17 September 2019

Another sunset feed, with perhaps 250ml of syrup still in the feeder, a possible slow-down in feeding. And even with a stinking cold, I noticed my habit of using packaging materials in the smoker is giving the smoke an unpleasant, acrid smell. If I don't like it, I can't imagine the bees are very keen either. Maybe it's not just paper or cardboard in those materials, so I'm going to try to find a better alternative for next time.

Colony ID
Queen seen?
Queen cells
Framefuls of stores
Frames available for brood
Estimated mites
Temper / docility
Feed given
Treatment given
Supers added
C11.3l 2:116°C ☀