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Apiary Record 2 September 2018

22C Sunny

Hive 1 – Mel Espin – 14X12, 5 BIAS, stores, space, 1 empty super. Temper 10

Hive 2 – Brian herbert – Double brood, B1 emerged Queen, B2 empty.  Super BIAS moved to 2A as insurance.  Temper 7

Hive 4 – Brian Herbert – Double Brood, B1 5 BIAS,  5 stores, B2 not inspected, space.  1 super

Hive 6 – Richard Williams – Single Brood, Queen marked red (2018) no brood, stores, space. 1 super, Deep placed for clearing.  Temper 8

Hive 7 – no record

Apiary Record 19 August 2018

25c Sunny

Hive 1 – Chris Clark – 14X12, 5 brood, no eggs, 5 stores. Temper 10

Hive 2 – no inspection

Hive 4 – no inspection

Hive 6 – Rowan Roberts – Single brood, no brood, stores, space, Temper 6

Hive 7  – Richard Williams – super stores given, no inspection.

Apiary Record 5 August 2018

32C Sunny

Hive 1 – Rowan Roberts – 14X12, 5BIAS brood, 6 stores, space, 1 super.  Entrance reduced, wasp problem

Hive 2 – Anne-C Ballard – Double Brood, B1 2 brood, B2 stores, 1 capped QC, swarmed? stores & space.  1 super removed

Hive 4 – Richard Williams – Double Brood, 4 sealed brood, 8 stores, space. Clearer board under 3 full supers. Wasp problem

Hive 5 – Eaten out by wasps

Hive 6 – no inspection

Hive 7 – no inspection

Apiary record 22July 2018

29C Sunny

Hive 1 – Rowan Roberts – 14X12, 1 emerged QC, 1 torn down, eggs & larvae, stores, space. closed.  1 super.

Hive 2 – Mel Espin – Single Brood, eggs & brood seen in deep moved above QE at last inspection. Returned to double brood.  Stores & space. 2 supers building. Temper 7

Hive 4 – received frame + QC from Hive 6.

Hive 5 – no inspection

Hive 6 – Richard Williams – Double Brood, 6 brood, 3 QC’s, no eggs, few larvae.  1 frame with QC given to Hive 4, 2 QC’s left.  2 supers rationalised to one, remaining placed above cover board.

Hive 7 – no record

Hive 8 – no record

Apiary Record 15 July 2018

27C Sunny

Hive 1 – Rowan Roberts – 14X12, 6 brood, 6 stores, 2 QC, space. 1 super. temper 6

Hive 2 – Mel Espin – Double Brood reduced to single, B1 6 brood, B2 o, stores & space. B2 above QE. 1b,1s removed for nuc. 1 empty super, removed. Temper 7

Hive 3 – Peter Reader – combined with Hive 7A, 2 queens through newspaper.

Hive 4 – Liz Hawes – Double Brood, brood, stores, space, 2 supers, 1 deep. Temper 3, closed down.

Hive 5 – Brian Herbert – Single Brood, no brood, 20 QC’s, 2 good open left, stores & space.  2 supers+1 wet. Temper 8

Hive 6 – Brian herbert – Double Brood,12b, combined into B1, B2 over QE. stores & space. 1 deep super.2 supers over crown board

Hive 7 – No record

Hive 7A – Poor, combined with 3 over newspaper.

Hive 8 – Peter Reader – Double Brood, B1 not inspected. B2 stores, placed over Crown board with two supers. Temper 2

Apiary Record 23 June 2018

23C Sunny

Hive 1 – Rowan Roberts- 14X12, Queen not seen, 4 BIAS Drone, space & stores. 1 Super.  Temper 8

Hive 2 – Anne-C Ballard – Double Brood, 4 BIAS brood in each, plenty eggs, 2 old brood frames & 2 stores removed. 2 supers, filling. Temper 6 (1 sting)

Hive 3 – Liz Hawes – Single Brood, no brood, no queen seen, 3 emerged QC’s, 1 stores, space, few bees, (repeat-swarm) 1 super, removed. Entrance reduced. Temper 10

Hive 4 – no inspection

Hive 5 – KG – single brood, No eggs, queen, brood or QC’s. 2 frames stores. 2 supers. Temper 5

Hive 6 – Dean Gregory -Double brood, 7 BIAS, 3 stores, space. 3supers, 1 for extraction. Temper 6

Hive 7  – no inspection

Hive 7A – no inspection

Hive 8 – Liz Hawes – Double brood, Queen emerging, closed down.  2 supers, 1 deep Temper 10

Apiary Record 17 June 2018

16C overcast

Hive 1 – Mel Espin – 14X12, Queen emerged from cage, no eggs, some larvae, 2 dead QC’s removed, 6 stores. 2 supers, 1 empty removed. Temper 8

Hive 2 – Anne-C Ballard – Double brood, B1 3 brood, few eggs, stores, B2 empty. 2 supers filling.

