Well took my chances today in between the Auckland Rain showers to inspect one of the hives. Today I inspected Honey 1. Honey one had three brood boxes that I have reduced down to two and put in 2 Apistan strips in each brood box. Here’s hoping that these knock back the Varroa mites a […]
Checked Mokoroa again today and it still has around twenty bee’s, but the hive is full of wax moth lava and eggs, the frames have no food as well. So I have removed the frames and will clean up the box later on. Amazed that Bees have lasted this long without a Queen. Its sad […]
Day 1 Got a call today from a local company, they had removed a tree and discovered a Bee Hive inside it. They wanted to pour petrol on it and kill them; hopefully we can find the Queen and remove the colony to a hive box. We have never removed an established wild hive, so […]
Inspection 16 January 2010, Second Level … shows that there are still 4 frames with no honey, however the bees are starting to draw out the comb. I didn’t see any brood on this level so am satisfied no queen here.The girls are capping honey and everything looks very healthy and clean.! The lid when removed […]
Happy New Year everyone, Inspected Goldie today as it was a nice day. Today’s goal was to replace some of the frames that were falling apart in the lower brood. Not a good inspection to be sure, managed to get stung four times during the inspection. So didn’t inspect all the lower brood, had to […]
All preparation is key when conducting an inspection. I brought down a new full-depth hive and frames so as to replace the ones removed from Honey 1.
M – Well its been very stressful but yet the bees remained calm ! G – Yes it was stressful indeed, but we removed the remaining bits of New Zealand Christmas tree from the hive and added some new frames. M got a sting on the hand, so we have decided to buy a full […]