The meeting followed the second round of Basic Assessments involving hives #4 and #5 on Wednesday 10th. Hive #2 was not inspected as it has a new queen developing.
Weather fair, 18C at 14:30.

Hive#1

Inspected by: Liz H
Brood Chamber (14×12):
Queen (Yellow/2014-Clipped) seen and removed to nucleus #15/H (Cardboard 3) with two shallow stores frames and nurse bees from a 14×12 frame positioned on top of hive#1.
1 sealed queen cell appeared to be emerging
? frames with brood some drone brood removed contained varroa
5 frames with stores
? partially drawn frames
Supers: 2
Empty
Temper:9

Hive#2

Not inspected, awaiting emergence and laying of new queen

Hive#3

Inspected by: Richard W
Brood Chamber (Deep):
queen not seen.
4 queen cells on test frame, 3 removed. Leave for 3 weeks
1 frame of brood (test frame last week)
? frames with stores
6 frames empty
Supers: 0
2 empty supers plus cleaned super removed.
Temper: 10

Hive#4

Inspected by: Anne B
Brood Chamber (Double Deep):
Frames aligned ‘warm’ way.
Queen (Green/2014) seen.
Lower Deep
0 queen cells
5 frames with brood including eggs
2 frames with stores
? frames empty
Upper Deep
0 queen cells
6 frames with brood including eggs
1 frame with stores
? frames empty
Super: 1
almost empty
Temper:8

Hive#5

Inspected by: David P
Brood Chamber (Single Deep)
Queen (Green/2014-Clipped) seen and remarked
8 queen cells removed
7 frames with brood all stages including eggs.
4 frames with stores
room for laying OK
Supers: 2
Temper:8

Hive#6

Inspected by: Liz H
Brood Chamber (Shallow over Deep):
no indication of queen presence seen, test frame added
Deep
2 extended sealed queen cells removed contained putrified remains.
0 frames with brood, test frame added
1 frame with stores
? room
Shallow
0 queen cells
0 frames with brood
5 frames with stores
? room
Supers: 2
Temper:9
Varroa board removed

Hive#7

Inspected by: Richard W
Brood Chamber (Double Shallow):
Queen (2015) not seen.
Inspection aborted as very aggressive. Brood and eggs seen.
Temper:4

Hive#8

Inspected by: Anne B
Brood Chamber (Single Deep)
Queen (Green/2014) not seen
2 open queen cells
3 frames with brood no eggs or larvae
1 frames with store
room for laying OK
Supers: 2
Temper: 9

Hive#9

Warre Hive
Assembled by: Liz H/Brad D
Queen (Green/2014) seen
Box 1
Filled with bees and comb from shallow frames taken from Hive#2 last week attached to top bars with masking tape.
6 frames brood including eggs
2 frames stores
Box 2
Top bars only
Temper: 10

Mating Nuclei

#15A
Inspected by: Richard W
Assembled 3rd May from Hive#3 (Primary rearing) housed in Wooden nucleus
Larvae and eggs some chalkbrood no sign of queen
#15B
Inspected by: Richard W
Assembled 10th May from Hive#3 (Primary rearing) housed in Wooden nucleus
2 frames brood including eggs
Queen seen and marked green
#15C
Inspected by: Richard W
Assembled 10th May from Hive #3 (Primary rearing) housed in Polystyrene nucleus
Absconded last week
#15D
Inspected by: Richard W
Assembled 17th May from Hive#6 housed in Cardboard nucleus #1
Very few eggs (2), few larvae chalkbrood
Queen not seen
Very damp
#15E
Inspected by: Richard W
Assembled 17th May from Hive#6 housed in Cardboard nucleus #2
No brood or eggs, stores OK
#15F
Inspected by: David P
Assembled 20th May from Hive#2 (Secondary rearing) housed in Deep box
No brood or eggs
#15G
Inspected by: Richard W
Assembled 24th May from Hive#8 housed in Cardboard nucleus #4
No brood or eggs
Very wet