Cloudy 16C

Hive 3 – A Miller frame for QC rearing was added on 31 May and 6 cells were being drawn on 4 June.  At today’s inspection all had been torn down.  A frame from Hive 11 with QC’s was added.

Hive 7 – inspected by Neil Mariner – National Single Brood, 2 Supers, May-raised Queen.  10 frames bees, 7 frames BIAS, sufficient room and stores.  Strong, healthy calm colony.  Temper 3.

Hive 8, designated Observation Hive – inspected by Neil Mariner – National Single Brood.  8 frames bees, 5 frames BIAS, Queen (from Hive 2) & QC’s seen.  QC’s knocked down, Queen clipped, foundation added to give bees work.  Sufficient room and stores.  Super added. Health good, temper 4.

Hive 9 – inspected by Neil Mariner – National Single Brood, 5 frames bees, 3 frames BIAS, Queen (from Hive 7) seen.  Sufficient room & stores.  Health OK, temper 3.  Feeder replenished.

Hive 10 – inspected by Neil Mariner – national Single Brood, 6 frames bees, 4 frames BIAS, Queen (from Hive 3) seen.  Sufficient room & stores, health OK temper 4.

Hive 11 – National Single Brood, 1 Super.  A Nuc from Hive 6 on 4 June, swarmed.  Frame with multiple QC’s donated to Hive 3, 1 QC donated to Hive 2.  1 QC left.  6 frames bees, 4 frames brood, no eggs.  Sufficient room & stores, health ok, temper 3

Hive 12 – Nuc from?, BIAS