Having been ‘locked down’ by Isaac Mullane, SBI, on 17th May, today he gave the Apiary a clean bill of health and the restrictions were lifted.  The weather was cloudy, humid, 25C.  Apiary Custodians Ali Hollingbery and Rowan Roberts were in attendance.  All hives are single-brood Nationals

Hive 1 – 3.5 frames bees, 2 frames BIAS.  Previous inspection, 12 June, 2.5 frames drawn 6 days after shook swarm.

Hive 2 – 8 frames bees, 6 frames BIAS.  Queen seen, patchy brood pattern, some bald brood.  Previous inspection 12 June, 6 frames drawn 6 days after shook swarm.

Hive 3 – 4 frames bees, 3 frames BIAS, Sac brood.  Previous inspection, 12 June, 1 frames with eggs drawn 6 days after shook swarm. Feeding required.

Hive 4 – no record.  Previous inspection 12 June, 0.5 frames drawn 6 days after shook swarm.

Hive 4A – no record. Previous inspection 12 June, 0.5 frames drawn 6 days after shook swarm.

Hive 5 – 5 frames bees, 3 frames BIAS. Previous inspection 12 June, 4 frames drawn 6 days after shook swarm.  Requires feeding.

Hive 5A – 9 frames bees, 6 frames BIAS.  Queen seen, unmarked.  5QC, 2 sealed, 3 unsealed.  2 sealed & 1 unsealed QC’s removed.  Queen removed to 5C Nuc.

Hive 5B – 4 frames bees, 3 frames BIAS. Previous inspection 12 June, 4 frames drawn, 1.5 frames eggs 6 days after shook swarm.

Hive 5C – National Nuc. established with 2 frames stores and 5A queen.

Hive 6 – 3 frames bees, 2 frames BIAS.  Pepper potting & Bald Brood.  Requires feeding.