Re: Combining to save my hive
Rather than adding brood from your active hive, I would pinch the queen shown in the photo and combine the bees with your more active hive; she's laying drone brood, and not too well. If you take from your active hive, you'll just wind up weakening it and perhaps wind up with two weak hives going into winter. Save the frames, and use them for a split next spring.
Pete. New 2013, 10 hives, zone 6a
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