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Swarm - GU16 8 (Frimley)

 
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Chardyboy
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Location: UK, Frimley, Surrey

PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 1:47 pm    Post subject: Swarm - GU16 8 (Frimley) Reply with quote

Good Afternoon All,

After having a complaint from my neighbour last week about me keeping bees and the need to relocate them - my colony has thrown a prime swarm today.

5ft up in a pear tree in my garden. I think I've got the queen in a flower pot with a load of bees, they're fanning so I'm hopeful, but there are still some in the tree.

Would anyone like to finish the job and have the bees?

Cheers

Dave
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Chardyboy
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh dear - my wife is at the Surrey Heath show and bumped into the Surrey Beekeepers association.

She has offered them the bees, for them to collect after the show....they have declined, telling her to get the queen clipped and return the bees to the original hive.

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biobee
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Location: UK, England, S. Devon

PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Idiots. Beg, borrow or build a hive, quick!
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Chardyboy
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Location: UK, Frimley, Surrey

PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a half built one in the garden, but need to get rid of my bees altogether. My dad built a great hive, which is currently empty, but already has issues with an unbelievable idiotic neighbour so that's a no-no!

I've got what was an empty hive at another site, so I need to go along and see if it's still a viable location, and if so, I'll relocate them there - but that'll probably be the last I see of them.

I would really like them to go to someone who wants them and will enjoy their presence in their garden as we have done in the past - I am surprised at the lack of take up to be honest.

Hopefully with the hive a bit emptier, we can tell our neighbour that we've got rid of half of them and convince them that we'll be able to keep the rest?! Laughing

Cheers

Dave
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NewForester
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Joined: 23 Jul 2010
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Location: New Forest, Hampshire, UK

PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Dave

I would like to help and could take the bees. I have sent a PM. Please call me on 07713 391165.

I live down in the New Forest.

Regards

Chris.
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Dexter's shed
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Location: Grays, Essex, UK

PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chardyboy wrote:


Hopefully with the hive a bit emptier, we can tell our neighbour that we've got rid of half of them and convince them that we'll be able to keep the rest?! Laughing

Cheers

Dave


why? does your neighbour own your house? is he your landlord?

I live next door to the moaneyest person on earth, yet have kept bees for 4yrs,
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Chardyboy
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

>>Newforester - thanks for your note, I have someone in Guildford who has shown an interest with a proposed pickup on Monday - if this doesn't happen are you happy to be in reserve?

>>Dexter - we get on well with our neighbours and work together with kids/school runs etc. so don't want to go down that route. With them having swarmed, we are going to say that we've got rid of half of them so hopefully that'll be a compromise.

Cheers

Dave
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NewForester
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Joined: 23 Jul 2010
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Location: New Forest, Hampshire, UK

PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chardyboy wrote:
>>Newforester - thanks for your note, I have someone in Guildford who has shown an interest with a proposed pickup on Monday - if this doesn't happen are you happy to be in reserve?

>>Dexter - we get on well with our neighbours and work together with kids/school runs etc. so don't want to go down that route. With them having swarmed, we are going to say that we've got rid of half of them so hopefully that'll be a compromise.

Cheers

Dave



That's great, Dave

Glad it worked out.

Please shout if there are any problems. (As it happens, I work in Frimley.)

Regards

Chris.
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