///Apiary Records 11 September 2016

Apiary Records 11 September 2016

Weather fine, calm and sunny 23 degrees.  No full inspections.  First dose of Apiguard (2 weeks ago) removed and second dose applied to all except nucs.   Queen excluders removed from all hives.
Reduced to bi-weekly inspections until end of season.
Hive #2 – inspected by Richard.  Varroa > 50.
Hive #3 – inspected by Liz.  Moved final three feet into permanent site.  Varroa high > 200.
Hive #4 – inspected by Richard.  Full super removed and given to Hive #7. Varroa >100.
Hive #5 – inspected by Liz.  Varroa > 25.
Hive #6 – inspected by Liz.  Once again bees had broken out of sealed entrance in bottom 14×12 brood (plan is to force into upper brood box).  Re-sealed and taped down.  Reasonable high distribution of chalk brood on Varroa board.  Varroa  47.
Hive #7 – inspected by Richard.  Super above double brood empty. Replaced with full super from Hive # 4.  Varroa 0.
Hive #7A – inspected by Liz.  Varroa >200.
Hive #8 – inspected by Liz.  Evidence of dead wax moth.  Varroa 150.
Hive # 15F – inspected by Liz.  Several wax moth larvae removed.  Empty super removed.  Some damage to bottom super (damp?).  Bees angry – is hive location too cool and damp?  Varroa >60.
Hive #16B – on day trip to Alresford Show.
Hive #16C – queen not seen but brood seem happy.  If still not seen and no evidence of brood next time, consider combining with 16B.   Varroa 2.
 

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