Friday, 25 April 2014

First solo hive inspection.

So, two weeks ago I carried out my first solo hive inspection. Well almost...why do I say almost?? Well John who also attended the course I went on last year came too but not to inspect the bees but to photograph them as I did the inspection so although he was present at the time he was busy behind a camera whilst I was inside the hives having a look.



I have to admit that I was a little nervous about carrying out this first solo inspection so was relieved when it went smoothly. I didn't see any of the queens on this day but I know they were all there as there was evidence of eggs and larvae in all the hives and the bees were nice and relaxes.

I would also like to thank John Perring at this point for the wonderful photos that he sent me from that day which I have been able to share with you.

Hope you enjoyed looking through the hives with me.

Now I just have to hope the rest of the inspections go as smoothly as this one!!
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14 comments:

  1. Those photos are brilliant and well done you!

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  2. Well done, you'll be a pro in no time. The photos are fabulous.

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    1. Shame I can't take credit for the pictures...lol

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  3. How exciting, that looks really good and brilliant photos

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    1. It went well for a first time...no doubt they won't all be so easy.

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  4. Very interesting! It must have been a great feeling to do the inspection and see good results. Super photos and presentation!

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    1. It was nice Linda...now is the time when you worry about the hive dying out or the queen not being productive so seeing so many bees, eggs and larvae awas certainly a relief!!

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  5. Dear Tanya, That is fascinating!! It is amazing as well. Congratulations on all going smoothly and everything being in good order. Blessings dear. Catherine

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    1. Thanks catherine..glad you enjoyed ...there is more to come!!

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  6. The whole idea of this is so cool! I kept thinking how scary it would be getting so close until I saw the protective suit.

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    1. Some people do freak when they get near the hives from just the buzzing Ratty but you are prett safe if you are suited up proerly. I do know of people who go in with less or no kit....I'm not sure i'll ever do that though!!

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