Sunday, September 27, 2009

DHS Sept 13 inspection

John and I did a inspection and had some visors. Bruce from the DHS garden committee, a Girl and her tractor (she graded the DHS garden lot) and two of John's co-workers come out to see the bees. The bottom deep is full of a nice brood pattern, the second box a medium is mostly brood with some stores in the outer frames and the top box is full but still need to be 50% capped. The top box also had some brood in it and they were light on pollen for that much brood I thought.

Today I put on a medium with 5 frames mostly filled with pollen and 5 frames of drawn out empty comb. I'm feeding at least twice a week and hope to have them fill out the top box to have adequate winter stores.