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Just what I needed, another great dose of Trev's bees to cheer me up and keep me on track.

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Thank you, I find your videos very practical. I love the wee swarm box!! Do you have one about making a wiring board?!!

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Thanks. Hiveware is planned for winter videos. Yes, wiring boards will be on the list. I have some photos on this forum about wiring boards from a couple years ago.

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Thank you, I will have a look through the forum for your pictures. But I look forward to seeing your videos! Bare in mind those of us with zero wood working skills though!!!

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Trevor when you mark a swarm "with a colour you decide," are you making an educated guess at her age and using the corresponding colour, or are you using something other than the standard five colours for queens of unknown lineage?

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I use other than the standard colour. I then know she is a swarm queen. Then I requeen in the Autumn if they do not supercede. Just something that suits me. This year every swarm is Yellow

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[USER=2644]@Rubee[/USER] Here is the thread with my wiring board in it [URL="http://www.nzbees.net/threads/box-and-frames-assembly.2008/#post-25257"]Box and Frames Assembly[/URL] Go to post 10 for the wiring board, however you might like to start at the top of the thread.

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This is so cool. I also understand now how you catch and hive a swarm without squashing the ladies while they're all bunched up and not using an empty hive box on the top as I have been doing. Hopefully I wont need one, any more, this year but might make this a project to work on during the winter for next swarm season.

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I would be putting the empty box on the bottom. Then dump all the bee into the bottom empty box, then put the box with frames on top. The bees like to go up into foundation not down. Then you don't have to deal with the burr comb on the hive mat.

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