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New Bee
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Location: Hereford, UK

« on: November 23, 2007, 02:38:20 PM »

 Hi all, haven't posted for a while so hope you're all ok and having better luck than most of the keepers that I have spoken to this year here in the UK!

 Had a phone call today to have a look at some bees behind some sofits and got all excited at the prospect (due to me not having any bees in my hives at the moment).

 Anyhoots as I removed the sofit although there was a large amount of comb and some good honey stores there were only a few hundred (if that bees) so yet another colony that has collapsed.

 It's always a shame to see our bees dying away especially after I carefully prepared everything to remove the colony carefully today.

 Ah well, such is life I suppose.

 With the frosts that we've been having here of late, do you guys and gals think the bees would have taken to my hive okay if put in on a warm day and fed ok, if of course they were present in any sort of numbers?

House Bee
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2007, 11:01:51 PM »

 Myself, I would have tried. Maybe shaking the bees into a hive with different comb. That would have been an interesting experiment, to see if different comb and feed would have brought the hive back.

I was born about 100 years too early, or to late.
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2007, 07:56:14 AM »

If there was queen they could have done well in a nuc. You would have had to feed them.


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New Bee
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2007, 12:57:27 PM »

 Cheers all, will build that nuc ready for next time then...
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