I have a new, small colony that was a swarm, with a queen that was taken out of a home.
It is settling in (after swarming and then I re-introduced them to the hive), but truth be told, it is a pretty small group of girls.
I worry that they will be compromised because of their size, but wonder about how I would put another swarm in with them.
I have a friend who has a swarm, and ideally I would increase their numbers and size to make them heartier, but not sure how to do
that without finding and eliminating a queen - something I am not crazy about doing.
I tend to err on the side of letting things "bee", with my beekeeping practices - and wonder if letting them (the assumed multiple queens) fight it out would be an ok way to go. Or just crazy?