a friend passed on and has 30 hives . if i buy them iwould have to do a shake down to get them on 4.9. now how does one do that,andwhat about the queen,do i catch her first , or will she go along with the program buzz.
There is a section on this site called "Point of View", in there is an article about Ed and Dee Lusby, "Getting back to biological beekeeping" and in that article are explanation why and links to regressing your bees. It is interesting and gives the how to. You might try there first.