder, should I put another brood box on top of full one, then QE then replace super or will a that be to much room for them?
  7. J

    Swarm ignores hives and fills a feeder

    Brave, very brave. Sit back and wait for flack!!!
  8. J

    Whats going on ?

    Hive isnt to full still got some space on end frames plus a super on top with at least 5 unused frames
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  10. hive entrance

    hive entrance

    not sure whats going on.
  11. J

    Whats going on ?

    Just checked hive this afternoon and found the entrance to hive stuffed full of bees. they all have thier bums hanging out but are not fanning, just sitting there, my other hive is quite normal?
  12. J

    What did you do in the Apiary today?

    Just checked my first swarm that I caught that was re hived 2 weeks ago, found queen and lots of brood, happy now, still feeding and all looks well.
  13. J

    No queens ?

    Bees bringing pollen back now, checked hive and lots of brood, thanks all for advice. didnt think beekeeping was so stressful.
  14. J

    re homing

    I am moving them about ten miles to a friends field then I can bring them back closer to me. Had to move them they were right next to path at ex's garden and very very full so needed to rehome them as well. moved them last night with a view to rehome them today but it hasnt stopped raining yet...
  15. J

    re homing

    Got to move my bees tomorrow, no choice. They are in a 5 frame nuc and I have a brood box ready for them, question is do I put bees in new hive where the nuc is now during the day and move them late evening ?or move nuc to new home then re home in brood box the next day? Jez
  16. J

    [HELP] Two Queenless Hives

    Thanks for info
  17. J

    [HELP] Two Queenless Hives

    Am I right in thinking that a test frame has brood on it so a queenless hive would make new queen cells?
  18. J

    No queens ?

    Will have to sit on hands for a week although I was hoping to move the nuc this weekend and put it in new brood boxs, would this be possible? or should I wait till there is evidence of queen before moving
  19. J

    No queens ?

    My bees swarmed last monday 23rd may, managed to catch them in a Nuc. They seem to be doing well , have drawn out a lot of comb and filling with food. But there is no brood, and I cant see a queen. Also checked main hive and there is no brood at all now, suggesting I have two hives that are...
  20. J

    Nuc'ed bees

    It's only going to be about 1 1/2 miles away so will have find somewhere else.