Re: Weak NorCal hive - what to do?
It may be a goner, but to try and save it I would take them out of that double deep and put them in a single story nuc. I did this with three of my hives going into winter and it seemed to help them protect the smaller space from wax moths and intruders. If they make it, keep a close eye on them in the spring and transfer back into the regular hive, because they may build up quick and swarm on ya!
Coyote Creek Bees - Beekeeping for 2 years. Number of hives - 17
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