Honey 2 – first inspection

Observed from a distance since being placed, honey 2 was quite quiet.  Over the following days you could see that there was more activity so I decided to inspect today. First frames are empty but the girls are definitely cleaning the foundation wax.  As I went further into the hive, which incidently has only one[…]Read More

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…where did they go ?

…it appears our swarm has swarmed !  yep they left, and not a one stayed !  we aren’t sure what happened and we put it down to three possibilities, maybe not enough food, maybe the queen wasn’t in the hive, maybe the queen died. We’ll have to put this one down to experience…roll-on the next[…]Read More

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Goldie inspection and New Nuc Box

Happy New Year everyone, Inspected Goldie today as it was a nice day. Today’s goal was to replace some of the frames that were falling apart in the lower brood. Not a good inspection to be sure, managed to get stung four times during the inspection. So didn’t inspect all the lower brood, had to[…]Read More

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Goldie Inspection and new Brood Box

After yesterday BeeKeeper club meeting, I asked a couple of people how to stop condensation in the hive. Goldie seems to have a big problem with water build up in the roof, most people agreed that cutting a hole in the Bee Matt which is actually the layer below the tin roof. May help this[…]Read More

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