When Is It Time To...
After bears wiped out my hives at my house in NH, I took a year off and now I'm in Maine and restarting with 1 hive. So, my question is....
I know when you get a package of bees for a new hive, you don't add a 2nd deep until the 1st deep's frames are mostly "drawn out."
But, I got a nuc with 5 full frames that I inserted in an vacant hive that is completely drawn out. I took out 5 drawn out frames and inserted the 5 frames from the nuc. So, all 10 frames were drawn out when I inserted the nuc into the original dead hive about a week ago.
So, WHEN DO I ADD A 2nd DEEP (with 75% drawn frames in that deep too)?
Maine Busy Bee Apiary & Family Farm