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  Topic: Inspection accident = p***ed off bees! How best to proceed?
lildesyl

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:49 am   Subject: Inspection accident = p***ed off bees! How best to proceed?
Thank You Che (I'm the OP)

I do know that I can unsubscribe, but as I said above I don't want to have to and miss something useful later on!

I wasn't aiming my comments at any one person though, ...
  Topic: Inspection accident = p***ed off bees! How best to proceed?
lildesyl

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:41 am   Subject: Inspection accident = p***ed off bees! How best to proceed?


So I would encourage you to persevere a little and just switch off when the debates get a bit theological. And perhaps there needs to be a bit of self discipline as well by more experienced beeks ...
  Topic: Inspection accident = p***ed off bees! How best to proceed?
lildesyl

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:27 am   Subject: Inspection accident = p***ed off bees! How best to proceed?
Wow.... this is quite an experience for a newbie!

I joined the forum, and posted this topic, because I thought this was a place for those with an emphasis on natural beekeeping, and I had an imme ...
  Topic: Inspection accident = p***ed off bees! How best to proceed?
lildesyl

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:44 pm   Subject: Inspection accident = p***ed off bees! How best to proceed?
Thanks Prakel,

maybe you didn't see all of my original post? There was a clear reason for their behaviour because of a sudden violent disturbance to the hive... it's not a general change of char ...
  Topic: Inspection accident = p***ed off bees! How best to proceed?
lildesyl

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:58 am   Subject: Inspection accident = p***ed off bees! How best to proceed?
Getting your own and having it lit before opening the hive at each inspection might be a good idea.

Thanks, and agreed, I have no problem with smoking if necessary... but I'd like to avoid it if p ...
  Topic: Inspection accident = p***ed off bees! How best to proceed?
lildesyl

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:50 am   Subject: Inspection accident = p***ed off bees! How best to proceed?
Hopefully someone with more HTBH experience than me will chime in.

Don't talk down your own experience! Your suggestions have been really helpful, thanks very much Smile
  Topic: Inspection accident = p***ed off bees! How best to proceed?
lildesyl

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:58 pm   Subject: Inspection accident = p***ed off bees! How best to proceed?
Hmm, I actually have an empty HTBH hive that I was going to set up this May... perhaps I should just swap them...

Now I know they're healthy I'll leave them be for a couple of weeks then take anoth ...
  Topic: Inspection accident = p***ed off bees! How best to proceed?
lildesyl

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:44 pm   Subject: Inspection accident = p***ed off bees! How best to proceed?
You will have to get rid of the problem or it will keep causing you grief. Get all your gear on, smoke them and get that follower out. Then just close it up and leave them alone so they settle down. I ...
  Topic: Inspection accident = p***ed off bees! How best to proceed?
lildesyl

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:16 pm   Subject: Inspection accident = p***ed off bees! How best to proceed?
Hi all,

I'm a newbie here... first swarm caught and happily installed in my HTBH in June last year.

I regularly inspected the hive throughout last summer-autumn and had no problems, the bees ...
 
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