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    I've moved this question from the "diseases" category, because my question to Will has gone off topic and I thought it better suited to the Bee Forum:

    Will, thanks for all the help. I think these two hives are stronger than you're imagining. They put up a pretty good hum when I fog them! I plan to go into all my hives within the next week to evaluate the goings on and to take off surplus honey. Do you think I should just join the two weak hives, or put each weak hive with one-half of my very strong two-queen colony? Whatever your answer, I think I'm going to go ahead and order a couple of those double screen boards--I think they might come in handy for a lot of things. Now, because of the very thorough explanation in your last post, I have another question: I read somewhere that a two-queen colony should be split into two separate hives for the winter. Are you saying I do not have to split my two-queen colony this fall? Sure would make thinks a lot easier! Assembly of my two-queen colony from bottom up is: Bottom board, deep hive body, queen excluder, Imirie shim, 2 shallow supers, queen excluder, Imirie shim, the second brood box, another Imirie shim and three honey supers. Are you saying I can just remove the three top honey supers for extraction and leave the 2 in the center for the bees to overwinter, or do I have to dissassemble and remove the Imirie shims?

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    Sorry, I didn't see the new thread. I posted a reply back in old thread.

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    Gotcha. Thanks, Will, for all your help and patient information. As soon as this tropical storm gets past us, I'll be taking care of everything we discussed.

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