I have checked the bees since my last post, they have been really busy and doing reasonably well.
I am due to check them again sometimes this week but the hives up to date are as follows.
Hive E now has 5 supers, the last one was added on the 3d of June, they are doing really well.
Hive B, got another frame of brood with bees this time, did not shake any of it, just picked up a frame with capped and some opened brood and stuck it in this is what it looked like I did this on the 23d of May, took it from hive C
Hive C – received a super with 4 foundationless frames inside, doing really well, Queen laying nicely.
Hive A – they still have enough space for expansion without the need of adding any more supers.
Hive D I had to move the frames around as they just wanted to go only up and not sideways, so I scattered it a bit.
They have been really well behaved,I wanted to check the hives one morning and they soon let me know it was not going to be so I backed away to return later on, it was a much easier decision to do it later.
The garden has suddendly sprung into action, we have had rain most of the days on and off and reasonably warm weather so perfect for growing, I have my fist poppy in flower and it looks gorgeous even though it is its third day and its nearly finished, more to come, we are getting ready to scythe the fields just really planning for a 5 day dry patch, not sure whether we can get it this week.
I have planted up the courgettes, yellow and green, in the currant/goosberry bed it is a bit of a test we shall see how well they will work together. I seemed to have overplanted the cucumbers but if need be the animals will eat them. The lettuces are finally doing something as are the tomatoes, it took them 3 weeks to germinate. Wicked.