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  Topic: bees in tree
davids

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:23 am   Subject: bees in tree
Yes, I will put a couple of hay bales in front of them as a screen.

Thanks, I'll keep you posted
  Topic: bees in tree
davids

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:41 am   Subject: bees in tree
I am going to leave them alone, they are quite aggressive, I got stung and I was standing at least 12 ft away, I will give them some time and they may calm down.

Thanks for all your help
  Topic: bees in tree
davids

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:15 pm   Subject: bees in tree
Hi I have a swarm that has gone into an tree hole about 2ft from the ground, any suggestions of how to relocate them with felling tree. The hole it the tree is only 2inches wide>
  Topic: when to move swarm
davids

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:25 pm   Subject: when to move swarm
No, I did have a national hive about 5 years ago, but was raided by wasps and they did not make it through the winter.

So I built a TBH. The Bars have a line of thick string that runs down the midd ...
  Topic: when to move swarm
davids

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:54 am   Subject: when to move swarm
Thanks

I will watch at the entrance and will let them do their own thing this year.
I'm going to have a look around the forum and read up on what to look for, I'm so pleased as this is the third y ...
  Topic: when to move swarm
davids

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:14 am   Subject: when to move swarm
I moved them over and in just a couple of days they had built about 3 inches of comb. I did not see the queen but tried to move them with less disturbance as possible.

They have now settled and are ...
  Topic: when to move swarm
davids

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:19 pm   Subject: when to move swarm
Thanks
I will move them over this evening
  Topic: when to move swarm
davids

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:23 pm   Subject: when to move swarm
Hi A swarm has gone into my old nuc box which does not have any bars in,
shall I shake them into a new TBH now or wait a few days until they settle. I don't want to lose them.

David
 
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