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freethorpe bees 

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I extracted my honey yesterday (Sunday) and put the wet super back on at dusk. They went barmy as probably could smell the honey - lemmee at it!

advice please - as now I want to take off my super frames and treat/feed. Is it best to put the bee escapes back on for a day or should I shake the bees off the frames?

Any advice much appreciated.
 

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I would shake and brush so I can add the treatment the same day as both of my sites are out apiaries.
 

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probably best to use your clearing mechanisms, Janet. ;)
 

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Oh blimey - how typical! Ask two beekeepers one question and you get two answers!!!
 

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Mike said he does it his way 'cos his bees are at an out-apiary, your bees are in back garden!
 

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That's true TB! I think I'll put my bee escape back on tomorrow night - would 48 hours have been long enough for them?
 

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put it on in the morning, don't give them time to start filling it again!
 

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Some of us have to go to work you know!!!
 

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Mike said he does it his way 'cos his bees are at an out-apiary, your bees are in back garden!
I do it that way as it saves me making an extra trip out to deal with them the next day.
 

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