Monday, 26 June 2017

1) Bird Bath 2) Count varroa

Remember the bees need water.  I have noticed how they ignore the dish with moss that I put in the apiary!  They choose the woodchip garden paths or the hanging baskets - but favourite is the bird bath.
2 now, but wait till the "buzz" gets around!

2)Time to count the varroa drop preparatory to treatment with icing sugar. White paper on tray
shows those horrid shiney red bodies well.  But
if you leave in place too long the slugs move in!

Too long - 15 days
7 days - easier to count
 BBKA News July 2017 has very useful advice on varroa treatments.

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