We just checked our two strong hives and they couldn’t have looked more different. One had a full super of honey and very nice worker brood pattern with the odd drone brood scattered at the edge of some of the frames. The only slight concern I had was about 4-5 cups dotted around the brood (not all at the bottom). All were quite small and empty like the one shown below, but i’m unsure if they are play cups or the start of swarm preparations.
The other hive had eaten more of their honey and although they did have some nice worker brood but had A LOT of drones in it and also a full frame of drone brood.
In the end we took 2 frames of brood from each hive and gave them 4 drawn frames with quite a lot of honey in them. We will check again in about 3 weeks and maybe split them again as long as they haven’t swarmed by then!