Wednesday, 11 September 2013
Extraction and Check 11/9
At this stage its still got a lot of wax scrapings in it but we'll sieve that later this week. We then leave it to settle for a couple of days to allow the tiny air bubbles to rise to the top. It doesn't spoil the honey but makes it cloudy and not so visually appealing. I hope to bottle at the weekend so Ill update on Monday how many jars we get.
I did the check today on my own but there wasn't much to do and as it was a tad cool I just renewed the Apiguard varroa treatment, topped up the syrup and more importantly gave the extracted frames back to the bees to lick and repair. It caused a bit of a frenzy as the bees all wanted to pile into the hive. The varroa treatment on the old hive certainly picked up this week with an even more astonishing drop than last week. No sign of the hornet this week, lets hope its been picked off by a (very brave) bird