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Yes i'll be interested to hear how that goes.

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6 hours ago, nikki watts said:

Yeah, It’s still really warm during the days here so our bees haven’t clustered down yet. 

I’ve just finished a 2nd feed round and they’re sucking down the syrup pretty quickly. 

We have had really nasty westerlies over the last week .

After months of very little wind the bees have stayed in the hive .

They are more likely to fly in windless low temps than a fairly warm but very windy day .

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11 hours ago, Alastair said:

Yes i'll be interested to hear how that goes.

There is a problem with the trial that will require that it runs into spring.
Here are two data photos of the same hive at 4 week intervals and you will note that the staple is not chewed.

This is an Autumn response to the Staple 

The spring response is far more aggressive so the efficacy trial which must include data on the staples ability to remain effective over a set period needs to include spring data.
Spring data will focus largely on the effects of chewing as there will be few mites in the hives

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