Opened up the hives – nothing remarkable actually. #3 (which is the only “real hive” we have now in Espoo) is buzzing with life and lots of new larvae. Added an F-Box – not that I think it is yet needed but I really do not like getting the hives remotely crowded here in Espoo.
The Swarm hive was busy and new larvae – did not see the queen though. Added a couple of food-cakes and a couple of brood-cakes to strengthen it a bit.
The original hive #7 – where there are only bees and no queen – not much has changed there either – quite a few queen cups in late stages so soon there should be a new queen.
The split out big hive with no queen is in pretty much the same state – no queen yet – tons of bees though – and tons of queen cups in various stages – so also here we will have a new queen soon. Took a couple of food-cakes and two 50% brood F frames and stuck them in the swarm hive where there is a queen – just to strengthen that one and make a bit more space in the big queenless one.