Seventeen members attended the Apiary.  Initially cloudy, 20C.

Hive 1 – David Parkinson/Dean Gregory – WBC Double Brood reduced to single.  1QC left on 7/7, further 13 QC’s.  Decision to reduce to single brood & create 2 nucs (1D & 1E).  2 QC’s left with 6 brood & 4 stores. Temper 9.

Hive 1B – David Parkinson/Dean Gregory – National 14X12, 6 brood, 4 stores, space, feeder removed.  Chalk brood increased.

Hive 1C – David Parkinson/Dean Gregory – National Nuc, Queen emerged, additional QC donated to Mel Espin.

Hive 1D – David Parkinson/Dean Gregory –  National nuc created with 2 capped QC’s 1brood frame 1 stores.

Hive 1E – David Parkinson/Dean Gregory – National nuc created with 2 capped QC’s 1brood frame 2 stores.

Hive 2 – Not inspected, queen pupating.

Hive 3 – Peter Reader – Queen recently emerged, remaining QC destroyed. 8 brood, sufficient stores & room. 2 supers.Temper 8.  Not for inspection until 4th August.

Hive 4 – Phil/Brian Herbert/Andy & Janette – National Deep.  Brood not inspected, boxes split & base of frames checked for QC’s.  5 supers of which 2 placed above clearer board for removal Tuesday am. Temper 7.  38lbs honey extracted.

Hive 5 – Richard Williams/Simon App – National Double Brood, Dt 3brood, 5 stores, Db 7 brood. no eggs, sufficient stores & space.  3 supers all BIAS.  Rationalised to 1 super BIAS.  Queen replaced below QE.  Queen long & thin so may be passing through QE.  Temper 9.

Hive 96 – Chris Clark/Rowan Roberts/Ali – National Deep, 9 BIAS, an increase of 1 in 1 week so increased to Double brood, moving 1 frame brood up.  6 stores in super.  Queen seen.  Temper 9

Hive 98 – Chris Clark/ Rowan Roberts/ Ali – National Deep, 9 BIAS an increase of 1 in 1 week so increased to Double brood, moving 1 frame brood up.  ^ stores in super,   Sufficient room.

Green ‘Gareth’ Hive – Chris Clark – National 14×12, 5 BIAS, no stores, Queen seen, 1 super.  Feeder replenished.

Paul & Rachel Hive – Paul/Rachel/Peter Reader – National Deep , 5BIAS, sufficient new stores & pollen, 1 super.  Temper 10 .

Horton Hive – Phil/Brian Herbert/Andy & Janette – National Deep with queen on 1brood & 1 stores in nuc above.  Many emergency QC’s added to the 1 left on 7/7.  3 left, rest removed.  1 super.  Feeder removed.  Temper 7.  Check 4 Aug.