Switching hive positions when starting new colonies
Ok here is the thought. I am installing 2 packages this evening and would like to give them a boost. What if I were to place the new hives in the position of a couple of booming hives and let the field force supplement the new colonies? Any problems with with this plan? My concern would be if the foragers(old colony) would kill the queen or cause the new colony to abscond.
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