Calm, overcast 20C.  All colonies National Single Brood unless otherwise stated.

Hive 1 – inspected by Brian Herbert – National Brood & Half, Queen seen 6 frames BIAS in Brood, a reduction of 2 on last inspection, 3 frames BIAS in Half, a reduction of 4 on last inspection.  Sufficient room & stores.  Temper 6.

Hive 2 – inspected by Hilary Hayward & TK – Queen seen, 7 frames BIAS, sufficient room & stores.  temper 9.

Hive 3 – inspected by David Parkinson – Double brood after uniting 14 days earlier, reduced to single brood. 4.5 frames brood, a reduction of 1.5 on last inspection, sufficient room, 1 frame stores.  2 supers rearranged to concentrate stores in lower super.  Temper 7.

Hive 4A – inspected by Anne-Chantal Ballard & SA – 4 frames BIAS, an increase of 1 on last inspection, sufficient room, 0.5 frame stores.  Requires rapid feeder 2:1.  Temper 10, very calm, keep as Nuc. over winter. Evidence of varroa.

Hive 5 – inspected by Richard Williams – 2 frames eggs & young larvae, an increase of 2 on last inspection, sufficient space, 4 frames stores.  1 super.  Requires rapid feeder 2:1.  Temper 10.

Hive 5A – inspected by Peter Reader – No evidence of queen present.  Combine with Hive 5B.

Hive 5B – inspected by Peter Reader – Queen seen, 6 frames BIAS, an increase of 1 on previous inspection having been fed, 1 frame room, sufficient stores.  5A combined through newspaper.  Temper 10.

Hive 5C – inspected by Richard Williams – 4 frames BIAS, an increase of 1.5 on last inspection 6 frames foundation, no laying space, 1 frame stores, no super.  Requires rapid feeder 2:1.  Temper 10.

Hive 6 – inspected by Anne-Chantal Ballard & SA – Queen seen, 4 frames BIAS, sufficient room, 4 frames stores.  1 super.  Requires rapid feeder 2:1.  Temper 10.  Evidence of varroa.