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So I started three packages in April. A month later I wanted another. So I got another, it was mutts. They quickly filled out 8 of 10 frames. On a recent check they had slowed down. There was not a lot of pollen stores. I made a pollen patty, some syrup, and placed on top of inner cover under a deep box. First mistake I guess was putting in some home made honey b healthy. This because they are being robbed, even with the feeder up top, or at least they are trying to rob them. I put the entrance reducer on. No unwanted activity at the entrance. The second batch of syrup no honey b healthy, ten minutes of putting syrup on and there was all kinds of activity at the entrance. No need to feed the others because they have a ton of stores. I know they are being robbed because the mutts are dark and the others are light Italians. What are some options? Just want to give the last hive a boost.
 

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I would take stores OUT of the robbing hives, GIVE them to the victims. Give empty frames to the robbing hives, feed those hives syrup and have them fill up those empty frames. Don't feed the weak hive, boost their numbers with a few frames of capped brood and some stores from the stronger hive. If you give them this boost, they'll equalize sooner.
 
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