05 November 2017

Haven’t posted for a while – but that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been much going on. Have treated for varroa and had what seemed to me to be a large amount of dead mites. Having said that, it wasn’t as much of some others in our group. Over the winter I’ll need to keep checking and I’m told I may need to treat again early in the new year.

Have also been feeding like mad to make sure my girls have plenty of food over the winter. Having sort of put them to bed for the winter we will be checking on them once a month. Last time I looked (3 weeks ago) they were busy coming back with plenty of bright yellow pollen. Treating that as a good sign as pollen is used to feed brood, right?

Next check on the hive is scheduled for next weekend.

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