Wednesday, 29 August 2012

End of August, 2012

Very poor year, cold and wet, LOngsdon Apiary has produced no Honey, I have taken 55lb. All colonies will get some syrup when they have finished drying the supers. Sold 4 nucs this year, Pete S, Stephan K, Steve F, Alyson F.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012


I gave all five a little weak syrup to stimulate.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

April 2012

The weather has turned wet for the last fortnight, checked their stores on Monday. Given colonies 3 and 4 around 1kg suger, with water. The others still had stores.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

March 2012

Some hot weather, 17 degrees today. All hive have stores. Need to reduce number 5 onto 1 brood, remove rubbish comb.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Happy New Year

12.5 degrees today, all but one of the main colonies were out flying. I checked the floor for dead bees in number 2, not sure there was enough to block the entrance but still there was quite a few, cleared floor.
The small nuc I have had a lot of bees around the entrance. So I moved it's frames to another nuc box. There was a lot of dead bees in the box. It does not have a lot of bees now but it is alive.