Inspection Report - 06/29/2019


This inspection was the first real inspection since the warmer spring weather arrived in Seattle. I decided that inspections before would be limited to reduce disruptions.

COLONY 1 - West Facing

The West Facing colony is small in size but still alive and healthy. They have diminished food reserves and low on honey so emergency feed was added. This is fondant (just like on a cake) and sugar water with nutrients in it. Also, a pollen patty was added. This is a artificial pollen source that will help “kick” the queen into gear and start laying eggs to build the population.

I also removed the tar paper wrapping the hive as we are past the time of the year when that is needed and removing it allows for manipulation of the boxes on subsequent visits.

There was no real inspection at this point as it is still too cold to get into the hive and pull out frames, but this trip lays the groundwork for the next visit.

Recommendation: No special considerations needed. Next visit will be to treat for mites.

Jason Kardong