- Jun 9, 2009
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- Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire.
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I inspected my nuc of bees on the 8th July and was happy that there was eggs, larvae, capped brood, marked Queen, honey and pollen. The brood/eggs were covering about 4 frames. They were moved to my apiary on 9th July and swapped into my equipment on 11th July. At this time I put a queen excluder on and a second brood chamber above that hoping they might draw a set of frames out for next year. I inspected them again on the 16th July thinking that I would not be able to check them for a while due to bad weather reports. At todays inspection they have not expanded on to any more frames but the coverage on each frame has increased. There seemed to be more pollen in the stores and the honey is now in an arch above each frame as opposed to being all on 1 frame. I have remove the queen excluder and 2nd brood box as I don't think the extra space was helping them. Oh lastly wasps. I will nip back on with a trap and also reduce the size of hive entrance.