Re: Saving very small winter survivor colony
You and I have kinda the same weather right now.
Originally Posted by Pinchecharlie
I'm in the same boat with a couple of hives. I was talking with a big time beekeeper and brought it up. Asked about the queen and maybe replacing her. He told me that the queen will only lay enough eggs that the hive has bees to keep the brood warm. Made sense to me. I added a frame of capped brood (will be 2000-3000 bees in about 11 days.)
I am waiting for the explosion.
Last edited by Jackam; 04-19-2017 at 10:01 PM.
The question is what to do, and the answer, as always, is complicated by a muddle of reason, emotion, and doubt.