As I mentioned on my last visit the contractor doing work at the back of one of the gardens well and truly messed the track up, it was like driving on ice. So please leave your vehicle at the gate if you need to visit the apiary.
The temperature was 8°C, so no bees flying.
The number of dead bees at the entrance of number 4 hive has increased slightly, there were a number of dead bees below the stand of number 10 (photos below). What is concerning me is that these two hives are the lightest in weight and possibly the lowest in stores.