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    porter escapes

    so i will not now use the bee escapes so please tell me how to take a super off without 200 plus bees committing suicide stinging my suit regards bill
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    setting a porter bee escape

    hi heard different views how do i set the springs on the porter please regards bill
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    fischres bee quick

    hi can i put fischers in an atomiser and spray me to keep bees from attacking regards bill
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    small problem

    hi had 3 hives for three years excellent workers, one hive recently has been rather obnoxious when im in my veg patch, they are on the edge of the plot. any particular reason why this change, im...
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    Re: How small is too small?

    hi my advice would be to reduce hive size dramatically to enable them to control temp etc poss into a nuc then they should rebuild
  6. Thread: nasty bees

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    nasty bees

    hi i have three hives the best by fsr is the nasty one, doing the right things but i abandoned looking into hive today as there were so many bees attacking me, my suit had 50 plus stings left in it,...
  7. Thread: hive start

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    hive start

    hi today i have spilt an excellent hive into a nocleus with food eggs bees and sealed brood, could someone please tell me how long will it take the nuc to raise and hatch a queen and when mated with...
  8. Thread: too early

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    too early

    hi i have a brood and a half that has plenty of room but the queen is well active, ive put a super on top as the rape is nearing full bloom, can i be too early or will they sort the extra space out...
  9. Thread: split

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    Re: split

    hi they are national hives possibly the norm around here, i has old queen the other two were split last year from her, i would like to change her this year which is poss another problem bill
  10. Thread: split

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    split

    hi again cambs england. how soon can i split a hive to enable a new colony, 3 frames in a nuc what should they contain, thanks bill
  11. Thread: first look

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    first look

    hi cambs england will look into my 3 hives in acouple of weeks they are about on warm times, when will iknow when ive got to sugar feed them, is there a sign regards bill
  12. Thread: swarm lure

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    swarm lure

    hi, i have three hives waiting to be occupied, if i set one up with usual foundation can i use a lure to attract swarms ? will it adversely affect my own hive if i put it 100 yds away regards bill
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    Re: hive splitting

    sincere thanks to all bill
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    hive splitting

    hi, how would i go about splitting my hive, do i wait until i see new queen cells appearing and then split, kind regards bill
  15. Thread: spare nuke

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    spare nuke

    hi, has anyone got an unwanted spare nuke hive 5/6 frames, can pick up cambs area pe134eq, kind regards bill
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    nucleus hive

    hi, i would like plans how to make nuce hives for a project over winter any ideas please, my first year as keeper very successful want to expand, cambridgeshire thanks
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    large larvae

    hi im new this year ive just destroyed several large larvae cell on top of one frame, dont know what they were poss 4 times the size of a maggot, what were they good or bad, are there any books that...
  18. Thread: empty hive

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    empty hive

    hi, new to the game i have 3 empty hives, if i set one up what are the natural chances that a swarm might find it attractive, regards bill
  19. Thread: images

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    images

    could anyone tell me of a web where i can view different images of honeycomb to show,good,infected or other details of comb, many thanks bll
  20. Thread: honey comb

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    honey comb

    hi, i am relatively new, i have bees and chickens, can i feed the spent comb from frames as it is, to my chickens or do i burn them kind regards bill
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    Re: bill wuttke

    hi, thanks for the note. with it being high queen time would you not be better starting now? regards bill
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    bill wuttke

    hi, i am a new keeper with only 4 months activity, i have wonderful help from a man called keith, i hope to learn as much, as fast as possible to make my bees successul as possible, thanks for any...
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