///Apiary Records 21 August 2016

Apiary Records 21 August 2016

Weather warm & breezy after 2 days of unseasonably cold, wet and windy conditions.  Good turnout, thanks to all!  Varroa treatment next week.  Finally…..reinstating #15H as #3.
Hive #2 – Inspected by Mel & Rowan.  Added entrance block.  No inspection of brood box or supers. Varroa count = 4
Hive #3  – Inspected by Richard.  Was #15H but almost completed its excruciatingly slow progress across the apiary (only 3 feet to go!) so now re-named.  No inspection of brood or supers.  Added entrance block.  Varroa count = 22
Hive #4 – Inspected by John.  No inspection of brood box or supers.  Entrance block added. Varroa count = 2
Hive # 5 – Inspected by Liz.  No inspection of brood or supers.  Entrance block added. Varroa count = 5
Hive # 6 – Inspected by Richard.  Need to create separate hive above 14 X 12 brood box (was Hive #1).  Swapped 14 X 12 to bottom above floor  and blocked entrance completely.  Covered with crownboard (reduced holes) and added false floor.  Replaced deep and supers.  Reduced entrance on false floor.  Varroa count = 4
Hive #7 – Inspected by Liz.  No inspection of brood or supers. Varroa count = 3
Hive #7A – Inspected by Liz.  Empty shallow at bottom moved above QE.  Frames for extraction combined into  1 super. Canadian clearer board added.  Frames to be extracted this week.  Varroa count v high at >100 (1week)
Hive #8 – Inspected by Richard.  No inspection of brood or supers.  Entrance block added. Varroa count = 18
Hive #15F – Inspected by Richard. No inspection of brood or supers. Varroa count = 3
Hive # 16 B – Inspected by Richard. Brood (all stages) on 4 frames. Queen seen. Plenty of stores. Entrance block added. Varroa count = 3
Hive # 16C – Inspected by Richard. Brood on 3 frames (2 shallows). Brood all stages. Entrance block added. Varroa = 2

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