Apiary Work & Field Day
was held Saturday, February 4, 2017
...and much was accomplished

Everybody hard at work.  Click photo to view larger versions. Carroll reading a frame.
Special thanks to member, David Mendes was a huge help that day!

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All hives eventually were inspected, balanced, fixed, etc.

Photos by Robert C. Kemper

The Work Day "To-Do" List included:  Inventory all wooden wear in trailer, note how many full hives we have for doing splits, note how many sets (top, 1 deep, a bottom bored and 20 frames) we have. If there is any bad wax in frames cut it out. Scrape all inside of boxes if need be. Trailer- Knock down all cobwebs and sweep out best as possible. Visual inspection of all hive stands.  Make sure no cinderblocks are sinking and that all stand wood is not rotting or nails protruding. Visual inspection of outside of hives. Check for rotting or new entrances that colonies make. Make sure that the bottoms and tops are in good condition. Decide where we can we set up a nuc yard on Richard's property. Preferably away from all other hives. When going into hives. Just check on numbers of bees. Are bees covering the tops of frames when top is pulled off? We need to know if they will be able to do a split.  Do the mite treatment with everyone to teach.

Thanks to all that showed up with buckets of water, and their willingness to help "get 'er done".

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