Well we had a pretty tough day today as we had my grandfather’s funeral. I got home and was wondering around the garden and saw some suspicious sighs on the outside of my carbonara hive. I decided to put on my new oz armour mesh suit and have a look to see if I had lost the hive to grubs or what was going on. Upon opening the hive I was shocked to see it solid with brood but it was the wrong pattern of brood. About 8 months ago there was a swarm fight and it seems it has been taken over with what appears to be hockinsi. Ended up splitting them as a part chunk of brood had come away with the lid.
I then checked another hive that was split last year and tbey are very strong and will be ready to split in a month or so. So i willl put an empty box in front of them and make them go through it which will make them start filling it with stores ready for a split.
Anyway I know JeffH will enjoy this post.