Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Still flying

Still bringing pollen in today

Saturday, 18 September 2010


Compared with last year the Varroa drop is quite low, at most 20 per day. So I have decided not to give a second treatment to any of the colonies.
THe first colony was very low on bees, which does not look good for winter. I will need to give it some insulation in deep winter. I wonder if the Apiguard has made some abscond?
I checked to find only a tiny area of brood, I wonder if the Apiguard has stopped her laying.
THe first and forth had not taken down any more feed so I removed the feeders and gave the syrup to the others.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Apiguard 2

The drop over this week has not been very high so decided the crown board may have been limiting the spread, sealing against the foil sachets. I turned the sachets over which will give colony high exposure. Today there was a high drp from all hives.
On the colonies I did look into there seems a lot of stores close to the brood, don't think I will feed for a while, so far they have had 30Kg between them

Friday, 3 September 2010


I have put a Apiguard sachet on every colony this afternoon, if some of the colonies still have low drop I may not use a second sachet.