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    Belgosuc | Soft white fondant | 12.5kg 12.5kg Soft White Bakers Fondant [S.FONSW12.5] - £10.30 : Chocolate Falls i believe simon the beek has it on offer atm too
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    black nitrile gloves

    Depends on the bees, All my hives are fine except 1 nasty hive that goes apes**t crazy trying to sting anything black. currently requeening them so fingers crossed it stops.
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    Is the hive queenless

    Yes, You give them a frame with eggs and young lava so they can make queens if they need too. If they've been queenless for a long time they might have laying workers or not have any young bees left who can look after the brood.
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    Newspaper for joining two hives

    Ok thanks for the info
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    Newspaper for joining two hives

    Isn't it best to shake out laying worker colonys as they can kill queens in QRC's if you try to unite them?
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    When I shake the comb

    older (foraging) bees fall off first as they are weaker.
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    Syrup or fondant?

    Still 0-2c at night here
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    Rats trying to chew into polynucs

    A screw and washer through the Queen excluder part of the door will stop it turning.
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    What Extractor to buy?

    Thanks for all the replies so far, i really appreciate the info. I have problems with my lungs so a manual extractor isnt an option sadly, and i can imagine extracting 50+ frames manually 2-4 at a time would be hell. I'd rather pay more now for something steel parts than deal with plastic, i...
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    What Extractor to buy?

    Hi Guys, Looking for some advice on what extractor to buy, i'm a new beek, i currently have 2 hives overwintering but will hopefully have 4-5 by end of next year and also hopefully have a lot of frames to extract. I'll be using manley frames and want a radial electric extractor. Budget is around...
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    Hives light

    It's too cold to be feeding syrup now. Get or make some bakers fondant. Just sugar, water and glucose.
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    What's flowering as forage in your area

    Balsam is still out and ivy is out now in South Leicestershire
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    Oxalic acid sublimator / vaporiser
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    August nuc?

    You could try it and if it isnt working out just reunite them.