Post Updated onToday we did an inspection on the Goldie hive, we checked the two supers, the new one that we added last time has been drawn out but not much Nectar. There was no condensation at all today, I suspect that the hole in the lid liner is making a difference, Margaret doesn’t agree but that’s OK. Every Bee keeper has a different opinion of what to do 🙂 The lower one has a bit of capped honey, but not enough to extract the frames. Checked the upper brood and all looks good didn’t check the lower one as the day was ending and the foraging Bees were returning home. Added a new super, one of our kiwimana ones that we built. Hope the girls like it, we made one of the handles look like a Kiwi 🙂 Queen Excluder was full of comb and nectar, which is a real pain isn’t it. Took loads of wax from the hive. Will make some more candles for the winter power cuts that we seem to get around here. No stings today, managed to keep calm…and so did the Bees. See ya…Gary
Gary is the web designer and chief Propeller-head at kiwimana. He enjoys designing products which solve problems and is passionate about saving the Bees and encouraging urban beekeeping. Gary loves to write about issues that affect the Bees and our environment. He is one of the hosts of the kiwimana buzz Beekeeping podcast.