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I have several hives and one is weak. I plan to move two frames with eggs and brood from the strong hives to the weak one. Do I have to brush off all the bees before I move the frames or will the bees in the weak hives accept the new bees on these frames? I do not want to start a battle inside the hive.

Thanks, Jim
 

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No, the nurse bees will stay and the workers will go home. You can also just swap the position of the hives and the weak one will get the workers from the other hive which will help equilize them.
 

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We always shake before moving just a frame between hives. A few frames of hatching brood can quickly boost a hives population.

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