Good turnout with 22 attendees.
Weather on the chilly side but fine between periods of cloud cover 12C @14:30.
All 8 hives were inspected. General continuation of spring build-up.
All but two of the queens were seen.
Initial Varroa Drop Counts all low (<3 per day)
Brood increasing in all but 2 hives (#4 & #5).

Hive#1

Inspected by: Liz H
Audience level: Beginners
Brood Chamber (Single Deep + Shallow)
Queen (Yellow/2014) seen
Deep.
No Queen Cells
9 frames with brood
3 frames with stores
Room none
Shallow
Redeployed super as brood box
11 frames have stores
Varroa Drop Count: 0/7
Temper:9

KHive#2

Inspected by: DaveP
Audience level: Beginners
Brood Chamber (Single Deep)
Queen (Green/2014) not seen.
No Queen Cells
9 frames with brood
3 frames with stores
0 empty drawn frames but room to lay.
Supers: 2
Additional super added
Varroa Drop Count:16/7
Temper:?

Hive#3

Potential Queen Rearing hive.
Inspected by: Richard W
Audience level: Beginners
Brood Chamber (Double Deep)
Queen (Green/2014) seen and clipped.
Lower Deep
No Queen Cells
9 frames with brood in all stages with eggs, donated frame to Hive#4
2 frames with stores
1 empty drawn frame.
Upper Deep
Box of foundation frames last week all drawn.
Box replaced as no runners.
2 frames with brood, moved from lower deep.
0 frames with stores
10 frames room
Supers: 1
10 frames with uncapped stores
Varroa Drop Count:0/7
Temper:10

Hive#4

Inspected by: Anne B
Audience level: Beginners
Brood Chamber (Shallow under Deep)
Frames aligned ‘warm’ way.
Queen (Green/2014) seen.
Shallow
No Queen Cells
0 frames with brood
4 frames with stores
8 empty frames
Deep
No Queen Cells
3 frames with brood, added 1 frame sealed brood from hive #3. Generally low on bees.
7 frames with stores
Room for laying OK.
Varroa Drop Count:5/7
Temper:10

KHive#5

Inspected by: Brad D
Audience level: Novice
Brood Chamber (Single Deep)
Queen (Green/2014) seen
No Queen Cells
3 frames with brood all stages  good number of eggs, some chalk brood, all larvae segmented, pearly white and curled.
3 frames with stores
Room OK
Supers: 1
Varroa Drop Count:6/7
Temper:9

Hive#6

Inspected by: Tom B
Audience level: Basic Assesment
Brood Chamber (Shallow over Deep)
Queen (Green/2014) seen.
Deep
No Queen Cells
8 frames with brood, small amount of sacbrood
2 frames with stores
1 empty drawn frame
Shallow
No Queen Cells
2 frames with brood and eggs some pepper potting
8 frames with stores
1 empty drawn frame, room to lay OK
Supers:2
2 supers of drawn comb added
Varroa Drop Count:26/7
Temper:8

Hive#7

Inspected by: Peter R
Audience level: Beginner
Brood Chamber (Double Shallow)
Queen (Green/2014) not seen.
Lower Shallow
No Queen Cells
4 frames with brood and eggs
2 frame with stores feeder empty and removed
Room OK
Lots of adult drones
Upper Shallow
No Queen Cells
6 frames with brood
3 frames with stores
Room OK
Varroa Drop Count:1/7
Temper:8

KHive#8

Inspected by: Peter N
Audience level: Beginner
Brood Chamber (Single Deep)
Queen (Green/2014) seen.
No Queen Cells
6 frames with brood, no eggs seen.
2 frames with stores
4 empty drawn frames
Supers: 1
Varroa Drop Count:8/7
Temper: 9
– Brad Davis, Fred Whetnall, Richard Williams