Where to put Ob hive.
I have a small swarm I need to put in a nuc or something nuc sized, a big hive I can get a frame of brood from (going to have to feed feed feed, everyone's out of honey and its droughting)
I bought a used brushy mountain observation hive, 4 frames down, top one for the queen, and with this cup size swarm there was definitely a queen. They got rained on and have been locked up all week.
I want to set the OB hive up with them in it, but it really doesn't look all that weather tight. I have a very large hive that needs split, and soon, who are notorious robbers.
Available setup spots:
a shed on the back lot that opens to the east and has an old really tall hive stand in it I could set them on
the apiary with 3 hungry hives and a 4th that could get to robbing size fairly quickly.
Stuck in Texas. Learning Permaculture in drought, flood and strange weather. The bees are still alive.