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  Topic: sugar spray
Jenny Mc

Replies: 3
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PostForum: Bee products, recipes, bee plants and apitherapy   Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:45 pm   Subject: sugar spray
Thanks for the advice Barbara.I'm not planning on looking in on them for a while as all seems to be fine at the moment.The only problem I had last time I opened the hive was closing the lid.I couldn't ...
  Topic: sugar spray
Jenny Mc

Replies: 3
Views: 2185

PostForum: Bee products, recipes, bee plants and apitherapy   Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:40 pm   Subject: sugar spray
I want to use sugar spray instead of a smoker when I need to do things-Is there a recipe or ratio of sugar to water that works best?
  Topic: Ants
Jenny Mc

Replies: 18
Views: 5283

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:23 am   Subject: Ants
I agree with you andy.I don't want to kill anything.That was not my intention when I started with my bees.I am able to observe my hive any time of day or night,and I watched the situation wjth facsina ...
  Topic: Transfering colony from layens to warre.
Jenny Mc

Replies: 5
Views: 2537

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:59 pm   Subject: Transfering colony from layens to warre.
Thanks for the advice AugustC.Hopefully I have avoided making a big mistake.
  Topic: Transfering colony from layens to warre.
Jenny Mc

Replies: 5
Views: 2537

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:47 am   Subject: Transfering colony from layens to warre.
Hi,I have thought about this a bit more and realise maybe I do not need to do anything at this point, The bees will swarm when they are ready to move and I need to watch for swarming behaviour.They ar ...
  Topic: Transfering colony from layens to warre.
Jenny Mc

Replies: 5
Views: 2537

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:55 pm   Subject: Transfering colony from layens to warre.
I take your point on the timing.My problem is I think they need more space and better ventilation before the winter.I have also been thinking it was not going to be that straight forward as the layens ...
  Topic: Transfering colony from layens to warre.
Jenny Mc

Replies: 5
Views: 2537

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:38 am   Subject: Transfering colony from layens to warre.
I acquired a layens hive with colony about 5 weeks ago and I want to transfer them to a new warre hive.I am planning to cut and crop the frames,I have prepared the new hive bearing in mind any future ...
  Topic: Ants
Jenny Mc

Replies: 18
Views: 5283

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:33 am   Subject: Ants
I used the vasaline and cinnamon method with success,but we are always having ant problems here ,so I will do the tomato leaves next Thanks.
  Topic: Ants
Jenny Mc

Replies: 18
Views: 5283

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:31 am   Subject: Ants
Thanks for the link.Very helpful.I never really thought about ants and bees being related,but when you think about it they have a lot in common.
  Topic: Ants
Jenny Mc

Replies: 18
Views: 5283

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:21 am   Subject: Ants
Thanks Barbara,that sounds like a good mixture I can put on the blocks.I have relocated the wasp trap(which I now call an ant hotel )in the opposite direction as well, so hopefully they will go toward ...
  Topic: Ants
Jenny Mc

Replies: 18
Views: 5283

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:53 am   Subject: Ants
Sorry Andyc,I didn't answer your question.I haven't seen any interaction between bee and ant.I think the ants are still trying to gain access.
  Topic: Ants
Jenny Mc

Replies: 18
Views: 5283

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:49 am   Subject: Ants
The hive is a layens,which I know is not brilliant,and I am hoping a warre is going to arrive this week for me to transfer them into.The hive is on blocks and I will try and isolate them now.I think t ...
  Topic: Ants
Jenny Mc

Replies: 18
Views: 5283

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:20 am   Subject: Ants
Does anyone know what I can do about ants?They weren't there last night,but this morning they are all over the hive.I have physically removed as many as possible,but they are sure to be back.What is a ...
 
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