Category Archive: Disaster Recovery

Jun 22

Lost swarm disaster

They are on a tree, house statue, but out of reach of all the access kit you can muster………..   LET THEM GO   Your life is far more valuable than the monetary value of a swarm, and in the excitement it is easily forgotten.    Perched on top of a 30 ft ladder on …

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Jun 22

Clipping and Marking disaster

What can go wrong here….. Crown of thorns slips and quarters the queen. Err… exercise patience and wait for a virgin to hatch mate and lay, or produce wallet/purse and use same to buy a replacement. Or unite with a nuc with a mated queen which you had handy on the sidelines in case of …

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Jun 22

Queen flew disaster

Ooooops clumsy eh?   It happens and if you think about it what was the last thing she saw as she took off? Yes an open hive and yes other landmarks but were you not there? Conspicuous in your white beesuit? Or pick a colour… but it was you.    First time it happened to me I …

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