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  1. Fiona in South View

    New to bee keeping

    Hi Dan At present it seems a lot of areas won’t be running a Beginners Course so, just in case you can’t get one near you, South Cheshire are planning to run a course on Zoom as they had so many on a waiting list left over from last year. Details are still being finalised.
  2. Fiona in South View

    What has happened to this honey?

    That isn’t just granulating, it has surely started fermenting. It is has expanded and fluffed because of the yeast beginning to work. Honey that granulates just sets solid as it is. Definitely fermenting, possibly due to too high water. I used mine for mead!
  3. Fiona in South View

    Queen Excluder

    This is what I do as well.
  4. Fiona in South View

    Partially capped frames - tips on getting them capped

    I have been having similar problems. As I needed to get surplus supers off, capped or not, I tried putting a super above an eke and open crown board in the hope that the bees would think they were robbing and clear the honey down and cap it in the increasingly filled super below. When I went...
  5. Fiona in South View

    Wasps!

    Thank you everyone! Have shown all the photos to ‘as good as’ half and he is going to see what he has for a quick solution. Interesting enough, when I went out, the numbers around the hives had reduced, but I found them all clustered up the sides of the lids, especially the one deep lid I have...
  6. Fiona in South View

    wasp tunnel mark two

    Thank you everyone! Have shown all the photos to ‘as good as’ half and he is going to see what he has for a quick solution. Interesting enough, when I went out, the numbers around the hives had reduced, but I found them all clustered up the sides of the lids, especially the one deep lid I...
  7. Fiona in South View

    Wasps!

    Woke up this morning to see the fronts of my hives covered with wasps! There are loads! I have reduced entrances, which I am about to heavily clothe up in order to go and reduce to as little as possible, and I have jam jars out. The jam jars are working brilliantly by another hive a few...
  8. Fiona in South View

    Is there such a thing as a local rotation scheme for varroacide use?

    IF I am treating I use MAQS in the autumn as they are quick and make timetable for the extraction, treating and feeding prior to winter a lot easier for me. I then use the oxalic dribble mid/late winter.
  9. Fiona in South View

    What are these?

    Could be European hornet? Fascinating creatures and they hang around hives. They look just like a wasp, but are much bigger!
  10. Fiona in South View

    Honey fermenting

    I will try to let you know, but by the time it becomes ready to drink I will probably have forgotten! 😂
  11. Fiona in South View

    Honey fermenting

    I had the same problem with some jars of honey, which I put down to a too high water content? As a result this year one of my new lockdown skills has been mead making! Never done it before so may be the word ‘skill’ should wait until we see some results! I have tried various recipes and...
  12. Fiona in South View

    What to do with honey super while treating with Apivar.

    Good point, thanks. I shall continue to treat with MAQS in the autumn. How does this apply to sugar syrup stores? Presumably that also gets spread around and can contaminate nectar honey?
  13. Fiona in South View

    What to do with honey super while treating with Apivar.

    I also leave one super of honey on each colony for the bees, that means NOT spinning it and NOT putting it back wet, which I do with the others. The super immediately above brood always remains the colony’s super. My understanding is that it is only honey intended for humans that should be...
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