Hi Everyone, sorry the gap between blog entries.
Today I did a full inspection of Goldie and the hive is going well, it has five supers on top of two brood boxes. It also had a full size super on top from that last extraction that we did a couple of weeks ago. Margaret is going to write about that day. Its going to an amazing blog as its taking her a couple of weeks to write.
You would have been proud of me readers I did the full inspection without gloves, I kept smoking my hands as suggested by Marcia from the Bees in the Antipodes blog, if you get a chance check out her great blog out at http://miro-ngaio.blogspot.com.
The bees have slowed down with the Honey production, and the brood doesn't seem to be as full as well. The Queen is in residence I witnessed her laying some new eggs, I took some photos hopefully one will turn out.
I think the bees are starting to slow down, heading into our winter.
Got one sting as I was adding the supers back onto the brood boxes, I must have crushed one of the girls as I lifted the hive. But other than that all is well.