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  1. Re: How long do you wait for mating to occur?

    Okay so by the time I read about the mention of not moving the hives, i had just returned from moving it. I checked last weekend and there was no sign of eggs or lava, so I inserted two frame of open...
  2. Re: How long do you wait for mating to occur?

    Thanks. I might move the whole hive closer to home where I have additional hives, aka more drones to mate with.
  3. How long do you wait for mating to occur?

    So I have created a new hive which contained about 6 queen cells. The hive now has a queen which I have sighted twice. She is not overly large and is about the same size as a worker, but clearly is...
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    Help with my jenter kit please

    So I have tried several times to make queens using my Jenter starter kit. I manage to get the queen to fill the plugs and have twice transferred the eggs and cups into my queenless nuc (3 days after...
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    Foundations sheets

    I am about to start preping for the up coming summer and putting frames together and wiring them and all those mid winter day activites. And i hve a question about foundation sheets. i use fulld epth...
  6. Darn you Varroa.... sorry just venting

    So today is a lovely winters day with the sun shining and it good enough just to make sure all is happy in the hive. Don on the vail, get the syrup to top up the feeders and have the smoker lit....
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    Re: What do bees need water for?

    I was just about to ask why bees would bee seeking water at this time of the year. I live in New Zealand and we are heading into winter, where the outside temp is about 10 degrees C outside at the...
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