I have two hives started from packages March 31. One is doing very well, the other . . . ok. The hives are placed side-by-side about 2 feet apart on the same stand. I suspect I'm getting a bit of drifting as the bushes encourage the bees to fly out from the second hive sort of past the first one.
What to do?
1) It is what it is, leave 'em alone
2) Switch hive positions so the other hive is "first in line"
3) Take frames from stronger, put in other hive
4) Try to split stronger hive for a 3rd hive
Two Hives on a Stand