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Swarm welcomed, Hartlepool area, Co Durham.

 
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beetron
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Location: Hartlepool UK England

PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 3:43 pm    Post subject: Swarm welcomed, Hartlepool area, Co Durham. Reply with quote

I have a TBH all set up and ready to go in a nice location and would welcome a swarm to get me started. I'm prepared to travel no problem but it's always nice to keep it local.
Seems to have been a poor winter for northern beekeepers but it's early days so here's hoping.
Many thanks in advance, Neil.
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Barbara
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Location: England/Co.Durham/Ebchester

PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Neil

Got your text. Will add you to my list. No swarms yet from my bees, but should be lots to come as I've not got the hives supered as I had hoped due to other matters taking precedence. I'm therefore reasonably hopeful you might get one although it may be a cast.

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Barbara
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beetron
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Location: Hartlepool UK England

PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Barbara, many thanks for that. Things are coming to life around here now after some nice weather lately. I was 'checked out' just yesterday by a few scouts as I mowed the lawn, they came and went for an hour or so afterwards around the hive entrance after having a good look at me. It was brilliant to watch.
thanks again, Neil & Mandy.
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