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  Topic: Captured swarm - what do I do now?
johnnsally

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 10:00 am   Subject: Curtailing our Intrusion!
Thanks Barbara.

I managed to remove the branch from the second swarm late yesterday evening so I've no need to even consider opening them again. . . . So having got over the initial panic and worry ...
  Topic: Captured swarm - what do I do now?
johnnsally

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 9:29 pm   Subject: Never rains but pours
Thanks for the feedback Phil and Barbara

This morning in the midst of a beautiful sunny day my wife heard the now familiar sound of a swam. I wandered about until I saw them in the process of gath ...
  Topic: Captured swarm - what do I do now?
johnnsally

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 7:33 pm   Subject: Slow progress?
The captured swarm has been siting in the hive since Wednesday and there has been a steady flow of bees in and out of the hive but the bulk of them have just been sitting in a ball where they first mo ...
  Topic: Captured swarm - what do I do now?
johnnsally

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 7:33 pm   Subject: Slow progress?
The captured swarm has been siting in the hive since Wednesday and there has been a steady flow of bees in and out of the hive but the bulk of them have just been sitting in a ball where they first mo ...
  Topic: Captured swarm - what do I do now?
johnnsally

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 5:10 pm   Subject: Phew
Done and remarkably easy.

Nice looking ball of bees hanging off a few empty top bars and only three or four flew up and away.

See what tomorrow brings.

Thanks again.
  Topic: Captured swarm - what do I do now?
johnnsally

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 4:50 pm   Subject: Thanks again Barbara.
Hi Barbara,

I've spent the last week thinking backward and forward over the split process I used. I have been essentially thankful they didn't swarm and jinxed myself this morning early by saying ...
  Topic: Captured swarm - what do I do now?
johnnsally

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 1:04 pm   Subject: Captured swarm - what do I do now?
I have just caught a swarm which I am pretty certain is from my hive. A week ago I split my hive having found queen cells and thought I had transferred the old queen away - this swarm seems to have ...
  Topic: Robbing - I think?
johnnsally

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Thu May 19, 2016 1:02 pm   Subject: Robbing - I think?
Not sure if I have a problem or not. I have read all I can find and watched a few on-line videos and I'm still unsure.

I had a strong colony that produced a series of queen cells. I split this la ...
  Topic: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
johnnsally

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:55 am   Subject: Cleaning a litter floor addition.
Thanks Phil,

Do you think the litter need tipping away and replacing occasionally, given the amount of debris dropped from the comb, or do you envisage leaving it all to develop an natural ecology
  Topic: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
johnnsally

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:11 pm   Subject: Slatted floor over leaf litter
Is there any need for any type of flooring over a deep litter floor in the hive?

I assume the floor should be removable for cleaning purposes and checking for infestation, so that could mean a si ...
 
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