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  Topic: Falmouth, Cornwall TBH swarms
barkingmad

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PostForum: Swarms and sites - offered and wanted   Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:52 pm   Subject: Falmouth, Cornwall TBH swarms
Arghhhh I wish we still lived in Helston!
  Topic: Swarm wanted - Cannock area
barkingmad

Replies: 2
Views: 620

PostForum: Swarms and sites - offered and wanted   Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:41 am   Subject: Swarm wanted - Cannock area
Anyone?? I seem to be the only person that hasn't caught one yet. Sad
  Topic: TBH GROUPS IN WALSALL WEST MIDLANDS
barkingmad

Replies: 11
Views: 12410

PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 12:44 pm   Subject: TBH GROUPS IN WALSALL WEST MIDLANDS
Are there anymore joiners? I've still got the one colony that you gave me Jeffo. I split them last year but they didn't come out of winter. I've split again today so lets see eh. How's your hives?
  Topic: Swarm wanted - Cannock area
barkingmad

Replies: 2
Views: 620

PostForum: Swarms and sites - offered and wanted   Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 11:36 am   Subject: Swarm wanted - Cannock area
Hi all. I'm currently waiting for a call and/or looking for a swarm in Cannock and the surrounding area. If anyone can help please shout.

Many thanks
Dino Very Happy
  Topic: Queenless Hive!!
barkingmad

Replies: 3
Views: 1935

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:54 pm   Subject: Queenless Hive!!
Yes just reading your replies and then re-reading my post it makes perfect sense that both hives have just got on, without my tampering, and re-queened themselves. I was flapping last night - a knee ...
  Topic: Queenless Hive!!
barkingmad

Replies: 3
Views: 1935

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:52 pm   Subject: Queenless Hive!!
I've inspected my top bar tonight expecting nothing untoward and there is no sign of my laying queen or brood. It's rammed full of stores and bees but that's it.

Now three weeks ago I went out to a ...
  Topic: TBH GROUPS IN WALSALL WEST MIDLANDS
barkingmad

Replies: 11
Views: 12410

PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:24 am   Subject: TBH GROUPS IN WALSALL WEST MIDLANDS
Thanks Jeffo
  Topic: TBH GROUPS IN WALSALL WEST MIDLANDS
barkingmad

Replies: 11
Views: 12410

PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:58 am   Subject: TBH GROUPS IN WALSALL WEST MIDLANDS
Jeff

This is a bit cheeky but do you have a frame of brood you could spare?
I collected a cast back at the end of May and after 3 days realised they were starving and dying due to the bad weather. ...
  Topic: Earwigs?
barkingmad

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:29 pm   Subject: Earwigs?
I have lots in my tbh, I have just evicted about 30 and put them in the chicken coop to, hopefully, deal with my red mite infestation.

I read somewhere that they are quite partial to varroa too. ...
  Topic: TBH GROUPS IN WALSALL WEST MIDLANDS
barkingmad

Replies: 11
Views: 12410

PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:23 am   Subject: TBH GROUPS IN WALSALL WEST MIDLANDS
There is mixed opinion. There's an empty tbh at Shugborough I was told last Saturday. A group also went out to Africa working with and building tbh.

One of the members from Wolverhampton way ha ...
  Topic: TBH GROUPS IN WALSALL WEST MIDLANDS
barkingmad

Replies: 11
Views: 12410

PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:42 am   Subject: TBH GROUPS IN WALSALL WEST MIDLANDS
It's our first foray into any kind of hive.

We are coming to the end of a beginners course at Shugborough and the rest is a bit like "on job training".

I don't know how many beeks are ...
  Topic: TBH GROUPS IN WALSALL WEST MIDLANDS
barkingmad

Replies: 11
Views: 12410

PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:14 am   Subject: TBH GROUPS IN WALSALL WEST MIDLANDS
We have a TBH in Norton Canes, so not a million miles away. Just started the colony off with a swarm 3 weeks ago and hoping the queen has started laying since the last inspection. It'll be week 4 th ...
 
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