Archive for January 2015

Apiary:29th January – Stores Check & Feed

Weather: 2C, cloudy

Time: 14:30

Hive#1: Hefted Heavy. Crownboard closed and temperature: 4.6C

Hive#2: Hefted Medium. Crownboard closed and temperature: 4.8C

Hive#3: Hefted Light, fed with 500g of Fondant, eke added. Crownboard closed and temperature: 4.1C-6.6C.

Hive#4: Hefted Heavy. Crownboard open and temperature: 6C.

Hive#5: Hefted Light, fed with 500g of Fondant, eke added. Crownboard closed and temperature: 3.1C-3.6C.

Hive#6: Hefted Heavy. Crownboard open, bees at opening.

Hive#7: Hefted Light, fed with 500g of fondant, eke added. Crownboard closed and temperature: 4.6C-4.7C.

Hive#8: Hefted Medium. Crownboard closed and temperature: 3.9C-5.8C.

Wasp traps damaged by wind, removed from trees and hung on equipment rack.

 

Actions outstanding from 4/1/15:

– need to replace spare equipment rack/bench.

– source fondant for feeding – in hand

– source spare equipment – in hand

Sugar – 43p/Kg (15x1Kg) till 27th January

Booker have a one week promotion on Tate&Lyle Granulated Cane Sugar – 15x1Kg Case for £6.49 (zero VAT). Promotion ends 27th January 2015

Apiary:4th January – Oxalic Acid Treatment

Weather: 3C, cloudy

All 8 hives treated. Occupied as follows:

Hive#1: 6 seams

Hive#2: 7 seams

Hive#3: 9 seams

Hive#4: 5 seams

Hive#5: 4 seams

Hive#6: 7 seams

Hive #7: 4 seams

Hive#8: 6 seams

Spare equipment removed from site.

 

Actions:

– need to replace spare equipment rack/bench.

– source fondant for feeding – in hand

– source spare equipment – in hand