The health of one of the colonies giving cause for concern, the Seasonal Bee Inspector Isaac Mullane  inspected all colonies on the Apiary.  EFB was confirmed in colony 12, part of a double queen colony with colony 11.  Both colonies were destroyed and the equipment thoroughly cleaned.  Shook Swarms were recommended for the remaining colonies. The Apiary was put under a 6 week lockdown with nothing moved from the site and only the Apiary Custodians able to attend the hives.

All hives National Single Brood, unless otherwise stated and inspected by Isaac Mullane, SBI

Hive 1 – 3 frames bees, 1 frame sealed brood.  No open brood, no evidence of EFB.  Varroa damage observed.

Hive 2 – 13 frames bees, 8.5 frames BIAS.  No visual evidence of EFB.  Bald Brood & Varroa damage observed.

Hive 3 – 3 frames bees, no brood, no evidence of EFB.  Varroa damage observed.

Hive 4 – 6 frames bees, 0.5 frames sealed brood. Sealed QC’s. No open brood, no evidence EFB.  DWV, Chalk Brood & Varroa damage observed.

Hive 4A – 2 frames bees, 2 frames BIAS. No visual evidence of EFB. DWV, Chalk Brood & Varroa damage observed.

Hive 5 – 5 frames bees, no brood, no evidence EFB.  DWV, Chalk Brood & Varroa damage observed.

Hive 5A – 5 frames bees, 3.5 BIAS. No visual evidence of EFB.Varroa damage observed

Hive 6 – 4 frames bees, 2 frames brood, no open brood, no evidence of EFB.  Sealed QC.  DWV & Varroa damage observed.

Hive 8 – 4 frames bees, no frames brood, no evidence EFB.  Varroa damage observed.

Hive 50 – 2 frames bees, no frames brood, no evidence EFB.  Varroa damage observed.

Hive 11/12 – Double Queen system on twin National Broods – 7 frames bees, 5 frames BIAS.  EFB diagnosed using lateral flow device. Chalk Brood, Sac Brood, Bald Brood & Varroa observed.   Destruction ordered.