I gave the bees the last of the Apifonda paste that I purchased earlier this year. Most of the bees have taken it, except for my C hive which still has a couple of little lumps of it.
I have also treated them with Bee Vital Hive Clean for the second time, I have one more treatment to do, they should be pretty much Varroa free after that.
I am also going to feed them with what they call inverted sirup, sirup specially made for bees, I have found a seller reasonably close to us, so we went there and bought 50l of this sirup made by Apivital. This is the first time that I am going to use inverted sirup so we shall see, but when I used the paste I did not have any problems with robbing, fingers crossed it is the same with this.
The couple from whom I bought the Apivital, keep bees as well, they have 200 hives, when I asked him how his bees are doing this year, he told me that he is not going to get any honey from them this year,he had to buy in honey for the shop, I have bought a jar of honey from them as well. So this year has not been that great for them, it looked promissing prior to the middle of July and then things changed dramatically.
For now I have one weak hive, I am going to feed them with Apivital slowly and I still have some Bee Strong from Bee Vital which I am going to give to them, I need to boost them up, the rest will get Apivital about 15kg each. The only hive with a little bit of honey is Hive A, they are doing to best, but I am not going to take anything from them. I want them to get strong.