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