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darrenperrett 

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14x12
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I bet they were cosy in there :)

They look to have about 8" of wood around them.
 
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Tom Bick 

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Anyone on the forum involved ?
Looked like an interesting situation it will be great to hear the outcome.
 

MJBee 

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Dordogne 24360 France
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commercial
Number of Hives
16 a mix of Commercial, National, 14 x 12, Dadant and a Warre
Judging from the last picture I doubt if they have been in continuous occupation, more likely varroa - die out - re-occupy over and over again. Hope they can be saved though.
 

freckledbeck 

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Judging from the last picture I doubt if they have been in continuous occupation, more likely varroa - die out - re-occupy over and over again.
How can you tell?
 

keithgrimes 

Field Bee
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Northumberland
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national
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3
I'd hate to try to find the queen in that lot. I have trouble with a marked queen in a national brood box.
 

kazmcc 

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Longsight, Manchester, UK
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None, although I have my eye on one ( Just don't tell Dusty ;) )
If there was no queen, or she was killed in the storm, why are there no queen cells?
 

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