20C and cloudy

Hive 3 – inspected by Hilary Hayward- 8 frames bees, capped brood.  Sufficient room & stores  Health OK.  1 Supers.  Temper 4, bees calm.

Hive 4 – inspected by ? – National Double Brood   25 frames bees, 14 frames BIAS, Queen seen.  Sufficient stores, no space.  Health OK.  3 Supers.  Temper 3.  Clearer board added below 2 supers.  On 7 July Supers removed to Hives 3 & 12.  Empty Super added.

Hive 5 – inspected by Neil Mariner- National Double Brood, 15 frames bees, 5 frames eggs & larvae, new Queen seen.  Sufficient room & stores.  Health OK.  3 Supers.  Temper 3.

Hive 6 –  QC hatched, bees fanning.

Hive 7 – 2 frames brood removed to make Nuc 17

Hive 13 – inspected by Hilary Hayward- National Double Brood. 15 frames bees, 5 frames capped brood, 1QC hatched , 7 QC’s dead. Saw 1 Virgin Queen. Sufficient room & stores,  Health OK.  1 Super.  Temper 2. Leave for 2 weeks

Hive 14 – inspected by ?- 1 open QC, Queen not seen, 1 sealed QC, frame marked red.  Sufficient stores

Hive 17 – inspected by Neil Mariner- Nuc made up with 2 frames BIAS from Hive 7 for WG Queen (y).  3 frames bees.  Temper 9