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    killing queens?

    Thanks Pargyle, I will check this page out.
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    killing queens?

    Thanks LJ, very informative.
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    Bees in an awkward place?

    I wasnt giving an opinion Chris (I'm not experienced enough to do that). I was simply responding to a "Forum" post telling him about something I saw a while ago. I didnt at any time say this was a solution to all his problems. unless of course I did and just forgot about that part of my post...
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    Closeup Photography

    Just get in there, close and personal. A few stings arent the worst thing ever and tbh, when i took some unsuited, the bees really werent interested in me tbh. I took thes with my little digital camera by just getting in there and didnt get one sting.
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    Bees in an awkward place?

    I saw a video once where a guy had the same problem as you (bees in a place that couldnt be dismantled). What he did was block the entrance to the nest by attaching a tunnel that led from the nest entrance straight into the back of a nuc box that had drawn comb in it. The bees had to pass...
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    killing queens?

    So its best plan to have a new queen BEFORE removing the old one?
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    killing queens?

    What is the process for replacing a queen? Is it simply a case of killing her and the bees will build queen cells and replace her or is there a more detailed plan to it?
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    New Setup

    I'm just into my 2nd year (did the course last May) so no expert, but the main problems I can think of as far as 5 individual owners like you describe is if you need do "borrow" anything from another hive for yours i.e. One way to check if you have a queenless hive is to put a frame of eggs...
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    Starting a new hive

    Join your local association and get in touch with your local beek. He will most likely be willing to let you have a swarm for free (or a small cost) when they get going. I'm told Swarms arent the best way to get started but they are cheap so nothing lost if you later decide it's not for you.
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    Is this label legal and the price!!!!

    Arent ALL plants organic by definition? :facts: Definition of organic adjective Relating to or derived from living matter :D
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    Is this label legal and the price!!!!

    I was thinking exactly the same as you parkranger. The Honey IS actually produced at the location they say it is. The fact that the ingredients come from elsewhere doesnt change that. If they were saying that the honey only came from plants within the park, then that would be different. You...
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    New Starter

    Hi Rusty Welcome to the Forum and to bee keeping. This is my first year but I can tell you you will love the hobby and hate it in equal amounts..... I loved working with the bees in summer but the winter period has been nothing but worry, worry and little more worry. As a newbie, the only...
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    Best place to find out what the foraging?

    Thanks master BK, I would have never thought of that. Google it is then....
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    Best place to find out what the foraging?

    I'de better set off then.......:thanks:
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    Best place to find out what the foraging?

    Thanks guys. Excellent website dpearce4
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    Best place to find out what the foraging?

    Do I have to buzz as well.....lol
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    Best place to find out what the foraging?

    Can anyone point me towards the best source for finding out what sort of foraging is in my area and when its about? Is there anything like a national website that gives this info or can I look at my local council website or something? Cheers in advance
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    Is it too early to feed pollen substitute ?

    Hi Stiffy To be honest, I'm not bothered about honey returns in the slightest at the moment. It's my first year and it's still purely a hobby for me at the moment. This is why if I have to feed, I'll feed. the cost of said feeding is irrelevant and I'm not bothered about netting it off...
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    Is it too early to feed pollen substitute ?

    Thanks Oliver. That post made v.good reading and was very informative. Apologies for the "condescending tit" remark (**** day at work, and a bit grumpy).
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    Is it too early to feed pollen substitute ?

    Thanks Bob. There really is a lot to learn and I love to learn by actually doing. The problem is that any potential mistakes/mis judgements can literally cost thousands of lives....lol. No pressure then.:sos: I would hate to think that I had wiped out a whole colony through lack of knowledge...
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