Weather 24 degrees and sunny. Brief mid-week inspection following two weeks of bad weather. First full inspection to be undertaken on Sunday 22 April.
Hive # 1 – 14 x 12 Deep. Queen seen, marked yellow (2017). Brood on 6 frames. Sufficient stores. QX and Super added.
Hive # 2 – Double brood. Queen seen, marked yellow (2017). Brood on 6 frames. Sufficient stores. Queen placed in bottom Deep. Consider as possible colony for Queen Rearing.
Hive #3 – Deep + half. Brood on 4 frames in Deep. Moved 2 feet to new position as very close to Hive #2. Queen seen, blue (2016). high drone brood. QX and crown board added. Super placed above crown board.
Hive # 4 – Double brood. Brood on 10 frames, 5 in bottom deep and 5 in top deep. Consider as possible colony for Queen Rearing.
Hive #5 – Single deep. Queen not seen (white, 2016). 2 charged queen cells removed. QX on.
Hive #6 – Single deep and super above eke. Brood on 4 frames. QX added. Keep feeding with 1:1 syrup.
Hive # 7 – Single deep and two supers. Queen seen.
Hive # 8 – Double brood. Queen seen marked yellow (2017). Sufficient stores & room.