Re: Fall combining of hives
What would be the point of dumping bees into an already strong hive, especially if you plan on killing the queen of the weaker hive? I suggest you let them weather it out. The strong hive will do well with its current population and the weaker hive just might surprise you. Worse case if the weaker hive dies and then you can use the stores from that to add to your strong hive in early spring if they need it. The better case if you will have two colonies going into next spring.
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