Re: dying hives
Very good point JBJ. Even over here I've often seen a new queen thrown at a troubled hive in a way that's just a waste. By requeen, by default, I'm talking about doing it in a way that's going to work.
Originally Posted by JBJ
So a hive with severe pms for example, would get at least one healthy frame of hatching brood plus some bees along with the new queen. Wether that's too much management for some TF folks I don't know. But for me, I do what works.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).