Before going out to look at the bees we had a chat about swarming and supercedure. Nice article on supercedure and queen cells here
I swapped a couple of the groups so that they would have a chance to see the difference between a new nuc colony and an established colony.
Hive 1 is coming along well.
Hive 2 had more queen cells. Since the queen was seen as well as eggs and young larvae we decided to tear down all the queen cells. We can then have a look next week to see what’s going on then. Next weke may take the queen away and put her in a nuc box and let the colony develop a new queen.
Hive 3 strong and busy. The super we put in last week was 75% full of nectar.
Hive 4 is building slowly.