Weather sunny, around 13 degrees. Inspections on hives #2 and #4 only, as these were not inspected on previous Sunday.
Hive #2 – inspected by Graham. Deeps x 2. Queen not seen, some play cups. Brood on 4 frames, stores in 5. No bottom bee space in super, but left on. Stores in top brood box but not in super.
Hive #4 – inspected by Graham. Brood + half. Queen seen. Two queen cells. One QX removed, to give the Queen more space. Queen seen and marked White. Artificial swarm created (Hive 10). Leave for 4 weeks.