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  1. #1
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    Default Biggraham, new poster, 2 hives

    Hey yall, I have been reading your posts and taking knowledge from them all as I am a new beekeeper. I am looking forward to being able to converse with you all as I said before i am a novice, but with great love for my bees.
    I installed a package in mid may, they are doing wonderful, just added a second brood box and in 3 days thay have drawn comb on several frames. My problem is my little hive. I got them from a friend when his swarmed. Before i knew what I was looking at, I was queenless. She must have never returned from her mating flight. Once I realized that I also real;ized that I had a laying worker. It is a very weak hive. I was able to introduce a queen, along with a frame of capped and uncapped brood with bees from my other hive. She has been accepted, and is laying, My concern is that the older bees dying out might be faster than the new bees joining the colony, I am considering adding another frame of brood with no bees for a boost. Any suggestions? thanks for your concern in advance. Big G

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    Default Re: Biggraham, new poster, 2 hives

    Add another frame of brood with bees....but certainly not the queen. It will help...

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    Default Re: Biggraham, new poster, 2 hives

    Quote Originally Posted by snl View Post
    Add another frame of brood with bees....but certainly not the queen. It will help...
    Thanks so much, I will be certain my queen is left in the strong hive. I was thinking frame with no bees, but since I have just had an outpouring I expect I can spare the nurses. G

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    Default Re: Biggraham, new poster, 2 hives

    Welcome Graham!
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    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

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