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    MaryMac

    Crop spraying

    A field of oilseed rape, fairly close to my hives is to be sprayed in the morning using Biscaya, produced by Bayer. Despite googling and speaking to the farmer, I cannot find information regarding...

    MaryMac Yesterday, 07:09 PM Go to last post
    MaryMac

    I have been advised that a field of oilseed rape...

    I have been advised that a field of oilseed rape close to my hives will be sprayed with Biscaya, produced by Bayer for beetle management. Despite googling, I cannot find out how long after spraying...

    MaryMac Yesterday, 07:04 PM Go to last post
    Bridget

    Thanks for helpful comments from all. Have had a...

    Thanks for helpful comments from all. Have had a quick look at all hives on single brood, no drones yet but brood all round. Was going to attack the doubles and b1/2 tomorrow but realised I need...

    Bridget 21-04-2019, 10:45 PM Go to last post
    Adam

    If you smoke the colony gently from below and...

    If you smoke the colony gently from below and wait a minute, there's a good chance that the queen will move away from the smoke - i.e. upstairs, so you can lift off the top brood box and she is...

    Adam 21-04-2019, 06:37 AM Go to last post
    Mellifera Crofter

    Bridget, have you opened your hives by now? If...

    Bridget, have you opened your hives by now? If not, I guess you'll find that the queen and brood is in the upper box, and that you can simply remove the lower box. If not, you might still be able...

    Mellifera Crofter 18-04-2019, 09:01 PM Go to last post