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peteinwilts 

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lots of activity outside of the hive yesterday. Not sure how far they are flying to get it, but I have not seen anything with bright yellow and biege pollen in the hedgerows, and they are bringing in masses of it.

One hive in particular has a few dead bees stuck in the mouseguard.

A little bit early for inspection, but is it too early to remove the mouseguards to allow them to clear dead bees out??
 

grizzly 

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Ive taken mine out, entrance block back in though.
They seem to have appreciated it, particularly when watching them yesterday.
 

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Mine all off in the SE.
Bees all over crocus today :cheers2: - but daffs wont be open for 3 weeks (not that bees use daffs- just showing how late Spring is).
 

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My mouseguards will come off at the end of March....weather permitting!

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Not sure how far they are flying to get it, but I have not seen anything with bright yellow and biege pollen in the hedgerows, and they are bringing in masses of it.

A little bit early for inspection, but is it too early to remove the mouseguards to allow them to clear dead bees out??
Hazel.

I plan to remove the mouseguards next week or so.
 

SixFooter 

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One of my hive's entrance was blocked most of the time with dead bees stuck in the mousegard even though I regularly cleared them away and brushed the floor. I took the mouseguard off and it has made a big difference in terms of activity.

Aren't there any other ways of keeping mice out like a mouse-proof stand or something?
 

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