Did a hive inspection with George who lives down on Anastasia Island near Mickler and the south fire station.
We opened it and found hive beetles on toip of the frames...so I see I have some work cut out for me!
The hive had comb drawn out on all of the frames except for just a little on the #1 and #10 frames on the outsides.....so we put a honey super on top (only had a deep).
He thought it was a very productive hive (2 10 frame deeps), so I am encuraged.
Now...I might need some help in controling the beetles....first I am going to put a screen bottom board with a tray trap under the hive....put some cooking oil in the tray to trap them.
Another thought was to place a beetle trap on top of the frames?....what do you think?
I am finding a place to put the video I made to link it here....any ideas on that?...a free place?....lol