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    Overfeeding?

    Thanks for the feed back. We have seen only small empty play cups a few times in the last weeks and always broken them down to be sure. Last inspection, (yesterday), they had final 2 frames added. Both had fresh foundation to be drawn. So I hope this gives them space to survive our overfeeding...
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    Overfeeding?

    Hi, We got our nuc of 5 frames 5 weeks ago. We have been feeding them non stop since then. The Brood box will have it's last frame drawn out by the end of the week if they carry on as they have so far. Our question is can we overfeed? They seem to be guzzling all we give them right now. They...
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    brood cappings

    Sounds like capped stores (white/yellow colour) vs capped brood (brown/biscuit colour)?? Is the white/yellow capping on frames at the outside(s) of the hive. And the brown/biscuit coloured frames more in the center of the hive? Also yellow/white capping if it is stores is often seen in the...
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    Pics of our first hive

    Sorry for slow reply. Like the last admin post I also found the trick to be buying ready made steel. So the roof, runners, queen excluder, mesh for the open floor are all purchased. Still struggling for learning wood work. Will work my way up to metal work another day :-)
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    Pics of our first hive

    John, You have sharp eyes mate. Only the lathes on the supers are made from off cuts of tannalised wood. The roof also looks a bit green now I'm staring at it but it looks red in real life. Can you elaborate when you say a spot of weathering? Oliver, Might make all going forward top bee...
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    Pics of our first hive

    We are lucky enough that we share a garden with a neighbor that also wants to take up beekeeping. He is sourcing one hive and us another. But with your advice and some reading if seems like a 3rd hive might be a good idea incase of swarming. Maybe a national with top bee space? My wife ,(and me...
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    Pics of our first hive

    We are beekeeping and woodworking novices so easy would not be the first word that came to mind ;-) But was fun, forgetting the moments when the air was blue with curses and recriminations over mixed metric and imperial measurements ;-) The excluder is one purchased from throne made to lay...
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    Pics of our first hive

    We made it all from scratch, excepting the metal work. We could easily add ventilation to the roof but it wasn't clear from what I had read if we needed it as we have a open mesh floor providing ventilation from the bottom. Some of what I read seemed to maybe imply this. I have seen plans...
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    Pics of our first hive

    Do I need ventilation in the roof if we have an open mesh floor?
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