weather very warm and sunny – 28 degrees.
Hive #1 – inspected by Richard. Queen not seen. No Queen cells. 4 frames of brood in all stages. Need to mark Queen when found. 2 supers nearly ready for extraction. Varroa = 2.
Hive #2 – for Wednesday inspection.
Hive #3 – not inspected as waiting for queen to emerge. Varroa = 5.
Hive #4 – inspected by Liz & Rowan. Queen seen. 4 frames of brood. Moved frame of drawn comb inside brood cluster to encourage laying to edge of brood box. Only 9 frames. Varroa = 0.
Hive #5 – not inspected as waiting for queen to emerge.
Hive #6 – for Wednesday inspection.
Hive #7 – inspected by David P. Queen had been destroyed the previous week, as aggressive colony. 2 queen cells seen. Leave for a further 3 weeks.
Hive # 8 – inspected by David P. Second attempt at queen grafting unsuccessful. Moved all frames to bottom brood box. Queen found and marke