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Trade honey sales were down in April, but may has started better!.
I need to phone round the shops more because one had sold out 2 weeks ago and the other only have 2 jars left :eek: I thought they would be chasing me for the liquid gold!

Prices are staying @ £6 per 340g hex trade price.
How’s the spring crop coming. We don’t have osr here but had supers of dandelion three weeks ago. Had!
 

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I’ve not looked in on the blogs before but saw yours popping up in the threads so looked in, fantastic pictures and scenery. Wish you the best. Ian
 

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Wanted to share this video from yesterday a nuc hived up now having a second brood box yesterday, I've manipulated the frames a bit. Hive 14
Didn't take long to get back to normal they have drawn three /four brood frames since the 21st of April and all full of brood.
 
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That’s going some! When was the nuc transferred to the first brood box and was it a 6 framer or double nuc?
Lovely looking cedar hive too.
 

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That’s going some! When was the nuc transferred to the first brood box and was it a 6 framer or double nuc?
Lovely looking cedar hive too.
Yes it was the strongest 6 frame nuc I transferred out of 14, some of the others have drawn two frames and on a third.
The hive is a first quality from thoxxxx
Splitting the brood nest with comb or foundation if there strong works well yet to have any chilled brood.
 

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Yes it was the strongest 6 frame nuc I transferred out of 14, some of the others have drawn two frames and on a third.
The hive is a first quality from thoxxxx
Splitting the brood nest with comb or foundation if there strong works well yet to have any chilled brood.
Is thoxxxx Thorne?
You can say it, you know 😉
 

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So this queen I've removed to a nuc I plan to keep the cells the mother colony make and then get them to raise cells from the queen in the video, or at least start them and then use the incubator to finish the cells of.
What are your thoughts?
I have my nicot Cup kit in another colony shortly to be introducing one of my other queen's next week hopefully. Lineside apiary below in the photo.
 

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Did you spray yours with syrup I didn't.
I watered down some honey, then used a small paint brush to work it over the inside of the box and into the cups. I'm not sure if it helps, but I saw that it's what you're meant to do
 

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Just mixed up 60 kgs of sugar into syrup for today's feeding, I will be travelling around most of the day visiting 14 apiary sites.
Im excited to get on this week with my fencing around apiary 2 .
Have a good day folks!
Wow ... 60Kg of sugar ? ... What do you mix that up in - 16 gallons of water and 60Kg of sugar ... do you have a mixing machine ? How do you manage that on a daily basis ?
 

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