Couldn't inspect on Sunday - Weather appalling and honeybees get a bit cross if it's thundery/wet/windy.
Worried about Blue - big colony, might swarm any day! Anyway, nothing to worry about - no sign of swarm preps.(yet!)
|Sorry it's blurred. White queen with attendant workers.|
There was a lot of comb on the excluder. It's worth scraping it off to give bees easy access to the honeycomb above. Never throw it away - this could cause robbing/spread disease/encourage predators (eg.badgers). Anyway it's worth saving to make candles or polish. I drop spare wax into my solar extractor.