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Jamanda
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 08 2:28 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Bees are now hived (by me all on my own, with no help from anyone ) in their new hive. Gosh there was a lot of bees in that little nuc box!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 08 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

well done you, exciting arent they

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 08 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Phew, well done!

Traumatic moment isn't it . I was worried that the queen had somehow miraculously got away when I wasn't looking, despite sitting the nuc on top of the brood box for the transfer .

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 08 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

cassy wrote:
Phew, well done!

Traumatic moment isn't it . I was worried that the queen had somehow miraculously got away when I wasn't looking, despite sitting the nuc on top of the brood box for the transfer .


Well, I wont know until I get a chance to go through it properly. It wasn't warm enough to be hanging around looking for her, but I did want to get some food on them. So I went for it. They looked quite healthy, and there were plenty of them.

Next job is to turn the brood box round so the frames are across the hive "the warm way". But I was told to keep them oriented the same way as the nuc box to start with.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 08 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

This all sounds very complicated! good luck Jamanda

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 08 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

She'll be fine, I'm a constant source of advice and encouragement.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 08 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well done Jamanda, she says pointedly ignoring Sean.
You must be very excited.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 08 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I don't think she'll answer, she seems to be choking for some reason.

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 08 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thank you Snowball and Frewen for your supportive comments.

It's probably not complicated when you've done it a long time, but it's quite hair raising doing it for the first time.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 08 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You're very brave and I'm massively impressed

I WANT SOME!!!!!! but I just don't think I'd manage

Cathryn



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 08 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I can't wait to see them.

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 08 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Penny wrote:
You're very brave and I'm massively impressed

I WANT SOME!!!!!! but I just don't think I'd manage


Come and visit, then you can see mine and see what you think.

This book is quite a good introduction. Not as heavy as some of the others, but concise and containing most of what it seems you need to know as a beginner.

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 08 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cathryn wrote:
I can't wait to see them.


I think I need to source another bee jacket for visitors

Penny Outskirts



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 08 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jamanda wrote:
Penny wrote:
You're very brave and I'm massively impressed

I WANT SOME!!!!!! but I just don't think I'd manage


Come and visit, then you can see mine and see what you think.

This book is quite a good introduction. Not as heavy as some of the others, but concise and containing most of what it seems you need to know as a beginner.


I will do that It would be fascinating to see them...

Cathryn



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 08 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jamanda wrote:
Cathryn wrote:
I can't wait to see them.


I think I need to source another bee jacket for visitors


yeah that would be good.

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