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    Natural varoa treatment

    Hi folks not been on her for a while. I read somewhere using rhubarb leafs on top of the frames helps with varoa treatment
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    Dead colony,

    Dead colony, the end frame covered in a greyish brown dust. Any ideas?
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    Email requesting subscriptions due

    I have recieved an email from this forum apparently to pay yearly subscription!!:hairpull:
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    Drone Comb

    Checked one of the hives yesterday, not quite the weakest, to find a laying worker. Over 5 frames of sealed drone comb. No sign of any queen. Is this colony now doomed as I have read. Can I add a frame from another hive with eggs or unite with another colony or any other way of saving the...
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    Dead bees

    In January I built a shed between the 2 hives I have occupied. On the warmer days bees appeared occasionally prob on toilet duty. Today 23/2/12 nice warm day (14C) opened both of the hives with no life in either. Took photos of a cluster of bees that appear to be coated in white dust. Any idea...
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    Squirrels ?

    just been to my apiary(only 2 hives), one appears to have been chewed all across the entance with no signs of life in either hive
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    How do I move a hive

    I have a hive in my garden and need to move to my new apriary. It's a brood and a half plus a super, masses of bees, becoming a nuisance. The new location is about half a mile away. The queen has clipped wings. Suggestions advice comments would be appreciated
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    How do I move a hive?

    I have a hive in my garden and need to move to my new apriary. It's a brood and a half plus a super, masses of bees, becoming a nuisance. The new location is about half a mile away. The queen has clipped wings. Suggestions advice comments would be appreciated
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    help I,ve got a colony under ground!!!

    I have one hive + colony and seem to be doing quite well, bought them on the 1st April, nuke on 5 frames with a queen marked green, clipped wings. This pm I have discovered another colony nesting in the ground about 10 foot from the front door. These bees are different as they are predominantly...
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