Weather sunny and windy 14C @14:30.
All 8 hives were inspected. 1 x 3-frame mating nucleus created with sealed queen cell.
Queen cells in 3 hives no swarms.
Queens were seen in 4 hives including a new queen in Hive#3.

Hive#1

Inspected by: Liz HApiary 150503 Hive1
Audience level: Beginner
Brood Chamber (Single Deep under 14×12 Foundation)
Queen (Yellow/2014) seen
Deep
No Queen Cells
9 frames with brood
3 frames with stores
Room ok
14×12
10 foundation frames
1 frame drawn
Supers: 2
Added shallow box
Varroa Drop Count: Not done – chalkbrood debris
Temper:9

Hive#2

Inspected by: Tom BApiary 150503 Hive2
Audience level: Novice
Brood Chamber (Deep under Shallow under 14×12 Foundation)
Queen (Green/2014-Clipped) not seen.
Deep
10 Unsealed Queen Cells removed, 1 left.
8 frames with brood  few 3 day old eggs and very little unsealed brood plus 1 frame of sealed brood and bees donated to Hive#5
2 frames with stores
1 foundation frame but room to lay.
Shallow
2 frames with brood.
4 frames with stores
14×12
Foundation frames being drawn – 50% each side
Supers: 1
Varroa Drop Count:Blown away by wind!
Temper:9

Hive#3

Inspected by: Brad DApiary 150303 Hive3
Audience level: Beginner
Brood Chamber (Double Deep)
New queen marked Blue (very small being courted by workers).
Lower Deep
2 Sealed Queen Cells removed
8 frames with brood in all stages no eggs, plus donated frame and nurse bees to Hive#5
1 frames with stores
1 empty drawn frame plus 2 foundation frames
Upper Deep
2 Sealed Queen cells removed, plus 1 to mating nucleus
5 frames with brood. in all stages no eggs, plus 2 frames to mating nucleus
2 frames with stores, plus 1 to mating nucleus
4 frames foundation
Supers: 2
Added box of foundation under existing heavy super
Varroa Drop Count:2/7
Temper: 7

Hive#4

Inspected by: Hilary HApiary 150503 Hive4
Audience level: Bee Basic
Brood Chamber (Single Deep)
Frames aligned ‘warm’ way.
Queen (Green/2014) seen.
Deep
No Queen Cells
5 frames with brood
? frames with stores
Room for laying OK.
Super: 1
Varroa Drop Count:10/7
Temper:10

Hive#5

Inspected by: Hilary H
Audience level: Bee Basic
Brood Chamber (Single Deep)
Queen (Green/2014) not seen
No Queen Cells
3 frames with brood all stages  including eggs. Frame of sealed brood added from Hives#2&3
3 frames with stores
Room OK
Supers: 1
Varroa Drop Count:1/7
Temper:7

Hive#6

Inspected by: David P
Audience level: Beginner
Brood Chamber (Shallow over Deep)
Queen (Green/2014) not seen.
Deep
No Queen Cells
9 frames with brood no eggs
2? frames with stores
1 ?empty drawn frame
Shallow
No Queen Cells
3 frames with brood including eggs
8? frames with stores
1? empty drawn frame, room to lay OK
Supers:2
Varroa Drop Count:10/7
Temper:9
Put shallow frame in deep box to allow drone culling next week.

Hive#7

Inspected by: Peter R
Audience level: Beginner
Brood Chamber (Double Shallow)
Queen (Green/2014) not seen.
Lower Shallow
2 Queen Cells removed
5 frames with brood and eggs
2 frames with stores
2 empty drawn frames
Upper Shallow
No Queen Cells
7 frames with brood
4 frames with stores
Room OK
Supers: 1
New box added above queen excluder
Varroa Drop Count:0/7
Temper:6

Hive#8

Inspected by: David PApiary 160503 Hive8
Audience level: Beginner
Brood Chamber (Single Deep)
Queen (Green/2014) seen.
No Queen Cells
7 frames with brood, no eggs seen.
4 frames with stores
Room for laying OK
Supers: 1
Varroa Drop Count:4/7
Temper: 8