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I did my first split on June 14, didn't see any QCs so added 2 more open brood frames on June 28.

I took a peek this morning, see 2 QC's toward the bottom.

Problem: not too many bees stayed with the hive - am afraid a lot of bees returned to parent hive, which is next to it.

I plan to move or reposition the entrance.

How and when should I add some more bees? Probably ASAP.

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Do you feel that there are enough nurse bees to take care of the brood you added?
No, I don't. There were lots on there when I swapped out 2 brood combs from the 1st attempt. I thought with the emerging brood, and nurse bees it would have more bees. But this morning it looked too lightly populated. Was only in there for a quick peek, but did not walk away with a warm and fuzzy feeling.

Will go in on Saturday and shake in some nurse bees, and look to see what the QCs really look like up close.

Here's hoping.

NBL
 
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