Logbook: Webkiwi-lrc-swarm-2021.03.18

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Wknz

Silver
245
156
Christchurch
Experience
Beginner
Date
Mar 18, 2021
Apiary Identifier
LRC
Time of Day
09:30
Weather Conditions
Still, overcast, warm
Hive Rating
5.00 star(s)
Queen Identified
No
Eggs
Yes
Larvae
Yes
Capped Brood
Solid
Laying Workers
Not Checked
Queen Cells
No
Honey - food stores
Low
Pollen present
Yes
Pests & Disease
  1. Wasps
Population
High
Number of Supers
0
Number of Brood Boxes
2
Temperament
Calm
Has hive swarmed
Yes
Honey Flow
Not Checked
Signs of Robbing
No
Very calm. Queen laying like shes on steroids. Low food. Tons of brood. Removed wets off top and back to two boxes. Left 2 frame feeder in top box. Will top off for a few weeks.

Left them with 6 frames honey, two from next door hive. (Not ideal but seriously low honey levels). Breeding faster than making food. Will also add pollen patties.

Lovely temperament.
Added apivar as prophylactic. Keeps them in sync with other hives.

This was a swarm but would like to breed off this queen. Great layer and calm.
 


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