Re: Ask Questions Here!
Sondra, I will take a shot at an answer to your question. You are keeping bees not having them. pat yourself on the back.
On the issue of a "Dink" I don't know if comments about this are just starting to stand out to me or if there is suddenly the appearance of them. But I ran into one of this this past summer. it was a swarm I caught and put in a top bar hive back at the beginning of June.
My question is. Do they ever get going or will they remain a lethargic colony? I chose to leave them alone and see what happens next spring but if their is no hope I could have used the bee population to boost two nucs I started. I may still get weather warm enough to combine before winter sets in. Only 41 degrees this morning. today may look like a good one to attempt it.
Everything gets darker, as it goes to where there is less light. Darrel Tank (5PM drawing instructor)