Re: How to deal with backfilling properly and Fast
I would extract the honey if you don't have enough space and give them back the empty frames to fill up some more.
Then make 300 hives by doing more splits so they will not swarm anymore. By increasing
the hive number it is a sure bet against the bitter cold winter later on. Comes Spring again you
will have some nice looking hives. The honey collected is good for winter honey syrup feeding too.
Wish I have this kind of a problem.
Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?