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  1. Hivetool2021

    Abelo steam wax melter

    Hi all, I'm considering buying Abelos steam wax melter as I have a large number of frames where I cut out comb and rendered but have frames that need the remaining wax in the side bars to be mekted out. Has any one got experience of using this but of kit Here's the link...
  2. Hivetool2021

    Banking queens

    My thoughts too 😕
  3. Hivetool2021

    Banking queens

    Hi all, please can I have you advice, last week I checked one of my colonies double brood, three supers all good no QC, plenty of space, that evening I collect some mated queens and had to bank one until today as i ovetlooked a colony which was queen right ,I put the queen cage on top if the...
  4. Hivetool2021

    Commercial nuc plan

    Hi all, please can you help I'm after a cutting list for a commercial nuc 5 orv6 frame. I have searched on line but haven't had much success Many thanks HT,
  5. Hivetool2021

    Supercedure

    Yes both charged
  6. Hivetool2021

    Supercedure

    Yes hrh is in there laying well, its a newly mated queen from emerging 4 weeks ago
  7. Hivetool2021

    Supercedure

    Hi all Am I right on thinking this is supercedure cell as there is only a couple and mid frame Many thanks HT
  8. Hivetool2021

    Bees in a roller

    Will do 👍
  9. Hivetool2021

    Bees in a roller

    Blocked the hole before I left
  10. Hivetool2021

    Bees in a roller

    I'm hoping, yes as there weren't any bees left in the roller
  11. Hivetool2021

    Bees in a roller

    After 2 and half hours of smoking and hoovering roller is now bee free, really pleased how smooth it went
  12. Hivetool2021

    Bees in a roller

    Good idea but it weighs a ton too heavy to move
  13. Hivetool2021

    Bees in a roller

    My an is to initially use the bee hoover then when it appears to of got bulk from tbe hole is to smoke then hoover and repeat,
  14. Hivetool2021

    Bees in a roller

    Hi all, I was called to a swarm last evening, but by tge time I got there, they took up residence in a old roller.i aced a bit hive opposite but today they like the roller. I'm intrigued to hear how you woukd tackle in removing from the roller
  15. Hivetool2021

    Super frames

    Hi all I'm after some guidance I'm currently extracting my spring crop , and this year I'm surrounded by osr. I have put the extracted supers back on for the bees to clean, but concerned if I use these supers for summer honey it will be contaminated with osr , just curious to find out what...
  16. Hivetool2021

    Emergency or supercedure

    Hi all, no sign of eggs or larva , I'm thinking they are emergency cells, but could do with a second opinion .thanks HT
  17. Hivetool2021

    Pre emptive Demaree

    Hi all, I recently have been reading and watching various channels in regards to the Demaree swarm control. I'm going to give it a go this year but one video I watched demonstrated a pre emptive Demaree,which I fully understand the reasoning. have any of you had experience of this snd whst...
  18. Hivetool2021

    Oxalic acid treatment

    Hi all, just to close this off and as an update, I now have purchased 2 packs of apibioxal to use, and will use the Oxyalic for cleaning only, I have learnt a lot from you all and really good discussions thanks again happy new year
  19. Hivetool2021

    Oxalic acid treatment

    Thanks for the replies, I'm totally confused and think I will order apibioxal , guess what I bought isn't approved
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