Update from My Hive,
I had wintered with double brood, early during the year I noticed my only hive had DWV, I treated them by vaporizing them with Oxalic Acid and they pulled out strong.
on 1st May I split the Split the hive to create a second hive, as did not want to risk having one hive again next year.
My original hive by 20th May was booming and I placed the FlowSuper as the bees needed space, 28th May saw a sealed swarm cell, quickly located my queen and put her in a new brood box with frame of brood and foundation and shock 3 frames of bees with her and placed her in the original place.
Majority of the bees with the old queen at present are working on the Flow Super, and only have 3 frames of bees in the brood box. The Flow Super is packed with bees.
Inspected my 3rd Hive on 4th June with the swarm cell, and there was more queen cells, I have knocked all but three cells that I have chosen, the original sealed swarm cell and two other cups with royal jelly and a grub inside it.
I quite happy that my colonies are expanding well from what started as a disaster at the beginning of the year, It pays to regular check your bees health.
Would love to hear about other UK experiences, I shall update later on how much honey I manage to harvested.