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Swarms available now - Wimborne Dorset

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Scout Bee

Joined: 13 Apr 2010
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Location: UK, Dorset, Wimborne

PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 6:57 pm    Post subject: Swarms available now - Wimborne Dorset Reply with quote

At the moment I have 2 swarms available for collection and I have run out of room to home any more bees.

Swarm number 1 came out today and is presently in an accessible position in an apple tree in my garden. They have picked a bad time as it looks like we are in for 2 or 3 days of unsettled / rainy weather, so these girls need help soon.

Swarm number 2 I caught up last weekend. They are presently in a nuc top bar hive and will be ok for some time but the hive isn't really large enough for them to go into winter.

For swarm number one you need to bring a suitable box to catch them in and to transport them in.

For swarm number 2 you need to bring a suitable transport box or nuc that will take standard (Chandler) top bars and please supply replacement bars. I have lost 2 bait box type hives to swarm collectors previously so I won't part with any more now.

In the first instance please email via this forum and I will reply with my phone number. We can then discuss any details collection times etc.

I shall be here to lend a hand and provide steps etc as required.

Both of these swarms are from my 2 TBHs, neither of which have had any chemical / varroa treatment whatsoever for the last 2 years and are of a good calm temperament. I'd love to see these girls go to a good home. I'm worried that the swarm in the apple tree are going to get caught out by inclement weather, so for them time is of the essence.


Edit: I forgot to mention there is no charge involved here, just a good home required.
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New Bee

Joined: 30 Mar 2019
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Location: Hazelbury Bryan North Dorset

PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 10:07 am    Post subject: Spare bees? Reply with quote

Hi Pat, I am new to beekeeping. Just got my first hTBH. I've been going through the swarm postings looking out for posts from people living in Dorset. I live in North Dorset near Sturminster Newton and am on the look out for a swarm or to bait my hive. I am planning on following the 'Chandler' method of balanced bee-keeping. If you have any spare swarms later in the season, would you be so kind to get in touch? My email address is my name (celia) at my surname (parkyn) followed by .org. I will be able to return/replace nuc boxes/topbars and would be happy to cover any costs.
Many thanks
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