Had my original hive swarm this spring, and it failed to requeen. I gave it 2 frames of brood 4 weeks ago. Did a check today, still no brood, just random drone cells sprinkled through some of the frames..... hardly any honey.
I thought it was getting robbed a couple days ago so I reduced the entrance down... Based on the existence of maybe a frame total of honey in the entire hive, they had been being robbed for a while.
I have 7 other hives, should I combine this hive with another weak one? If I have a laying worker, will cause problems?
Or should a take up water polo for the summer?