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Swarms available, Cambridge area, UK

 
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CeeBee
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Location: UK, Cambridge, Milton

PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 7:41 am    Post subject: Swarms available, Cambridge area, UK Reply with quote

As it says, I have, or are very likely to have swarms here close to Cambridge, UK. One in a cardboard box in my garden at the moment - unexpected cast after I reduced the number of queen-cells after TBH had prime-swarmed a while ago - but still a good size. And another gathered in a tree in the area yesterday (again likely from a hive of mine, which I'd already 'split' to dissuade them) - not in a position to collect it until Monday if it's still there. There will probably be more - I've already declined to collect a few locally.

Have also given away (well for nominal cost of bars) a couple of top-bar nucs in square flower-pots recently. There might be more of those too.

Anyone near enough want bees. I like collecting swarms, but only if I have an idea what I'm going to do with them...
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catchercradle
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Location: Cambridge, UK

PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Clarke,

we have an observation hive in the community Orchard here awaiting bees. I also Willow Farm up at Lode also needs more bees. Only one of their hives currently has bees. Swarm would be ideal for the observation hive. Will pm you with phone no and email.
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