Hive 3 – Peter Reader – Single brood, no Queen seen, no brood, 2 stores, space. 2 supers. Temper 8.

Hive 4 – Anne-C Ballard – Double brood, poor brood pattern, stores, space. Large bad tempered colony. closed down. Temper1, 2 stings.

Hive 5 – no inspection

Hive 6 – Peter Reader – Single brood, 7BIAS, 3 stores, space. 2nd brood added. 3 supers, 1 full.  1 frame BIAS given to nuc. Temper 6

Hive 7 – Brian Herbert – single brood, Queen,6BIAS, 3 stores, space. 3 supers, building.Temper 7

Hive 7A – no inspection

Hive 8 – Liz Hawes – Double brood, 9 QC’s, all but 1 removed (marked frame). stores & space. 2 supers, 1 deep. Temper 9

Apiary record 10 June 2018

22C Sunny

Hive 1 – Richard Williams – 14X12, no brood, 6 stores, space.  1 super.  No Q.  yellow Q from Hive 8 added in QCage. Temper 8

Hive 2 – Richard Williams – Double brood, D1 1/2frame brood, 5 stores. D2 4 stores, very few eggs. space. 2 supers, space. Temper 8

Hive 3 – Peter Reader – Single brood,Virgin Queen seen, 3QC’s, removed.  no brood, 2 stores, space. 1 super. Temper 8

Hive 4 – no inspection

Hive 5 – no inspection

Hive 6 – no inspection

Hive 7 – Brian Herbert – Single brood, 1ob, 2 stores, Queen seen. 2 brood, 2 food removed for nuc & foundation given.  3 supers building, 4th added Temper 5

Hive 7A – no inspection

Hive 8 – Liz Hawes/David Parkinson – Double brood, Q, 2 QC’s, BIAS brood, stores, space.  Queen given to Hive 1.  I QC destroyed. Temper10 2 varroa

Apiary record 3 June 2018

24C Sunny

Hive 1 – no inspected

Hive 2 – super added

Hive 3 – no inspected

Hive 4 – Brian Herbert – Double brood, B1 7b, B2 9b Queen seen, few eggs. Brood & stores. 2 supers 1 deep. I super removed, 1 added. Temper 6

Hive 5 – Graham Rowden – Single brood, no brood, no QC’s, 3 stores. 1Super.  Possible VQ. Temper 3

Hive 6 – no inspection

Hive 7 – Brian Herbert – single brood, 10b BIAS 2 stores, 1 space.  3 supers, 1 full, 1 empty. Temper 9. Nil varroa.

Hive 7A – No inspection

Hive 8  – Liz Hawes – Double brood, brood, stores & room in both. Queen seen. 2 supers, 1deep.  Temper 10. Nil varroa

Apiary Records 27 May 2018

Weather 20 degrees and sunny.   New deep foundation frames made – enough for two brood boxes.
Hive #1 – not inspected as colony creating new Queen.
Hive #2 – recently emerged queen seen.  1 capped Queen cell remaining.  No eggs or larvae yet.   Space for stores but consider adding a super next week.  Ideally need to replace old brood frames.
Hive #3 – Last inspected 20 May.  Super added.  No eggs.  Queen not seen.   Supercedure cell in the super.    Destroyed all but 2 supercedure cells in the brood box – 1 sealed and 1 unsealed.   Leave for two more weeks.   Wax moth larvae.
Hive #4 – Queen & eggs seen.  Added deep above QX to create drawn comb.  Top super ready for extraction.
Hive #5 –  4 open, charged Queen cells.  No eggs – bees unhappy.
Hive # 6 – 3 queen cells – 1 emerged.   1 removed.  Super added.
Hive #7 – Queen seen.   Removed dummy board and added new frame. 1 super full.
Hive #7A – 1 x deep.  Split from #7 on 13 May.   Queen  not seen.  Several queen cells knocked down.  Removed frame with QCs.
Hive #8 – Queen seen.  1 queen cell, knocked down.   5 frames of brood in all stages.
Nuc #2A – 2 queen cells capped.  Leave for three weeks.