Re: snow bound hives/locations
How deep is the snow on your hives?
How long it will take you to do it for 100 queens?
Can you ask the queen supplier to send them in 50 at a time?
The reason being that if you are making splits then it will take longer to
do it with 200 hives. You are making splits and not a simple requeening.
And the queen cannot wait that long outside the hive without
any feeding unless there is a better way to make them survive longer for
you to have more time to do things. Now is the time to get the patty in for them first. I say just dig it!
Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?