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  1. No I havent. I get anxiety meeting new people and have a rather full schedule. I have done quite a bit of reading but I find hands on experiences can be different/more complex than what's written in a book etc. My mum is also a hobbyist beekeeper who helps me out when I need 😃
  2. Thank you for putting my mind at ease a little. I havent been on apiweb yet, might check that out. Think I may also buy another hive tool so I'm not cross contaminating hives
  3. Hi Guys, I'm still very new to beekeeping =) I had my afb check done in Nov and it was all clear. I've just received an AFB notification for within 2kms of my beehives (2). Is there anything I can do for my bees? I'm really quite worried now! 2km is very close
  4. Hi guys, what types of pollen would be coming in in Waipa at the moment? Just curious 😃
  5. The hive I have been given by a family member looks like it is slowly falling apart (I have been moving the hive approx 1m every night to get it where we want it, which probably isnt helping). How can I transfer the bees to a new box with minimal disturbance? Is it as easy as just moving the frames they currently use, into the new box? What about the bees that get left behind if this is the method? Any advice is appreciated ?
  6. So frustrating I cant upload more pics hah. That's great to hear. I can leave them alone now ? You guys are amazing! Thank you ??
  7. So frustrating I cant upload more pics hah. That's great to hear. I can leave them alone now ?
  8. Looking through the pics we took. Only that 1 side of that frame looked like that. Here's some pics with which frames they are. We didnt get a whole shot of the 2nd frame but it did look like frame 3 except the bees had drawn it out themselves. My son had the job of taking photos ?
  9. Thanks @M4tt. I did have a check of the top of the frames this arvo and there was a little gap between some frames as there are different frames being used in the brood box. Due to me not having any gear and family member helping me out with the swarm. That side of the frame in the photo was the inner side of the outside frame. Will it be ok to leave it for 10 days before I go back in and scrape that bit out? Or is it an asap problem Ets The rest of the frames have been drawn beautifully, if that helps
  10. The frames are as close as I can get them. There is 10 frames in the box ? I agree, they need some tidying up
  11. I think I spotted the queen in a pic we took? That's the first outside frame though ? and I bliming put it on the grass to check the other frames ?‍♀️
  12. Thanks guys. I will take the top box off ?
  13. This makes sense ? duh me. Thank you ?
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