Yup, this is why I always add a couple frames of brood to swarms. This catapults them toward growth vs the usual population drop swarms/packages experience while getting their first round of brood out.I have a question, if the bees in the hive are at least 20 days old (when they swarmed), and the queen takes a good 30 days to start laying, and another 20 days for brood to emerge. It would be fine if there were many frames of brood, but without, how will they survive? Should Timedlem take a frame of brood from another hive every once in a while and put it in that one?
I agree. Many people may not be able to keep any more than one or vet few hives, but might be able to add a nuc or two. This opens up so many options for situations like this or countless other desperate situations that can develop.Pushing them hard and thin! May want to see if you can't find a local queen available. I always keep some in some backup resource hives for instances just as this.
I think any beekeeper with a few hives should keep a strong resource nuc in standby as well. They're highly underrated.
maybe pinch herWhat issue?