How much old comb to put in a new hive?
I have 8 bars of old comb from when my only hive died out over the winter. I'm planning on starting two new hives this spring and using the old comb to help them get started. My question is how much of the old comb should I put in the new hives? If I put 4 bars each in the new hives will that spread out the bees too thin to begin with or will they just work from one or two bars of comb until they raise some more bees?
Average is just as close to the bottom as it is to the top.