This hive was causing problems this summer and I combined a nuc with the weak colony in the WBC. cheap fjallraven kanken After 4 weeks this colony has grown into the brood box and is looking good. It is looking strong and healthy enough to go into the autumn with a good chance of lasting the winter.
The daffodils have opened and the chill has gone from the so it is no surprise to see our landing boards full of bees laden with pollen hurrying into the hive to get that valuable protein back to the newborns.
Dropped into the Wallignton site to give the hives more room for honey.
I had made up three brood boxes with foundation which I gave to the two Nationals and one of the WBCs. The other WBC has two supers and the top one was still empty so left it as it was.
This means that
National #1 has a brood, 97 QE, Super, Brood, roshe run Super
National #2 has a brood, QE, Big Super, Brood
WBC #1 Brood, Super, QE, Backpack Super, Super
WBC #2 Brood, QE, Super, Brood
Took away one WBC super full of honey. Baratas Harvested the lot this afternoon – a healthy 12 kilos of 11 frames.