This Wednesday afternoon inspection had 13/16C and intermittent cloud.
Hive 2 – inspected by Hilary Hayward – National Single Brood, 5 frames bees, 3 frames capped brood, no evident queen (queen removed 24 April to form Nuc 8), test frame of eggs added. Sufficient room & stores. DWV seen, indicative of high varroa. Temper 1
Hive 7 – inspected by Tom Blackburn – National Double Brood, 2 empty supers, 7 frames bees, 3.5 frames BIAS new Queen laying ( queen removed 27 April to Nuc 9) good pattern. Sufficient room & stores. Health OK. Temper 3.
Hive 8 – inspected by Peter Reader – (Dedicated Observation Hive) National Single Brood, Queen seen, 7 frames bees, 6 frames BIAS, Sufficient room & stores. Health OK. Temper 4.
Hive 9 – inspected by Neil Mariner – National Nuc moved to National Single Brood, 4 frames bees, 3 frames BIAS, sufficient room. Feeding. Health OK, Temper 5.
Hive 10 – inspected by Neil Mariner – National Nuc moved to National Single Brood, 5 frames bees, 4 frames BIAS, sufficient room & stores. Health OK, temper 4.