Monday, September 14, 2015

Hive Check

Hive 2, it will always be #2, has flourished in the absence of the old hive.
Layer 2 - medium. About half brood, and half honey.
Layer 1 - deep. Some brood, some pollen and honey, but only top 2/3 rds of each frame has comb.

I switched layer 1 and 2, so now the medium is on the bottom and the deep is above this. To try and encourage the comb to be expanded down in the deep.

I added an empty medium over the top of the queen excluder. And I will feed them up over the next 6 to 8 weeks to prep them for winter stores.