Re: questions about 2nd full year/start of 3rd year
My advise would be to focus this coming year on building up as many "extra" drawn frames as you can. It is extremely difficult to reduce spring swarming if you don't have extra boxes with drawn comb. Most of the time the bees end up in the trees, then 1/2 of your bees and a potential harvest are lost.
They are most likely going to swarm anyway, so I would plan on doing early splits. Later in the season you can evaluate and keep the best queens, do some combining, and next fall be back to your original number of hives. Then you will have some extra boxes with drawn comb for the following spring. That puts you in a much better position for effective swarm control and a decent honey harvest.
Probably not what you wanted to hear, but I've been there too. Management becomes so much easier when you have all the tools needed to be successful. Without it, it can be extremely frustrating.
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