Yup queen right in both colonies with sealed and unsealed worker cells plus emerging brood I have drones present and drone brood. The other 7 colonies are a bit behind and I have 1 of these that I am pretty sure I am going to have to unite, but yes off and running I was expecting not to see drones for another 3 to 4 weeksSure you are Q right?
I think that Poly Hive might consider the paddle well worth it. MJBee's location is a little further south of you than you might have realised.Dont send them too far south. Its still very early spring here and you cant get much further south without getting your feet wet!