///Apiary:28th June

Apiary:28th June

Hives #1, #2 & #3 were not inspected as they have new queens developing. Hive #7 was not inspected due to lack of time.
Weather cloudy, 19C at 14:30.

Hive#1

Not inspected, awaiting laying of new queen

Hive#2

Not inspected, awaiting laying of new queen

Hive#3

Not inspected, awaiting laying of new queen

Hive#4

Inspected by: Anne B
Brood Chamber (Double Deep):
Frames aligned ‘warm’ way.
Queen (Green/2014) not seen.
Lower Deep
0 queen cells
4 frames with brood
? frames with stores
? frames empty room for laying OK
Upper Deep
2 queen cells removed
10 frames with brood including eggs
? frame with stores
? farmes empty room for laying OK
Super: 1
Needs additional super
Temper:9

 Hive#5

Inspected by: Liz H
Demareed Brood Chambers:
Lower Brood Chamber (Single Deep)
Not inspected
Upper Brood Chamber (Single Deep)
With second entrance
No Queen
1 sealed  queen cell removed 1 sealed queen cell from last time left.
3 frames with brood all stsealed
3 frames with stores
2 empty drawn frames
Supers: 3
Plenty of stores confirmed in top super
Temper:8

Hive#6

Inspected by: Mel E
Brood Chamber (Shallow over Deep):
Queen not seen
Deep
0 queen cells
3 frames with brood including eggs
? frames with stores
? empty frames room to lay OK
Shallow
0 queen cells
0 frames with brood
8 frames with stores
? empty frames room to lay OK
Supers: 2
1 drawn, no stores
Temper:10

Hive#7

Not inspected ran out of time

Hive#8

Inspected by: Brad D
Brood Chamber (Single Deep)
 Queen (Blue/2015) seen
0 queen cells
5 frames with brood including eggs
3 frames with stores
4 undrawn frames, room for laying OK
Supers: 3
Added foundation super other two supers heavy
Temper: 8

Hive#9

Warre Hive
Inspected by: Brad D
Queen (Green/2014) gone
2 Boxes:
Upper Box
5 sealed queen cells removed 1 sealed and 1 unsealed queen cell left
6 frames brood including older larvae no eggs
2 frames stores
Masking tape outside entrance
All frames checked for removeability
Extra comb has been built
Box changed
Box 2
Top bars only
Temper: 10

Mating Nuclei

#15A
Inspected by: Liz H
Assembled 3rd May from Hive#3 (Primary rearing) housed in Wooden nucleus
Queen still not seen
0 frames brood.
Stores OK
Room OK
#15B
Inspected by: Brad D
Assembled 10th May from Hive#3 (Primary rearing) housed in Wooden nucleus
Queen (2015/Green) seen
0 queen cells
5 frames brood, including frame donated from Hive#4
Moved 3′ towards Hive#7.
Stores OK
Room OK
Temper:6
#15D
Inspected by: Liz H
Assembled 17th May from Hive#6 housed in Cardboard nucleus #1
Queen still not seen
1 frame brood few eggs, few larvae
Stores OK
Room OK
#15E
Inspected by: Liz H
Assembled 17th May from Hive#6 housed in Cardboard nucleus #2
No queen seen
No brood or eggs
Stores OK
Room OK
#15F
Inspected by: Mel E
Assembled 20th May from Hive#2 (Secondary rearing) housed in Deep box
No queen seen
4 frames of brood including eggs, poor pattern with capped drone brood
Stores OK
Room OK
#15G
Inspected by: Mel E
Assembled 24th May from Hive#8 housed in Cardboard nucleus #4
Queen not seen
4 frames of worker brood excellent pattern
Stores OK
Room OK

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