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Offline Bob Wilson

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Moving a queenless hive into a good hive.
« on: March 15, 2020, 05:13:57 pm »
A split I made out of a hive two weeks ago has failed. No queen, no eggs, no larva. Just a smattering of capped brood and empty comb. It was the hive being robbed. I dont want to disturb the new swarm I caught 4 days ago, and my other hive has a new virgin queen. The swarm came from there.
Am I right in assuming it would not be good to introduce the failing hive into either of them?

Offline sawdstmakr

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Re: Moving a queenless hive into a good hive.
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2020, 06:13:07 pm »
I don?t know of any reason not to add it to another hive. I would add it to the weakest hive. Smoke up both hives and put the queenless hive on top.
I assume that you looked and did not find any queen cells.
Jim Altmiller