Re: What should I be looking for this time of year in hive?
Never pull out brood frames if there are not enough drones FLYING to mate with a virgin replacement queen
Many hives are killed by a damaged queen that the bees replace but can't get their new queen mated
You don't have kill your queen just "roll" her replacing or pulling a frame from the brood nest and damage a leg, the bees will know and try to supercede her
Good Luck, Mike
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