07917 677667 beesatbobs@btinternet.com RJ beekeeping, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

I get a real good feeling when I see a new queen has come into lay and the brood is fine and healthy; although I have yet to see a 2014 queen, I now have hives with them present and sealed brood which means the queen is there, mated and laying. I will get another “feelgood factor” when I do see the queens!