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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:58 am    Post subject: First inspection  Reply with quote

My first inspection of the girls.
A couple of frames for capped brood and a couple of frames for capped honey and the queen was still in the hive, a good result all round.



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks they look great
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:48 pm    Post subject: The Queen Reply with quote

Hi all
2nd inspection today, alls still looking good. Got a pic of the Queen, blue pen marks in the middle of the picture (It should be Red for 2013) & lots of capped brood.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm so jealous....all that honey!

We thought about going on a course and having a couple of hives but after having chickens stolen from the horse field, I have no doubt someone would swipe any hives we have there too. Can't have them at home purely because my 16 year old son would freak out!

Oh yes, for all his boldness, he is terrified of bees!  
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Feeding the girls a little sugar water, that bottle was full 1/2 hour ago.

All is still going well, lots for brood and eggs

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are jealous too would love the honey but so much red tape here now  
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That type of feeder can cause robbing as they can leak, can I ask if you have a super on?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Ive put a super on today the brood box is getting filled up. I was told to feed them while there are building comb.

Paul
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only ever add a super when there is 7 or more frames of brood (not bees).
You say the brood box is getting filled up do you mean with the syrup or brood. If you feed too much you can end up restricting the amount of room the queen has to lay.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got 7 frames of brood. Theres not much honey stores.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

great photos!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First super is now full of honey,  just put on the 2nd super this morning.
We also bought another hive last week. Collected my new colony of Buckfast bees last night in a noc. All transfered first thing this morning into the new hive. Got it done just before the rain started. Ill post a pic later.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The new double beehive setup, the stand was make from an old pallet and scrap wood.  All painted with pet friendly paint. I was impressed with my efforts in particular the new landing boards.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks really good.  Ive removed all my landing boards as they offer a platform for the woodpeckers to sit and eat the bees as they land.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking Very good pal  

And nice pics

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