I have been keeping bees on and off for 40 years and these are the most easy bees to work i have ever come across, the frames were evenly mixed with sealed brood and all stages leading up to sealed, they came in a NEW poly nuc with two lids one closed the other with gauge for transport. The advice given was very clearly explained to me and you could tell straight away that you were dealing with people that have GREAT knowledge of the currant beekeeping situation and a passion for bees second to none. Transferred the bees to a W.B.C. the next morning after collection the night before, I did not need to use any smoke and the bees stayed calm throughout the hole process and did not come off the frames or come at me in any way. As instructed i placed a rapid feeder on the crown board straight away. i checked the hive 3 days latter all was well the queen easily seen and the new frames of wired foundation already being drawn out. they have been happily working of every fine day and with the feed on every rainy day as well, as i have the hive inside a lorry body i can check them what ever the weather. My plan as discussed with Gruff is to split the hive and make two from one when the colony is strong enough and at the rate they are going it will be about five weeks from purchase. Another grate feature of this purchase is that advice and help is just a phone call away. This new venture by this young Welsh family is well deserving of every beekeepers support and i wish them every success for the future.