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  Topic: Slugs are eating the comb and stores!
Ariel

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:58 pm   Subject: Slugs are eating the comb and stores!
Hi Barbara,
Hmmm thats good to know, I think I just panicked when I saw all that damage. I will keep an eye on them and feed asap.
They are quite a small colony so they could have very likely have ...
  Topic: Slugs are eating the comb and stores!
Ariel

Replies: 2
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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:51 pm   Subject: Slugs are eating the comb and stores!
Hello,
I seem to have an issue with slugs eating the bee's stores Sad
Last week I noticed that some comb had been badly damaged, originally I thought it was a mouse but it seemed way to organised an ...
  Topic: Ants
Ariel

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:34 am   Subject: Ants
Another user on a previous post recommended placing tomato leaves around the hive to deter ants. I tried it out as there had been a trail of ants going in to the hive for quite a while. Over that week ...
  Topic: Herts Naturals
Ariel

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 5:50 pm   Subject: Natural bees in herts
Hi Mark,
Im in Elstree herts, are you still around?
Ariel
 
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