Monday, 17 June 2013

Hive checks

A third job to do today was an inspection of the 4 hives in our Sunniside apiary. I guess my expectations were a bit high. I was hoping that hive 2 would have a second super filled with honey after the first super was filled in a couple of weeks in late May and early June. Alas, it was not to be. The bees are only just drawing out the comb. The good news is that hive 4, which was looking rather weak when we inspected it last month, is now looking much stronger. The colony is growing to fill the space in the hive. If this continues, we could possibly add a super in the mid-summer to collect a honey crop.

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