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Everlasting Drones

One of our Warre Hives dragged out its drones around the week of 22nd August, as normal this year.  Subsequently, from September onwards it has been gripped by a second honey flow fervour which has seen its numbers increase dramatically … Continue reading

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Frustrated harvest

Now in its third third summer and in three of four  boxes we decided it was time to have a go taking a box off one of our warre hives as the top two both seemed chock full of capped … Continue reading

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Weird Warre hive behaviour

We have two Warres in our garden, neither of which appeared to have swarmed last year so both went into the winter choc full of stores & equally stuffed with bees.     In Sept/Oct last year we noticed unusual behaviour outside … Continue reading

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Warre Queens out & about

Our “swarmy” Warre produced a large Prime swarm a few weeks ago & since then seems to be very quiet worker wise although there still seems to be  plenty left inside.  It has a huge amount of Drones flying out daily … Continue reading

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