21C partly sunny day.  All colonies National Single Brood unless otherwise stated.

Hive 1 – inspected by CS – National Brood & half, Queen seen, 7 frames BIAS in brood, 8 frames BIAS in 1/2 brood, a 50% increase on last inspection.  Sufficient room, 7 frames  stores.  Additional frame added to 1/2 brood for space. 1/2L syrup added. 1 wax moth larvae.  No varroa board. Temper 10

Hive 2 – inspected by Liz Hawes & CS – initially Brood & 1/2, converted to single brood.  Queen seen, 7 BIAS, a decrease on last inspection.  Sufficient room & stores. 2 supers. Temper 9.  No varroa board.

Hive 3 – inspected by David Parkinson – United with Hive 4 on 15 August, returned to single brood – Queen seen & marked. 6 frames BIAS, 2 frames stores, sufficient room & stores.  2 supers.  Temper 7.  Varroa count 24.

Hive 4A – inspected by David Parkinson & Chris Clark – new Queen seen, QC broken down, 3 frames BIAS, 1/2 frame stores. sufficient room.  Temper 2.

Hive 5 – inspected by Hilary Hayward – new Queen seen, marked white, not yet laying but bees interested in her- queen pheromone smelt –  no brood. 4 frames stores, sufficient room.  Temper 6.

Hive 5A – inspected by Peter Reader, David Parkinson & DB – No evidence of queen but temper reasonable (8) so reinspect in 1 week.

Hive 5B – inspected by Peter Reader, David Parkinson & DB – Queen seen, 5 frames BIAS, static since 1 August, good brood pattern, sufficient room & stores.  Rapid feeder added.  Temper 10.

Hive 5C – inspected by JT – Queen seen, 2.5 frames bees, 50% less than last inspection, 1/2 frame stores, sufficient room & stores.  Fed 2L syrup.  Temper 8.

Hive 6 – inspected by Hilary Hayward & SBA – Queen seen (white), 4 frames brood, a decrease on last inspection, 4 frames stores, sufficient room & stores.  1 super.  Evidence of wax moth & varroa.  Temper 10