8 members of the Society attended this session on a bright if somewhat cool day at the apiary. With one exception, queens were found, and the general strength and well being of the colonies was good. The supers previously put on for clearing were complete and removed and the final three supers with extracted wet frames were shared between 4, 7 and 10.
We have completed the harvesting of the honey, and very soon cleared supers will be removed. More interest from wasps of course. There is however still forage coming in to the hives, but laying by the queens is slowing down, so whilst there was good sealed brood and larvae, eggs were harder to find.
We need to consider varroa control, and then concentrate on strong hives and good stores