Lack of drawn supers and reluctance of bees to draw foundation in supers is leading to congestion of stores in brood chambers.
Weather cloudy 16C @14:30

Hive#1

Inspected by: Liz H
Brood Chamber (Shallow under Deep under 14×12 Foundation)
Queen (Yellow/2014) seen
Shallow
Added box of foundation under
Deep
No Queen Cells
? frames with brood no eggs
? frames with stores
No room to lay
14×12
No Queen cells
? frames with brood no eggs, chalkbrood. Tested for EFB – negative
? frame with stores
No room to lay
Supers: 2
Top super maybe ready for extraction next week
Temper:8

Hive#2

Inspected by: David H
Brood Chamber:2 (14×12)
Queen (Green/2014-Clipped) seen.
14×12
2 queen cells removed
4 frames of brood
5 frames of stores
1 frame to be drawn plus 1 added (box short of 1 frame. Dummy board used and space packed with 1 deep foundation frame as interim measure).
Shallow Brood Bailey Change
3 frames with brood
5 frames with stores, de-capped to encourage taking up.
Tape blocking original entrance replaced as it had fallen off.
Supers: 3
Added shallow of foundation
Temper:9

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
0 queen cells
3 frames with brood, pollen barrier moved out by 2 frames
2 frames with stores
Room for laying OK needs 2 additional frames
Upper Deep
0 queen cells
4 frames with brood
2 frames with stores
Room for laying OK
Super: 1
Temper:10

Hive#5

Inspected by: Tom B
Brood Chamber (Single Deep)
Queen (Green/2014) not seen
No queen cells
5 frames with brood all stages including eggs.
3 frames with stores
3 frames room
Supers: 2
Added super of foundation
Temper:8

Hive#6

Inspected by: Richard W
Brood Chamber (Shallow over Deep)
Queen (Green/2014) not seen believed swarmed.
Deep
5 unsealed queen cells taken down
4 frames with brood
3 frame with stores
3 empty frames
Shallow
4 sealed queen cells
6 frames with brood
4 frames with stores
2 empty drawn frames, room to lay OK
Supers:2
Top super full, lower super 75% full.
Varroa Drop Count:7/7
Temper:8

Hive#7

Inspected by: John M
Brood Chamber (Double Shallow)
Queen (Green/2014) not seen believed swarmed.
Lower Shallow
1 sealed queen cell left on frame 6
3 frames with sealed brood
? frames with stores
? empty frames
Upper Shallow
3 sealed queen cells. removed
? frames with brood
? frames with stores
? empty drawn frame
Supers: 1
Temper:7

Hive#8

Inspected by: John M
Brood Chamber (Single Deep)
Queen (Green/2014) seen.
Queen cell used to assemble nucleus#15F in nucleus box 4
? frames with brood including eggs 8-? frames used to make up nucleus
? frames with stores4-? frames used to make up nucleus
? frames empty. Room for laying OK
Supers: 2
Temper: 7

Mating Nuclei

#15A
Assembled 3rd May from Hive#3
Emergency queen cells removed 10th May
Due for first check for laying 24th May not checked
#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 first check for laying 13th June
#15E
Assembled 17th May from Hive#6
Due for first check for laying 13th June
#15F
Assembled 24th May from Hive#8
Due for first check for laying 13th June
Actions:
Add 1 frames to 14×12 on Hive#2
Add 2 frames to lower deep on Hive#4

Trustee Visit 2oth May

On arrival found swarm in high branches of dead tree. Returned flowing day with ladder but swarm gone.

Hive#2

Inspected by: Brad D
Brood Chamber:2 (14×12)
Queen (Green/2014-Clipped) seen.
Nucleus set up based on previous deep brood box.
14×12
6 queen cells removed
4 frames of brood
5 frames of stores
1 frame to be drawn (box short of 2 frames. Dummy board used and space packed with 1 deep foundation frame as interim measure).
Shallow Brood Bailey Change
Set up second entrance above shallow and queen excluder. Blocked original entrance
8 frames with brood
Supers: 2
Temper:9