Re: Weak Hives
We start all our bees as nucs with qc's in the spring each year. Anything that dosent "catch" a queen gets one rebuild which amounts to putting in a couple frames of open brood and enough queenright bees to outnumber the queenless bees (shaking some out some of the queenless bees if there are too many) and then adding a second queen cell. We are usually successful on about half of those rebuilds. After that its shake out or paper combine them. We dont have the time to mess with them if they miss a second time. Its not that it cant be done just that it isnt a high priority and the danger of it turning into a box full of wax moth is pretty high in the heat of the summer.
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