A little robbing advice please
For the past week I've been managing to keep this one 8 frame hive from being ransacked by the others. Put on a robber screen, reduced the top entrance to ~ 0.5", etc. no mite issues.
Inspected it yesterday to clear out the dead bees and noticed very little brood/reserves but saw the queen (looking good). Placed two frames of brood/larvae/eggs/honey from one of our strongest hives thinking it may give them something to fire back up with.
Upon initial observation I kept thinking "poor girls have been demoralized". Anything else I can do to help them out or should I just combine them for the winter?
Zone 8a - Elev.~ 1,100 ft. Sandy, OR.
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