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  Topic: Hive blown off roof, queen dead
Henryderek

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:57 am   Subject: Hive blown off roof, queen dead
Thanks for your replies - I will take the advice with gratitude! Presumably I am waiting until we have a few days of warmer weather and they start flying again? I have already managed to rescue some c ...
  Topic: Queen wanted or free, friendly bees available!
Henryderek

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:50 am   Subject: Queen wanted or free, friendly bees available!
Hi, I have had a tbh since August 2016 and unfortunately lost the queen when the hive blew over last Thursday night. There are loads of bees left and as they have been such calm bees I am desperate no ...
 
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