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Another Update from Dave.
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Just to say well done to the team yesterday and I don’t mean our national football team, England, I’m talking about our Bee Team and the national hive! We managed to install a further two supers, which included one for our gracious queen to lay more brood and one for honey storage. So we now have four supers and a brood chamber (If it carries on at this rate we may have to alert the Civil Aviation Authority).
 
As we mentioned on the last update the hive was starting to get a bit congested so we were concerned with regards a potential swarm. We hope providing more space will help avert this. We also noted yesterday that there were quite a few queen cells, so these were removed too, again this is a sign of possible swarming.
 
The task in hand was quite arduous as we had to remove all the existing supers and also check all the existing frames including the brood box, on both sides for the queen cells. The supers were quite heavy as each had drawn comb with capped and uncapped honey. Kathy and Tina, I have to say we’re a well organised team. especially as we put everything back together at the end of the inspection. I would also like to thank Kathy for getting the new supers complete with frames and foundation, delivered in double quick time...she’s on the ball is that one😀
 
All in all we were feeling pretty pleased with how things went, especially as we went into extra time ( it was 6pm when we finished) and hopefully everything will settle down now, obviously we will be playing ...oops I mean inspecting again next week to see if it has.
 
Oh and I mustn’t forget,  a big thanks to our fans Pam and Christine who gave us a warm reception when we left the field!!
 
....the honey’s combing home!!
 

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