Hive 5 - The Queen cell now empty - no queen seen but a virgin queen presumed and we now await the mating process.
Hive 8 - improving and eggs now seen in top box
Hive 9 - Very strong colony, so we moved all new brood frames (upper box) into a new brood box on the floor, plus two supers, and then an eke with old brood box with stores and old brood with a top entrance to allow drones to escape. This should encourage the movement of stores from the bottom brood box to move upwards and provide greater space for the queen to lay.
Hive 10 - As always the strongest colony, and it was preparing to swarm!
And 4 becomes 6
Ken - Apiary Supervisor