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    Sealed queen cells no queen to be seen

    There was a lot of sealed brood but only about a frame of stores, but maybe stop feeding?
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    Sealed queen cells no queen to be seen

    I’m not entirely sure. They just looked like queen cells to me, on two frames at the edges. I rejected the best and largest one as it was almost on the actual frame rather than the comb so would have been easily damaged. The others were smaller and I hopefully kept the best one
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    Sealed queen cells no queen to be seen

    I have done the course, read the books, watched the videos but still feel very unprepared for the reality of beekeeping, even though I am loving it! Today when I inspected the hive I split from the main one as part of swarm prevention (so with the 'old' queen) I found plenty of sealed brood...
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    Green mould on varroa board

    Thank you Dani. Having bees is a joy but also a worry!
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    Green mould on varroa board

    Hello everyone. I am a new beekeeper - I did the local beekeeping association course last year and have had a beehive in my garden since the autumn. I may need to find a new home for them but that’s another story! I’ve had a varroa board in for 10 days as I wanted to check levels and took it out...
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