I have to admit that I was late with my first inspection. The bees confirmed that by building honey comb in the feeding eke which I then scraped off and left in place above the crown board over a super and QX. All creating extra work for the bees. Two colonies very slow developing and must decide whether to merge or perform Bailey comb change (for weak colony).Will check again this week.
But otherwise colonies doing fine. Two died early winter – one hive and one overwintering nuc.