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  Topic: TB hived swarms available
John R

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PostForum: Swarms and sites - offered and wanted   Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:37 pm   Subject: TB hived swarms available
I've had 7 swarms so far this year, those that I know of. I've rehomed 5, and watched 2 sail off to the west overhead...! It's strange how some swarms just up and out straight off, whilst other settle ...
  Topic: TB hived swarms available
John R

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Swarms and sites - offered and wanted   Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:28 pm   Subject: TB hived swarms available
I'm reaching out to like minded TBH BK's that don't use chemicals and behave ethically to our bees. I tend to have a lot of swarms from my hives here, which I rehome to like minded individuals in the ...
  Topic: New swarm advice needed
John R

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:39 pm   Subject: New swarm advice needed
I agree with the comments from Barbara. I've housed a couple of swarms in TBH nuc's during this very changeable weather of the last few days, both of them are tucked up in the top side of the nucs, bu ...
  Topic: Swarms Available - Welshpool Area
John R

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PostForum: Swarms and sites - offered and wanted   Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:27 pm   Subject: Swarms Available - Welshpool Area
If anyone is looking for a swarm in the SY22 - Welshpool area then please contact me to organise dropping gear off so that I can put a swarm in it for them next time I have one. I've had a lot so far ...
 
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