Chris has been worried about the bees as they haven't been expanding in the Lower Deep as quickly as expected. But it has been an extremely cold and wet spring (we actually had a fire in the wood stove in early June and if we weren't so stubborn would have had another last week), so he's been just biding his time and hoping for the best.
Well, not just hoping. Early on he put out food for them to help with the lack of pollen and he's been checking for mites and general health all along.
Today he finally got to add the Upper Deep! He says the hive is just packed with healthy buzzy bees.