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  Topic: Cutout dilemma - help!!
PottylottiCharlotte

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:44 am   Subject: Cutout dilemma - help!!
Thank you both. Yes picking up some oil of cloves today! I wish we could leave them where they are too - theyve been there for years minding their own business - but building work is starting just a ...
  Topic: Cutout dilemma - help!!
PottylottiCharlotte

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:25 am   Subject: Cutout dilemma - help!!
Thank you so much for your helpful reply. I'm outside Ponteland - near Bolam lake. I'd like to keep the bees afterwards as I'm enjoying looking after the hive. I'll have a word with my friend the be ...
  Topic: Cutout dilemma - help!!
PottylottiCharlotte

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:48 pm   Subject: Cutout dilemma - help!!
Hello
10 days ago we (i and a beekeeper friend) cut out a large colony that was situated in the roof/ceiling of our bedroom which is in loft of our house. We removed comb (brood and honey) and spotte ...
 
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