The Lizards in their hive
1.30 pm T 23 C. Decided to name hives Buckfast (1st colony) Lizard (2nd colony). Weighed Lizard hive (L) 21 kgs (R) 21 kgs. Very pleased as quite a lot heavier than Buckfast were at this stage. Looked in hive, both ends and found they were building on the new bars. So they now have 10 bars with comb on. Will put another bar in soon. Bees very busy bringing in nectar and pollen. Fitted varroa floor for a 7 day count, depending on weather conditions. Have a very different character to Buckfast hive and are thinner. More Italian in them we think.
Sprayed Homeopathy (8) in Buckfast hive . Building some cross comb, but only extends across 2 bars and is stores, not brood. Weighed (L) 35 kgs (R) 31 kgs, still growing. Put in another bar. A lot of drones around, but no signs of swarming.