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Inspecting a TBH

Inspecting a TBH – checking the health of the colony

Natural nest pattern - circular
TBH comb showing natural brood pattern – older brood hatching round the edge, eggs in the inner ring of recently vacated brood cells, with maturing larvae ready to be capped-off in the centre.
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Using a swarm catcher – like an upturned bucket on the end of a collapsible pole

IMG_3904 Eggs Larvae Sealed Brood - labelledONBG group at the Give Bees A Chance apiary (these are Warre hives)

Ocuupied TBH showing good roof insulation

Ocuupied TBH showing good roof insulation

The hive with observation windows removed. Plenty of stores above cluster.

Warre hive with observation windows removed. Plenty of stores above cluster.

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