July 11th Peter Reader
Hive 3. Lots of bees and Queen laying well, bees making space for her to lay. Three supers full, fourth super nearly full. Didn’t have another super so added a 14×12 above QE to give them space. Hive now 6ft tall (see photo). Will extract 2 supers this coming week.
Two supers removed on 14 July, 39lb honey extracted. Supers replaced, one below crown board, one with 50% crystallised above for cleaning down. Bees very calm.