///Apiary Record Sunday 1st September 2019

Apiary Record Sunday 1st September 2019

Sixteen Members attended on a Sunday when many of our ‘usual’ Apiary attendees were off spreading the bee-word at the Hampshire County Sports Day.  A sunny, breezy 20C, scattered clouds and occasional calms.

Hive 1 – Anne-C Ballard/ Paul Bridgman – WBC single brood, 4 BIAS, no stores, sufficient room.  4 frames stores in super.Needs feeding-up for winter (8 frames were removed for extraction 18/8.) Health check good. Varroa-board inserted.  Temper 10

Hive 1B – Dean Gregory – National 14X12, 4 BIAS, 1 stores, sufficient room.  Feeder added.  Temper 8

Hive 1C – Dean Gregory – National Deep, 6BIAS, no stores, sufficient room.  1 super.  Less chalk brood than previously.

Hive 1D – Graham Rowden/Chris Clark/Dean Gregory inspected 31st August – on 2 frames.  No brood, no queen.  Tipped out in front of 1E.

Hive 1E -Graham Rowden/Chris Clark/Dean Gregory inspected 31st August – observation hive made-up for weekend show.

Hive 2 – Rowan Roberts – National ‘Brood & a half’, 4 BIAS, queen seen & marked.  1 super.  (1 super removed 18/8) Dry super removed.  Temper 9.  Varroa-board inserted.

Hive 3 – Peter Reader – National Deep, queen seen, 6 BIAS, 2 stores, sufficient room. 2 supers.  Temper 9.  Varroa-board inserted.

Hive 4 – Paul Bridgman/Grant Pearce/Richard Williams – NationalDeep, 5 BIAS, 6 stores, sufficient room, 1 super.  (2 supers removed 18/8).  2 dry supers removed, 1 returned over eke to try to get bees to clear-down.  Suggestion from Brad Davies to place CD’s/DVD’s over feed-hole to limit access and encourage ‘out-of-nest’ impression. varroa board inspected, <1/day.  No varroa treatment needed.  Temper 10.

Hive 5 – Rowan Roberts/Grant Pearce – National Deep, ? BIAS, 3-4 stores.  1super 1/2 full, 1 deep 3/4 full.  (2 supers removed 18/8) 1 dry super removed. varroa board inspected, <1/day.  No varroa treatment needed.  Temper 9.

Hive 96 – National Double Brood, Carniolan Queen – not inspected

Hive 98 – National Double Brood, Carniolan Queen – not inspected

Horton Hive – Hortons -National Deep, Queen seen & marked, 5 BIAS, 5 stores, sufficient room.  1 super.  Temper 8 Varroa < 1 /day.  no varroa treatment needed.  Some chalk brood.

Horton Nuc – Hortons – National Deep, Queen seen, 2BIAS, 3 stores, sufficient room.  Apistan removed.  Feeder replenished.  Temper 8.

Green Hive – Gareth Cornelius/Chris Clark – National 14X12, Carniolan queen seen, 5 BIAS, 2 stores, sufficient space.  Still drawing.  increased feed strength to 1:1. Temper 9

Paul & Rachel’s Hive – R & P Bridgman/ Anne-C Ballard – National Deep, Queen seen, 7 BIAS, 3 stores, sufficient room.  Health check good but some chalk brood.  varroa-board in. Temper 10.  2 ltrs 1.5:1 syrup given

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