Malcolm’s Topical Tips – 2018 Jul 05

“Nectar Flow Quandry” - by Helen and Malcolm

Hi everyone, I am sending you this text that Helen has just sent me. I too don’t know what to do about this matter. You are all going to have to make your own decisions. However just be conscious that there is still a strong nectar flow going on and if we do get some rain it is going to continue.

Just looked at my nuke boxes with new queen. Last week moved frames around to give room for queens to get laying and added a super of drawn frames. Everything is full of nectar.😂 brood box is full of nectar, so where I am, there is still a strong nectar flow, it mad. I really thought as it’s so dry that we would have slowed down. 🍯🍯🍯 I have decided to remove queen excluder so the bees can easily dump nectar in supers and try to avoid clogging the brood boxes with nectar. My queens are off lay now 😠

Helen Hadley and Malcolm Wilkie 5th July 2018

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