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  1. Re: in a swarm is there alway a queen in a ball of bees ???

    Laying workers best avoided. If you have another hive, put in a test frame - a frame with eggs and larvae in it. If there is a queen it will make no difference, just give the colony a bit of a...
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    How can you be sure that the bees are not just...

    How can you be sure that the bees are not just capping sugar syrup? Why wouldn't they? How can we stop them moving stored syrup from the brood box up in the super?? i don't want sugar syrup in my...
  3. Thread: Sugar Water

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    Only white refined sugar (normal white granulated...

    Only white refined sugar (normal white granulated sugar) allowed for bees. Other stuff gives them runny tummy.
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    Communal feeding can lead to fighting between...

    Communal feeding can lead to fighting between bees from different colonies and thereby dead bees. You can also end up feeding the yellow jackets and ants as much as the bees.

    Not sure about...
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    Suddenly regretting choice of user name! :D ...

    Suddenly regretting choice of user name! :D

    I'm thinking that I do not want weak sulphuric acid, potassium permanganate or any other chemical contaminating my supers. Not delicious. I would...
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    Sounds like a plan. Other thing if you are...

    Sounds like a plan.

    Other thing if you are planning to save the brood you must cut out the frames so that the brood that was at the top in the wild comb is still at the top of the frames when you...
  7. Went through nuc twice looking for virgin that...

    Went through nuc twice looking for virgin that might have been in there and didn't find her. (Problem was that I fell over when I was carrying the nuc to the garage when I first made it and I could...
  8. Thanks for all good advice guys. There are eggs...

    Thanks for all good advice guys. There are eggs and 3-4 day old larvae, so am well happy that my new queen has been accepted. K x
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    We are good enough. We do our best. We learn from...

    We are good enough. We do our best. We learn from our mistakes. The advice and some of the books are confusing. Mostly the bees survive anyway. Even if they swarm you usually end up with more bees...
  10. Thread: Bees in bush

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    You take a sharp knife and an empty frame with no...

    You take a sharp knife and an empty frame with no foundation, some string and scissors.

    Firsty shake off most of the bees - they will come back...

    Remembering which way up the comb was hanging...
  11. Thread: swarm?

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    Looks like they were trying to supersede if you...

    Looks like they were trying to supersede if you found just one QC at first. Possible that something went wrong with supersedure - perhaps a bird ate her when she was on her mating flight...... or...
  12. I have only 2 hives and a nuc that I made from...

    I have only 2 hives and a nuc that I made from the bad tempered hive, to try to calm them after they went queenless and got even angrier. (they are always grumpy if you mess with them covering your...
  13. Thanks for the replies guys. Tough call. Shaking...

    Thanks for the replies guys. Tough call. Shaking these bees off their frames will drive them mad, and neighbors 20ft on either side will be at risk. Guess I can gently smoke and brush and gently...
  14. New queens on order and I cant find the mean queens

    I have ordered 2 new queens because 2 hives very mean. They went queenless and I gave test frames and they raised queencells. Q/Cs torn down now so I think there must be virgins/ just mated queens...
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    Is there not some evidence that fresh pollen has...

    Is there not some evidence that fresh pollen has a higher nutritional value than old pollen? I guess old pollen is better than no pollen though. How many seasons do you use brood frames for? I do...
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    Hi Charles, if you have no beevac you could do...

    Hi Charles,
    if you have no beevac you could do as you suggest. I successfully collected a wild colony earlier in the year.

    You need:
    Nuc box or hive with empty frames (no foundation in them)...
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    bees can smell the sting pheromone, so if you go...

    bees can smell the sting pheromone, so if you go back in clothes that have been stung, your bees will be more defensive. Your bees sound great. Mine sting regularly and sometimes it does seem like...
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    And copying an experienced beek is good too. I...

    And copying an experienced beek is good too. I worked out the reason I was not seeing queens was because i was being too slow and careful and that the queens were running off the frames before I got...
  19. Thread: Hollyhocks

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    My hollyhocks get rust too and in wet years the...

    My hollyhocks get rust too and in wet years the leaves also get covered in white mould. The bumble bees love them more than the honey bees. The latter prefer the herbs. I leave the hollyhocks to...
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    I'm confused now. I thought if you put in a test...

    I'm confused now. I thought if you put in a test frame of eggs into a possibly queenless hive and they make no queen cells, then that means you definitely have a queen in there?:confused:
  21. Thread: Salt for bees

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    I have a small pond with ornamental fish near my...

    I have a small pond with ornamental fish near my backdoor. The family were being stung because there were so many bees rushing to get water. (Not just mine). I put some salt in it because it...
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    I had a clump of wet bees hanging outside my hive...

    I had a clump of wet bees hanging outside my hive a few weeks ago after I had introduced a new queen. They had freed her by eating the candy plug and I thought everything was fine. They had been...
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    Poisoning

    Mine were poisoned last year and the inspector immediately blocked up the hive to stop robbing by other hives He said the honey would be tainted with poison and that if I didn't entomb the last...
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