Apiary Records – 18 April 2018

Weather 24 degrees and sunny.   Brief mid-week inspection following two weeks of bad weather.   First full inspection to be undertaken on Sunday 22 April.

Hive # 1 – 14 x 12 Deep.  Queen seen, marked yellow.  Brood on 6 frames.  Sufficient stores.  QX and Super added.

Hive # 2 – Double brood.  Queen seen, marked yellow.  Brood on 6 frames.  Sufficient stores.   Queen placed in bottom Deep.  Consider as possible colony for Queen Rearing.

Hive #3 – Deep + half.  Brood on 4 frames in Deep.  Moved 2 feet to new position as very close to Hive #2.  Queen seen.  QX and crown board added.  Super placed above crown board.

Hive # 4 – Double brood.  Brood on 10 frames, 5 in bottom deep and 5 in top deep.  Consider as possible colony for Queen Rearing.

Hive #5 – Single deep.  Queen not seen.   2 charged queen cells removed.  QX on.

Hive #6 – Single deep and super above eke.  Brood on 4 frames.   QX added.  Keep feeding with 1:1 syrup.

Hive # 7 – Single deep and two supers.  Queen seen.

Hive # 8 – Double brood.  No record.