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Hive#1

Inspected by: Liz H
Brood Chamber (Single Deep under 14×12 Foundation)
Queen (Yellow/2014) seen
Deep
No Queen Cells
3 frames with brood no eggs
6 frames with stores
Room to lay.
14×12
No Queen cells
2 frames with brood including eggs
5 frame with stores
4 frames foundation
Supers: 2
Temper:9

Hive#2

Inspected by: David P
Brood Chamber:2 (14×12)+(Deep under Shallow)
Queen (Green/2014-Clipped) seen.
14×12
1 Queen Cells
4 frames of brood, eggs and young larvae
2 frames of stores
2 frames to be drawn (box short of 2 frames. Dummy board used and space packed with 2 deep foundation frames as interim measure).
Queen Excluder
Deep
7 Queen Cells.
4 frames with brood
5 frames with stores
1 drawn and 1 foundation frame.
Shallow
1 Queen Cells.
5 frames with brood
7 frames with stores
Supers: 1
Temper:5

Hive#3

Not inspected – check for new queen laying 31st May

Hive#4

Inspected by: Anne B
Brood Chamber (Double Deep)
Frames aligned ‘warm’ way.
Queen (Green/2014) seen.
Lower Deep
No Queen Cells
8 frames with brood including eggs
3 frames with stores
No room for laying.
Upper Deep
Added from stores, missing 2 frames
Super: 1
Temper:10

Hive#5

Inspected by: Richard W
Brood Chamber (Single Deep)
Queen (Green/2014) seen
No Queen Cells
6 frames with brood all stages including eggs.
3 frames with stores
2 frames room
Supers: 1
Temper:9

Hive#6

Inspected by: Peter R
Brood Chamber (Shallow over Deep)
Queen (Green/2014) seen.
Deep
6 Queen Cells, made up 2 mating nucs, took down rest
5 frames with brood including eggs chalkbrood and sacbrood, added further 4 frames to mating nucs.
1 frame with stores, added further 2 frames to mating nucs.
5 empty frames
Shallow
No Queen Cells
6 frames with brood including eggs
3 frames with stores
2 empty drawn frames, room to lay OK
Supers:2
Top super full
Varroa Drop Count:30/7
Temper:10

Hive#7

Inspected by: Graham R
Brood Chamber (Double Shallow)
Queen (Green/2014) not seen.
Lower Shallow
1 Queen Cell removed
5 frames with brood and eggs
4 frames with stores
2 empty drawn frames
Upper Shallow
6 Queen Cells. 3 removed 3 left
6 frames with brood
4 frames with stores
1 empty drawn frame
Supers: 1
1 frame removed as cramped
Temper:10

Hive#8

Inspected by: Graham R
Brood Chamber (Single Deep)
Queen (Green/2014) seen.
Queen Cells removed
8 frames with brood including eggs.
4 frames with stores
Room for laying OK
Supers: 2
Frames arranged to allow drawing
Temper: 10

Mating Nuclei

#15A
Assembled 3rd May from Hive#3
Emergency queen cells removed 10th May
Due for first check for laying 24th May
#15B
Assembled 10th May from Hive#3
Due for first check for laying 31st May
#15C
Assembled 10th May from Hive #3
Due for first check for laying 31st May
#15D
Assembled 17th May from Hive#6
Due for Emergency Queen Cell check 24th May
#15E
Assembled 17th May from Hive#6
Due for Emergency Queen Cell check 24th May
Actions:
Add 2 frames to 14×12 on Hive#2
Put Deep and Shallow brood boxes under Bailey floor configuration on Hive#2
Add 2 frames to upper deep on Hive#4
Put Drone culling frame in Hive#6
Check Nuc#15A for laying
Check Nucs#15D/E for Emergency Queen Cells

Trustee Visit 13th May

Richard kindly cut the grass.