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Is it a problem to have really unbalanced hives next to each other? One hive is 3 boxes full, just added a fourth. The other hive is working on filling their first box - I have been giving them frames of brood and I'm feeding them. They were really weak coming out of winter, but they are coming back fast now.

Should I increase the brood transfer between them, or swap locations or can I just keep going the way they are?
 

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Only one thing do not give the weak hive more brood frams than it can take care of.IE If they are covering say 4 frames of brood now and there are only 4 frames of bees they will not be able to care for another frame of brood.
 

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Thanks Mitch, but I've been giving them mostly capped brood covered with bees. The first time I did it I was really nervous that I'd see massive fighting break out, but I saw nothing. I've done it a few more times and it has always been fine. Increasing the population with capped brood AND nurse bees has really given them a big, fast boost.
 
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