Two Fridays ago, I purchased 2 beehives and 1 Nuc (a Nuc is a small beehive that contains normally 4 frames, about half the size of a normal beehive).
I purchased these hives from members of the bee club that longer had the time to look after and manage them properly. (They have done the right thing, as beehives should never be left to look after themselves, this is how pests and diseases can be spread, you would never leave your dog or cat to fend for themselves).
I left them to settle in for a few day and with the beautiful warm weather we had last week, decided to go through the hives and check to see what they were doing, how they were going and did they have any pests or diseases. I had been told that they had not been looked at for a while.
Over all the bees were very friendly, had a great temperament and did not have any pests or diseases, I In another couple of weeks i will move them to one of my apiary sites with my other beehives.