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    Jambo

    Confirmed six 2019 laying queens today - must...

    Confirmed six 2019 laying queens today - must have been dashing out for quickies between downpours! Such a relief.

    Lucky to have a very later field of rape still in flower, nectar was being...

    Jambo Yesterday, 11:48 PM Go to last post
    alancooper

    Swarming or supercedure

    After two or more weeks of poor weather (low temperature, cloudy, rain), and the June gap, one of my six hives has an unsealed Q cell. Last inspection was 28/5 (6 frames well-patterned healthy brood)...

    alancooper Yesterday, 09:23 PM Go to last post
    drumgerry

    Tee hee [emoji16]. Nice to know my weird...

    Tee hee [emoji16]. Nice to know my weird username is good for something!

    Had horrific weather here in Speyside most of the last fortnight. Hoping the apidea queens took their chance for a mating...

    drumgerry 14-06-2019, 11:34 PM Go to last post
    fatshark

    I've not used an Octagon, but have used my honey...

    I've not used an Octagon, but have used my honey warming cabinet (which can take about 87,000 queens at once, but hasn't). I put the Nicot cages in an ice cream tub with lots of moist kitchen paper....

    fatshark 14-06-2019, 11:07 PM Go to last post
    drumgerry

    Ewan you're right that Jon is a whizz when it...

    Ewan you're right that Jon is a whizz when it comes to the octagon 20. I have one as well and I do what Jon does re humidity - keep both troughs full at all times. Seems to work well. Letting it...

    drumgerry 13-06-2019, 04:31 PM Go to last post