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Hi,

I have several weaker hives and want to add bees and brood. What is the best way to do this? I was thinking adding a couple frames of brood might solve the issue, but then there maynot be enough nurse bees to care for them. Is it recommend to move the hive after adding more bees so they don't fly back to their old home? What about queen safety?

What is the best way to boost a weaker hive? Thanks in advance!
 

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Capped brood requires less nurse bees, their cells are available sooner for refill with eggs, and will generate numbers quicker (also less likely to accidently grab the queen from the donor hive). The majority of bees with the frame of brood will stay with the recipient hive.
 
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