///Apiary record 5 May 2019

Apiary record 5 May 2019

11C and overcast.  21 attended. Hilary Hayward gave pre-session talk on latest Asian Hornet information.

Hive 1 – no inspection.

Hive 1A – David Parkinson – 14X12, 5 QC’s emerged, no brood, larvae or eggs. Sufficient stores & room. Temper 2.  Varroa board inserted

Hive 1B – Anne-C Ballard – 14X12, 5 capped brood with 2 capped QC’s, 2 National frames.  No stores, sufficient room.  Feed given.  Transfer to National boxes in three weeks after Queen settled. Varroa 4.5/day.

Hive 2 –  Rowan Roberts – National Brood , 8 brood, 2 stores. 1/2 brood added.  Sufficient room, 1 super.  Temper 7.

Hive 3 – Peter Reader – National double brood, B1 6 brood 5 stores, B2 8 brood 2 stores, sufficient room. Queen seen, laying well.  1 super. temper 8.  Little nectar in super.

Hive 4 – Brian Herbert – National Brood  (shook swarmed at last inspection) 6 brood sufficient stores & room, all frames drawn + wild comb in roof.  Queen seen, laying very well. 1 super. Temper 6. Varroa board inserted.

Hive 4A – Brian Herbert – National brood with all brood from 4 after shook swarm. 2.5 brood + copious chilled brood. No emergency QC’s.  Varroa 6/day.  Colony shaken out and site cleared.

Hive 5 – Richard Williams – National brood, 4brood, 13 QC’s, 11 removed, 2 sealed left, sufficient room.  2 supers 1/2 full & empty.  Temper 7. 2 wax moth.  Varroa 10/day.

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