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02-04-17 | ARCHIVES |
Apiary Work & Field Day
was held Saturday, February 4, 2017
...and much was accomplished
Everybody hard at work. Click photo to view larger
Carroll reading a frame.
Special thanks to member, David Mendes was a huge help that
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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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