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Apiary Meeting 15 October 2017

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Weather unusually warm >20 degrees.  Bees flying and bringing in pollen. Acetic acid treatment completed and pads removed.  Entrance blocks out in place but due to warm weather and high activity levels, mouseguards not yet [...]

Apiary Meeting 20 August 2017

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Weather 20 degrees and cloudy.  Varroa treatment (Apistan) undertaken on all hives, including new beekeepers' hives. Batch 1609203035.  Expiry 10/2019. Hive #1 - inspected by Richard.  Queen seen, still with damaged abdomen but continuing to [...]

Apiary Meeting 6 August 2017

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Weather warm 20 degrees.  Objective of meeting was to review supers ahead of extraction next Sunday (13 August, 2pm at Petersfield Community Centre).   Each colony left with 1 super for stores.  Surplus supers placed [...]

Apiary Meeting 30 July 2017

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Weather sunny 19 degrees. Hive #1 - inspected by Mel. 14 x 12. Queen not seen - small number of eggs and young larvae. 2 supers each 50% full. Varroa = 30. Hive # 2 [...]

Apiary Meeting 12 July 2017

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Hives #2 & #6 inspected. Hive #2 - inspected by Rowan. Queen seen but very small/young. One sealed QC in supercedure position. Brood in all stages. 1 super. Leave for three weeks for Queen to [...]