Paperbark trees really produce a lot of nectar and when they are in flower the bees fill up a super really quickly. I noticed this starting to happen so I went to Lane Cove to put more supers on so the bees can use this for their winter stores and I get the opportunity to rob again.
The hives at Lane Cove are doing ok and I am happy to see the stickies I put onto hive #4 at that location have finally induced them to start putting honey in the top rather than the brood nest. These hives seem to have had a hard time with the heat and the small hive beetle. It's taken them quite a while to get going again and #4 was a late swarm that looked like it would be short over winter, but not now with the paperbarks -- they'll be fine.