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Hive Inspection: 6/4/14

posted Apr 8, 2014, 12:02 AM by Andrew Wootton   [ updated Apr 8, 2014, 12:05 AM ]

Temperature:

23

Present:

Suited: Andrew, Faye, Nick. Observers: Julie, Hayden, Charlie, enthusiastic kidsx2

Traffic at Entrance:

High

Bees Bringing in Pollen:

Yes

Eggs:

Yes

Open Brood:

Yes

Sealed Brood:

Yes, 5 frames

Open Nectar:

Yes

Capped Honey:

Yes,  8 frames

Queen Spotted?

No

Queen Cells:

No

Drones:

None spotted

Temperament:

Calm

Disease:

One small hive beetle zapped with hive tool

Comments:

Box 3: empty except for a few capped honey cells – removed.

Box 2: frames 2-7 fully capped.  Outer sides of frames 1 and 8 full but not capped.

Box 1: Capped honey, pollen, open and sealed brood, eggs.

More than enough stores for winter.  Boxes 1 and 2 are full and removing some honey will provide space.

Action Needed?

Remove 4 frames of honey from box 2 and extract. Replace the stickies afterwards for bees to refill (moonah still flowering).

Place hive beetle trap between frames of top box within the next few days.

 
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