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  Topic: Comb Building Stopped - Normal???
Drafty

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:16 pm   Subject: Comb Building Stopped - Normal???
Thats ok but i'd wish they would get on and stock the larder Very Happy Very Happy
  Topic: Comb Building Stopped - Normal???
Drafty

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:45 pm   Subject: Comb Building Stopped - Normal???
Thanks Again Barbara,

Thought it may be something like that, but self doubt crept in again.

Andy
  Topic: Comb Building Stopped - Normal???
Drafty

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:19 pm   Subject: Comb Building Stopped - Normal???
Hi,

I installed a swarm into a new hive about 6 weeks ago. In the first 4 weeks they 90% filled 6 bars and about 15% of the 7th bar, with 5 more empty bars to the follower. Over the last couple of ...
  Topic: Pollen trap for TBH
Drafty

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:46 am   Subject: Re: Pollen trap for TBH
[quote="For installation you simply remove the first couple of combs, which shouled be incomplete and fresh combs anyway (the new topbars go to the front) and the trap is installed.[/quote]

Th ...
  Topic: Possible Late Swarm or New Queen
Drafty

Replies: 21
Views: 15938

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:02 am   Subject: Possible Late Swarm or New Queen
Thanks Barbara & Dexter, i feel a lot happier having had your input. I will leave well alone except for the brief window checks to see what develops. However, I must say that I am happy to have be ...
  Topic: Possible Late Swarm or New Queen
Drafty

Replies: 21
Views: 15938

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:58 am   Subject: Possible Late Swarm or New Queen
it was on the edge about the middle of the comb. I will be leaving alone but monitoring briefly through an inspection window every couple of days to see what progresses.
  Topic: Possible Late Swarm or New Queen
Drafty

Replies: 21
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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:22 am   Subject: Possible Late Swarm or New Queen
I was hoping that would be the queen, but what about the cell. Is this likely yo be a swarm cell or something else.
  Topic: Possible Late Swarm or New Queen
Drafty

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:29 pm   Subject: Possible Late Swarm or New Queen
Below is a link to a dropbox where I have saved the pictures. I think I have managed t spot the queen but not to sure.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/l5syi0ozfoxjasb/AACzhGKosRm3IHs-ya8d0OYva?dl=0
  Topic: Possible Late Swarm or New Queen
Drafty

Replies: 21
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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 4:45 pm   Subject: Possible Late Swarm or New Queen
Managed to get into the hive today and took a couple of pics. Still not sure if there is any brood but I think I managed to get a pic of the queen. so everything may well be ok just a little slow. Als ...
  Topic: Possible Late Swarm or New Queen
Drafty

Replies: 21
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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:22 am   Subject: Possible Late Swarm or New Queen
Thanks Barbara, Hopefully if the welsh weather decides to behave tomorrow. I can have a good look and find some brood. Will post some pics of what i find. thanks for all the help.
  Topic: Possible Late Swarm or New Queen
Drafty

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:00 am   Subject: Possible Late Swarm or New Queen
Thanks for the link barbara, I did see this a couple of days ago which is what started to get me a bit worried in the first place.
  Topic: Possible Late Swarm or New Queen
Drafty

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:56 am   Subject: Possible Late Swarm or New Queen
Barbara,

we plugged the hole on the nuc box about 6:30pm. there didn't seem to be any activity at the entrance and the temperature had fallen. The nuc was then moved from Hampshire to south wales. ...
  Topic: Possible Late Swarm or New Queen
Drafty

Replies: 21
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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:57 pm   Subject: Possible Late Swarm or New Queen
Virgin Queen and bad weather may be the cause. Swarm was on 1st may. they were put into nuc box on the same day and then transferred to new hive on the 4th may. Last check was on the 30th May when i n ...
  Topic: Bad experience at Thornes at Rand
Drafty

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PostForum: Beekeeping Book and Product Reviews   Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:06 pm   Subject: Bad experience at Thornes at Rand
This is exactly why I think that internet forums are a good idea. I am new to beekeeping have been looking for some basic equipment, have never heard of Thorne's before but have now. looks like they ...
  Topic: Possible Late Swarm or New Queen
Drafty

Replies: 21
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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:32 pm   Subject: Possible Late Swarm or New Queen
Thanks Dexter,

I did think that they couldn't make a new queen without eggs but wasn't sure. It could be that I didn't see any eggs but definitely no brood. I am intending on having another look th ...
  Topic: Possible Late Swarm or New Queen
Drafty

Replies: 21
Views: 15938

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:52 pm   Subject: Possible Late Swarm or New Queen
Hi,

This is my first year beekeeping, I was lucky enough to be given a swarm with we think a new queen from my brother's national hives. we weren't sure if the new queen had made her mating flight ...
 
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