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Posted: Aug 29 2011, 08:23 PM

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Jan & Clive,
You may be able to split your colony next year.
I planned on splitting mine, however being inexperienced in these matters I was relying on a friend to assist.
Unfortunately he went on holiday and the bees didn't wait until he returned.
They swarmed early on a Monday morning as I was leaving for work and as result I couldn't recover them.
Posted: Aug 31 2011, 05:08 PM

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We must look into how to split a colony so we'll ready for next year if the occasion arises.

We would like to increase our number of hives to about 3 eventually but we are happy that we do still have the one hive as others haven't been so fortunate.

We haven't taken any honey this year so are hoping we won't need to feed them.

Wasp problem seems to have diminished now.

Pity you were unable to catch your swarm, our daughter was in the same situation earlier this year as hers swarmed on one of the days that she was working.

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