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Inspection 8/3/14

posted Mar 7, 2014, 11:57 PM by Andrew Wootton   [ updated Mar 8, 2014, 12:15 AM ]


Temperature:

25

Traffic at Entrance:

High

Bees Bringing in Pollen:

Yes

Eggs:

Got distracted and forgot to look!

Open Brood:

Yes

Sealed Brood:

Yes, 7 frames

Open Nectar:

Yes

Capped Honey:

Top super nearly full with about 60% capped. Middle super 80% full with capped honey.

Queen Spotted?

No

Queen Cells:

No

Drones:

A few drone cells

Temperament:

Calm

Disease:

One (?) small hive beetle spotted

Present:

Andrew, Faye, Russell, Dennis and Stuart

Comments:

I think the bees are moving the honey down from the top to the middle box. We swapped 3 fully capped frames up from the middle box to the top super and brought the half full ones down. Hope this works and they don’t just start moving the honey down again!

Action Needed?

2nd brood chamber is being used for honey storage only. Remove and extract one super of honey and perhaps move middle box frames 1 and 8 to the centre (4 and 5) to ensure that there is space for brood.








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