Saturday, 26 March 2011


After 2 days I could only find one Varroa from colony 2. It's a good sign or could mean all varroa are in the brood cells breeding!

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Still warm

Removed old Apiguard trays, fondant and checked for evidence of queen, put some syrup on each hive.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Warm wheather

13 degrees, sunny, bees flying. All colonies bringing in pollen, need to do the experiment mentioned in the previous post a little earlier next year. Removed the empty super from under the colonies, cleaned floors (about a cup of dead bees from all), placed monitoring boards in. All colonies seem faily heavy.

Thursday, 17 March 2011


At the apiary all colonies were bringing in pollen at the weekend, mine were not. I've put monitoring boards into 2 of the 4 to see if colony warmth or local flowers determine weather bees fetch pollen.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Checking stores

I weighed colonies today, but forgot and took roofs off. From left to right 21,19, 21,20. Which means with roofs they would weigh more, plenty of stores.