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    Adam

    I had a 'mating swarm' from a hive a week or two...

    I had a 'mating swarm' from a hive a week or two back. Bees clustered in two clumps on a nearby tree; I was all ready to get the step-ladder out as thankfully it was not high up. However I wasn't...

    Adam Yesterday, 04:54 PM Go to last post
    JMee

    Thanks for the advice - didn't look closely...

    Thanks for the advice - didn't look closely enough at the cell, but also hadn't taken account that larvae would have been 2 days old at start - I'll resist the temptation to look!

    JMee Yesterday, 02:28 PM Go to last post
    Mellifera Crofter

    Apidea feeders

    Hello all,

    For the first time, I bought a couple of two-tier Apideas with top feeders.

    I have two questions: each Apidea came with a white queen excluder with a couple of screws - but I can't...

    Mellifera Crofter 03-06-2020, 03:30 PM Go to last post
    Mellifera Crofter

    I don't think it was a swarm, Johnny - but it...

    I don't think it was a swarm, Johnny - but it might have been a virgin queen on a mating flight, or just a looking-around flight with other bees.

    With the colony becoming queenless on the 16th,...

    Mellifera Crofter 03-06-2020, 03:03 PM Go to last post
    JMee

    Returning Swarm?

    Looking for some advice.
    Went down to look at the hives today and found a swarm ( football size) up in one of the trees. Got my gear to get ready to retrieve but swarm took off and went (back?) into...

    JMee 02-06-2020, 02:40 PM Go to last post