Re: Saving very small winter survivor colony
Look like I won this time. Somehow the bees did not ball this handicap queen. Maybe they feel too sorry for her situation. Now I added more
cap broods, drone broods and pollen frames into this weak hive. These frames are from the strong production hive without the attaching bees. The previous post have the attaching bees added. So during the flow the bees are too busy to care that much. Overall, this weak nuc hive has received about 11 frame of hive resources with a queen that is still alive on a hive check today. Would you try to risk it?
Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?