14th day since walk-away split. Both hives have capped brood. Neither has uncapped brood or eggs. Split target hive has recently opened queen cell.
First inspection of the year at the Lake Becky huppiary. One hive left alive last fall has overwintered and is building up. Split that colony to second hive. Third hive cleaned up and re-sited – awaiting bees.
Preserving a narrative of the swarms from Hive 2 at Yahweh Yireh apiary – June 14 & 15, 2018.
Did a quick inspection of Hive 3. They aren’t building up very quickly, but they have plenty of stores and are bringing in a lot. Transplanted a 10-frame split from a friend’s hive into one of the newly re-worked horizontals.
The loss of two out of three of our colonies this winter afforded us the opportunity to make some improvements to our horizontal Langstroth hives that will hopefully resolve some of the issues we’ve had with them.
Some encouragement as our last remaining colony seems to be building up slowly.
Remaining colony still alive. Finished refurbishing two hives. Swapped out Hive 3 box with refurbished box. Began refurbishing Hive 3 box.
Single remaining active hive building up slowly. Two hives taken offline for refurbishment.
Summary of town meeting on pesticide regulation in South Carolina held at Oakwood/Windsor Elementary School – Feb 27, 2018. Representatives from Clemson University Extension Service and Department of Pesticide Regulation made presentations about pesticide management regulations, enforcement, and training in the state of South Carolina
A disappointing day. Went in expecting to have to add frames to all three hives. Found very few bees in any of them. Found uncapped brood in only one of them. Shrank the other two hives down considerably. Left the one with uncapped brood as it was.