Colony 5 had drawn a lot of the foundation out, so I removed all the old brood and gave it to colony 4 in preparation for queen rearing. Colony 5 now has a queen excluder underneath the brood box which I will remove after our break in Majorca. It has a couple of frames of old stores and I have given a little syrup. Tomorrow I will treat with "Hive Clean" and then add a super when we return from our hols.
Hive 3 seems a little slow to build up, that was the colony I shook swarmed in July and then overwintered in a poly hive!
In 10 days I'll remove the brood from colony 1, moving it too colony 4, as above.