We went along to the Auckland bee club meeting, it was Rocky’s turn to car pool so we went along in his Land rover to the club rooms. The usual access to the car park was sealed off with a chain today, so it was lucky we came in the Land rover for a bit[…]Read More
Quick Check after a day’s work to see how things are going in Mokoroa 1, well some good and bad news… The Queen is laying well and we saw some new brood and some new eggs, also spotted the queen on the frame with the new eggs. We find this is where you will normally[…]Read More
I did a full inspection of the new merged hive today and all looked great, did spot a varroa mite on the back of one of the workers. So will have to treat for them when the supers are all off. As described last week, the hive has three brood boxes and a super on[…]Read More
Removed the roof and noticed some dampness at some of the corners of the roof, will need to investigate this further. I inspected both brood boxes and it is evident that the hive is rather infested with Varroa Mites. I noted some bees with Deformed Wings and even spotted some mites on Bees. So this[…]Read More
Did the inspection of Goldie today, the weather was patchy today. So couldn’t get started until after two pm. Took a while to light the smoker as most of the wood is also damp.
Inspected the hive today, we had noticed that the landing board has been very quiet lately, so we suspected all was not well inside the hive. The have had two full boxes, and the Bees haven’t done anything with the new top box that was placed over one month ago. Got down to the bottom[…]Read More
Mokoroa 1 Did a full inspection of the hive today, still a few ¾ frames in the hive from when I was feeding them the stores from last year. Loads of brood today and spotted the Queen walking around, the upper level doesn’t have much in it. But I will leave for them to fill[…]Read More
Went along to the Auckland Bee Club to discuss Wax moths and closing down your hives for winter