News Item: Bee Inspector commeth
(Category: Our bees)
Posted by sally
Monday 03 June 2013 - 23:11:02

There is European Foulbrood in the area and the Bee Inspector is working round the nearby apiaries to check out the situation. Our colony on the Hill is only a mile-and-a-half away from the outbreak so we were only too pleased to get a visit from him. Mind you, it had to wait until the weather was favourable but today David met Kevin over at the site and they looked through the one colony there.

All looked to be OK but there was actually no open brood as the colony had clearly swarmed some nine days ago. With two queen cells ready to hatch we will have to leave them to it and see how they fare. That colony is on a brood-and-a-half with six frames of brood in each plus a super filling with honey.


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