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  Topic: swarms
joan

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:34 pm   Subject: swarms
hi collected our 4th swarm in as many weeks should one go through the original hive to make sure there are no more queen cells? I had hoped not to be interfering with them too much but the neigbours ...
  Topic: Should I treat?
joan

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:43 pm   Subject: Should I treat?
Hi I thought that oxalic acid did not get to the mites in the brood cells but only reached the mites once they were on the bees themselves and I have looked at a fair few bees and can not see any mite ...
  Topic: Should I treat?
joan

Replies: 9
Views: 11596

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:52 am   Subject: Apiguard
Hi Thanks for the reply . It is still pretty warm down here on the south coast 16 to 18 degrees I am going to have a look soon I will check to see if there is enough honey to last them though I have ...
  Topic: Should I treat?
joan

Replies: 9
Views: 11596

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:18 pm   Subject: Should I treat?
I posted a panic on here a couple of months ago as my newly acquired swarm although it was busy and looking good was ejecting quite a lot of larvae You kindly answered and said it was probably hygieni ...
  Topic: Help!
joan

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Views: 4854

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:56 pm   Subject: Help!
Hi I have not checked them for anything only had them less than a month and they are bringing in pollen by the bucket.They were a very small swarm and I did not want to start interfering with them so ...
  Topic: Help!
joan

Replies: 2
Views: 4854

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:09 pm   Subject: Help!
Hi all ,I am new to actually keeping bees ,A small swarm came to stay nearly a month ago and we housed them and let them get on with it. They have been bringing in pollen and seemed fine ;now I see to ...
 
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