Apiary Blog2019-03-25T16:27:11+01:00

PDBKA Apiary reopened Sunday 7 April 2019

By |April 9th, 2019|Categories: 2019, Apiary|Comments Off on PDBKA Apiary reopened Sunday 7 April 2019

Three dozen members attended the first Meeting of the season.  The weather was kind, sunny & overcast, 12/15C, the five colonies doing well.  Floors & brood boxes were changed; queen excluders and varroa trays [...]

Apiary Records 27 May 2018

By |June 3rd, 2018|Categories: Apiary, 2018|Comments Off on Apiary Records 27 May 2018

Weather 20 degrees and sunny.   New deep foundation frames made - enough for two brood boxes. Hive #1 - not inspected as colony creating new Queen. Hive #2 - recently emerged queen seen.  1 [...]

Apiary Records 6 May 2018

By |May 8th, 2018|Categories: Apiary, 2018|Comments Off on Apiary Records 6 May 2018

Weather sunny and warm 24 degrees.   Inspections (except #7) not undertaken last week due to poor weather. Hive #1 - inspected by Rowan.  14x12.  Queen seen Brood on 6 frames and plenty of [...]

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Apiary Records 29 April 2018

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Weather very cold and windy - max 8 degrees.   Colonies not inspected.   Second brood box added to #7 to provide more room for Queen to lay.   One drone brood (super) frame added [...]

Apiary Records – 22 April 2018

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Weather 20 degrees, sunny and breezy.   First full inspection of the season.  To achieve consistency and understanding of the colonies, each will be allocated to one experienced beekeeper and a number of new beekeepers, [...]

Apiary Records – 18 April 2018

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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 [...]