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  • Dear Members

    Due to imminent overseas secondment, I have two hives for sale complete with bees. Both hives are in Ilkley, one in our garden and one on the allotment, details as follows;

    Hive 1 £130 - Allotment Hive (came through winter, fed early spring, treated for varroa 06.4.14) Spring inspection 14.4.14

    Varroa Floor (+ reduced entrance rod + mouse guard)
    Brood Box
    Queen Excluder
    Super with frames (drawn & being worked)
    Crown Board
    Roof

    Comments
    Have come along really well, plenty of capped brood, lavae, drone brood, pollen, stores

    2.5.14 – Saw Queen, couldn’t mark as a runner! Lots of brood, working super frames, very happy bees.

    10.5.14 – Lots of sealed brood, working super – a lot heavier than last week. Weather not good so didn’t have a look in super. Didn’t see queen. Bees happy despite rainy weather.


    Hive 2 £120 – Garden Hive (came through winter, fed early spring) Spring inspection 16.4.14

    Varroa Floor (+ reduced entrance + mouse guard)
    Brood Box
    Queen Excluder
    Super with frames
    Crown Board
    Roof

    Comments
    Come on really well, capped brood, lavae, drone brood, pollen, stores. Little bit tetchy, but quite late in day.

    23.4.14 – Bees very busy despite weather not been good, good brood, pollen. Added super with undrawn frames. Fed ambrosia

    5.5.14
    Saw Queen and marked her yellow. Bees across 10 frames. Plenty of brood, both capped and uncapped. Working the frames in super, topped up feeder. Tetchy to start with but settled down once Queen was marked!

    If anyone is interested please either email me: johnnaybour@me.com or telephone my wife Jane on 07940590904

    Kindest regards

    John Naybour