Apiary Log 2019

Tuesday, 5.14.19 

  • Time: 4pm
  • Temp: 58º
  • Humidity: 73.6%
  • Pressure: 28.07
  • Environment: Wet and drizzly

Bloom on the farm:  lilac & autumn olive

NOTES:

Hive #1  Total bars: 12

This hive is still very active.  I added 1:1 sugar water but did not do an inspection.    I added 1 bar to the back.

Hive #2 Total bars: 6

I was worried because I didn’t see any bee’s coming up to this hive, but when I opened the back they were there.  Left 1:1 sugar water, but again didn’t inspect because of the weather.

 

Tuesday, 5.7.19 

  • Time: 6pm
  • Temp: 82º
  • Humidity: 64.6%
  • Pressure: 28.72
  • Total bars: #1/11  #2/8
  • Environment: Sunny and warm, Pretty day

Bloom on the farm:  lilac, oak, sycamore & autumn olive

NOTES:

Hive #1

Very busy hive.  1:1 Sugar water added.   I saw pollen coming into the hive.  These girls are very busy!  I eventually used smoke to enter into this hive.  I saw 3 new bars of comb, and 3 bars of nectar/sugar water.  I saw egg and larva but no queen.

Hive #2

This hive is about 2/3 smaller than hive #1.  No new comb started, 1:1 sugar water was gone so added 1 quart.   Very docile and not threatened by my presence.  I didn’t use any smoke.  I added one new bar at the front of the hive.  I saw egg and larva but no queen.


Wednesday, 5.1.19 

  • Time: 4pm
  • Temp: 85º
  • Humidity: 55.1%
  • Pressure: 28.09
  • Total bars: 6
  • Environment: Sunny and warm, Pretty day

Bloom on the farm:  lilac, oak, sycamore & autumn olive

NOTES:

Hive #1

Very busy hive.  The queen was out of the queen cage, and new comb was stared on one bar.  The 1:1 Sugar water was empty, so I refilled it.  I saw a little bit of pollen coming into the hive.  These girls are very busy!  I was not meet by any guards and they were very docile towards me.  I started to use a turkey feather to guide bees out of the way went replacing the bar, and they were very non-threatened by it and did everything I asked them to do.   I only pulled the bar with the queen cage on it, but I added 1 bar at this time.

Hive #2

Not as busy as hive #1, but also bringing in pollen.  no new comb started, and only 1/3 of the 1:1 sugar water was gone.  I filled it up.  Again, very docile and not threatened by my presence.  I pulled the bar with the queen cage, and The Queen was released in this hive as well.  I added a bar to this hive too.


Saturday, 4.27.19. Hived Day

  • Time: 2pm
  • Temp: 56º
  • Humidity: 52%
  • Pressure: 28.49 ↓
  • Total bars: 5
  • Environment: Sunny, Pretty day

Bloom on the farm:  lilac, oak, sycamore & autumn olive

NOTES:

Added 1:1 sugar water to each hive and closed 2 of 3 entrance holes leaving the middle open

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