Hello friends and family
What a busy week! On Monday I did the bees. They are holding their own but not making honey yet – it has been too cold and or windy for them to thrive – except for the lighthouse hills bees that are doing great.
On Tuesday I went to town and caught up with Raewyn and Hugh who are both well and very busy too. Wednesday was my morning at the Top tip shop. I forgot my milk bucket so borrowed Owen’s to bring home the milk to make cheese. I did not get far down the road when it all spilt so I have given up on cheese making this week! Then in the evening, I went to Owen’s and caught a swarm of bees. He now has 3 active hives.
On Thursday Hiltrun and I did the 100 day check on all but a few of the chicks in the colonies. 3 had to come in as underweight, but the rest were magnificent – some over 6 Kg and looking a picture. We saw the first moulting juveniles – also looking fantastic!
We transferred 5 YEP chicks to the soft release pen and today I will release a Little penguin that has completed the moult. This will leave us with 29 penguins in care.
Have a great week