The first inspections of the season, carried out under strict Covid restrictions with Peter Reader & Brian Herbert  training two New Beekeeper ‘bubbles’ on designated hives 4 & 8 and Apiary Custodian Dean Gregory checking hives 11 & 12.  14C and sunny.

Hive 4 – trainer Peter Reader – National with 2 Brood, 2 shallow 2019 queen.   6 frames brood, 5 frames stores.  Sufficient room & stores.  Temper 9.  1 frame BIAS given to Hive 8.

Hive 8 – trainer Brian Herbert – National with 1 Brood, 1 shallow. Minimal brood, only capped, sufficient stores.  Drones seen.  Varroa on uncapped drone pupa, some deformed wings.   Apistan (1609203035) applied.  1 marked frame BIAS donated by Hive 8. Temper 10.   Varroa board and entrance block inserted.

Hive 11 – inspector,  Dean Gregory – National 14×12. 1 Brood, 1 shallow. Queen seen.  3 brood, 1 stores, sufficient room & stores.  1 frame BIAS given to Hive 12.  Temper 8.

Hive 12 – inspector, Dean Gregory – National 14×12.  1Brood, 1 shallow.  Sufficient room & stores.  1 frame BIAS donated by Hive 11.  Temper 8.