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    Re: Midwest drought!

    Over in England UK we had the wettest May on record (Spring time here and first flow). First time I've ever had to feed the bees in the Spring as many were feather light on food. Better now late June...
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    Re: Returning to Hive without pollen??

    Thanks for that interesting observation :)
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    Re: Returning to Hive without pollen??

    Also don't forget bees collect propolis, and put on their legs like pollen :)

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  4. Re: Can't find the queen?? Never forget under the SBB!

    Young queens can be really sly. Recently I decided to kill off a young queen as I reckoned she had the deformed wing virus and went through the whole brood 3 times trying to find her. Eventually I...
  5. Re: Switching back to solid Bottom boards Screened bottom boards are not worth it

    I agree and certainly don't winter my bees on open mesh floors.
  6. How to convert a manual honey extractor to electric

    Does anyone know the best way to do this? I have a manual extractor and can't afford a new electric one, so I was thinking of either trying to fit a motor to it, or maybe converting it to use a power...
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    Re: Queen size?

    I witnessed the change in queen size in one of my hives recently. The old queen dropped dead (only 3 years old) and I left one capped queen cell in there. When I came back to check a week later I...
  8. Queen dropped dead or was it regicide?

    I noticed this spring that one of my hives wasn't doing great, and the queen wasn't laying that well. Then today I had a look and there were capped queen cells and the queen was lying dead on the...
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    Re: Will this work?

    Hi Bella just put in one or two fully capped frames from other hives without the bees.
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    Re: Will this work?

    Yes. Also consider taking a full comb of brood or two from your other colonies (providing they are strong)./
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