Thursday, September 25, 2014
I'M GOING TO JUST DO IT THIS YEAR!
I noted two "small" hives this morning. Small enough that I'm questioning their survivability over winter. They're NOT packing away the sugar syrup either! I so far have always "kicked myself" IN THE SPRING for not trying overwintering small hives TOGETHER (yes - stacked on top of one another). I'm going to tear into them and see what 'das going on...and combine them. They're small enough that I might be able to franken-hive the frames to one box each hive - then newspaper combine them with a queen excluder. They may not really like me and it might fail miserably....but if they're DOOMED anyway - I guess they could get it over with more quickly. (see UPDATE in comment area) my 150# producing hive has dwindled to NOTHING....she's being incorporated to another hive.