//Apiary record, Sunday 8th September 2019

Apiary record, Sunday 8th September 2019

Ten Members attended the Apiary on a sunny, slightly breezy, day.  The lowest attendance for the season explained by PDBKA’s attendance at the two – day ‘Secrets of the Heath’ festival staged on Petersfield Heath.

Hive 1 – Gareth Cornelius/Chris Clark – WBC single brood, 2 BIAS, no stores. 1 super with 2 frames stores.  Requires feeding.  Varroa >5/day.  MAQS added.  Batch 19/007/1.  Temper 10

Hive 1B – Dean Gregory – National 14 X 12, 4 BIAS, 1.5 stores.  Feeder on.  Varroa <1/day.  Temper 8.

Hive 1C – Dean Gregory – National deep, 5 BIAS, 3 stores, sufficient room.  Cleaned -down super removed. Requires feeding.  Varroa <2/day.  No chalk brood.

Hive 1E – Observation Hive at Secrets of the Heath for two days.

Hive 2 – Rowan Roberts – National ‘Brood & Half,’ Queen seen, 4 BIAS, some stores, sufficient room.  1 super 1/2 full.  Varroa >7/day.  MAQS added. Batch 19/007/1.  Looking good for the winter.  Temper 9

Hive 3 – Peter Reader – National Deep, 7 BIAS, 3 stores, sufficient room.  2 supers.  Varroa <3/day.  Temper 9

Hive 4 – Philippa Graham/Rowan Roberts – National Deep, Queen seen, 4BIAS but few eggs, 7 stores, sufficient room.  1 super.  One cleaned -down super removed, one retained with feed-holes reduced to encourage clearing.  Temper 9

Hive 5 – Dean Gregory/Gareth Cornelius/ Chris Clark – National Deep, Queen seen, ? BIAS, 4 stores, sufficient room & stores.  1deep with 4 stores.  1 super with 2 stores placed above crown-board for clearing.  Varroa 2/day.  Temper 9

Q96 & Q98 not inspected

Gareth ‘Green Hive’ – Gareth Cornelius/Chris Clark – National 14 X 12, 5 BIAS, 3 stores, Feeder on at winter strength.  Temper 9

Jo Wade Hive – Jo & Alex Wade – National 14 X 12, Queen seen, 3.5 BIAS, 5 stores, sufficient room.  1 super filling, feeder on at winter strength.  Varroa <2/day.  Temper 10

Horton Hive – Andrew Horton – National Deep, Queen seen, 5 BIAS, 3 stores, sufficient room.  1 super.  Feeder on.  Minimal chalk brood.  Varroa >2.  Temper 8

Horton Nuc – Andrew Horton – National nuc. changed to 6-frame poly nuc.  Queen seen, 2 BIAS, 2 stores.  1 frame food donated from ?.  Feeder on.  Temper 7

Paul & Rachel Hive – Peter Reader – National Deep, 7BIAS, 3 stores, sufficient room.  Inspected to see eggs only.

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