Seventeen members attended the Apiary on warm breezy, cloudy day. 20C
Hive 1 – examined 7/8/19 Anne-C Ballard – WBC brood, new queen laying, eggs & young brood. Closed up.
Hive 1B – Dean Gregory – National 14X12, 5 BIAS, 4 stores, sufficient room & stores. Some removed sporulating chalk brood. Temper 8
Hive 1C – Dean Gregory – National Brood. Originally a swarm from Hive 1, new queen failed . QC’s from 3 produced viable queen. 6 BIAS 3 stores, sufficient room & stores. Abundant removed sporulating chalk brood.
Hive 1D – Dean Gregory/David Parkinson – National Brood. Originally 2-frame nuc from Hive 1, Questionable queen viability. 3 frames, few eggs, 3 emergency QC’s, drone cells. dummy boards & feeder added.
Hive 1E – Dean Gregory/ David Parkinson – National Brood Originally 3-frame nuc from Hive 1. Queen seen & marked, BIAS. Converted to National Nuc in Observation hive. Feeder added
Hive 2 – Rowan Roberts/Ali H/ Jon F – National Brood & 1/2, 4 BIAS, sufficient space & stores. 2 supers, sorted to produce one full, one for filling. Temper 9
Hive 3 – Peter Reader – National Brood. At last inspection Queen marked & apparently killed BUT she recovered! (temporary damage to nervous system due to twisting in Queen-marking cage?). Queen seen, 7 BIAS, sufficient room & stores. Two supers, Temper 9.
Hive 4 – Philippa L/ Andy & Janette H – National Deep, Brood not inspected (supercedure cell last inspection). MAQS strip removed, > 100 drop. 2 empty supers removed, 3 supers consolidated to 2 full, 1 for filling. Temper 8.
Hive 5 – Rowan Roberts/Ali H / Graham Rowden – National deep, Queen seen in deep below QE. 6/7 BIAS, sufficient room & stores. No brood above QE. 3 supers consolidated for extraction next week. Varroa <3/day. temper 8
Hive Q96 – Chris Clark/ Gareth C – National Double Brood, Queen seen, B1 7 BIAS, B2 5 BIAS, 6 stores. Sufficient room & stores. 1 super. Temper 9
Hive Q98 – Chris Clark/ Gareth C/ Graham Rowden – National Double Brood, Queen seen, B1 7 BIAS, B2 3 BIAS, 5 stores, sufficient room 7 stores. 1 super for winter stores. Temper 9
Horton Hive – Andy & Janette Horton – National Deep, 5 BIAS, 2 stores, sufficient room & stores, 1 super. Many dead bees, wasp attack?. feed next week.
Horton Nuc -Andy & Janette Horton – National Deep 2-frame Nuc, Queen & eggs seen, high sporulating chalk brood so nuc changed to clear of spores. Frame food and feeder added.
Gareth Green Hive – National 14X12, Queen seen, 7 BIAS, 1 stores, sufficient room & stores. temper 9.